Sierra Nevada

Kennedy Meadows General Store, Rest day and Resupply before hitting the Sierra

Kennedy Meadows General Store, Rest day and Resupply before hitting the Sierra

Hiked out of Kennedy Meadows on June 16

Hiked out of Kennedy Meadows on June 16

My friend Moontrain

My friend Moontrain

Moontrain had one of the biggest packs heading into the Sierra, a 12 day resupply

Moontrain had one of the biggest packs heading into the Sierra, a 12 day resupply

Beck Meadows

Beck Meadows

Even in the southern portion of the Sierra, water was scarce

Even in the southern portion of the Sierra, water was scarce

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The High Sierra lies ahead

The High Sierra lies ahead

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Mt. Whitney

Mt. Whitney

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Heading towards Glen Pass

Heading towards Glen Pass

Glen Pass

Glen Pass

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Camping before Muir Pass

Camping before Muir Pass

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Muir Pass

Muir Pass

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Evolution Lake

Evolution Lake

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Made it to Mammoth Lakes and swapped for new shoes for the first time after close to 900 miles

Made it to Mammoth Lakes and swapped for new shoes for the first time after close to 900 miles

Devil’s Postpile

Devil’s Postpile

Thousand Island Lake

Thousand Island Lake

We made it to Tuolumne Meadows and decided to hitchhike to Yosemite Valley

We made it to Tuolumne Meadows and decided to hitchhike to Yosemite Valley

We got a ride fairly easily and hiked up to Glacier Point

We got a ride fairly easily and hiked up to Glacier Point

It was Chips and Moontrain’s first time visiting Yosemite Valley

It was Chips and Moontrain’s first time visiting Yosemite Valley

We missed the shuttle back to TM so we had to hitchhike, which turned out to be more difficult than we anticipated

We missed the shuttle back to TM so we had to hitchhike, which turned out to be more difficult than we anticipated

After a few hours we were picked up by some park employees and another hitch later, we arrived back to TM in time to hike out a few miles

After a few hours we were picked up by some park employees and another hitch later, we arrived back to TM in time to hike out a few miles

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After having hiked with a group for the past 300 miles, I decided I needed to go off on my own, so I departed solo this morning

After having hiked with a group for the past 300 miles, I decided I needed to go off on my own, so I departed solo this morning

Northern Yosemite took my breath away

Northern Yosemite took my breath away

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Quickly approaching the end of the Sierra

Quickly approaching the end of the Sierra

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Mokelumne Wilderness

Mokelumne Wilderness

On this day, Chips and I decided we would try to hike our biggest mileage day yet…

On this day, Chips and I decided we would try to hike our biggest mileage day yet…

Near Carson Pass

Near Carson Pass

We hiked 20 hours straight and 62 miles later we were in Lake Tahoe

We hiked 20 hours straight and 62 miles later we were in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

A few friends dropped by to visit me on my rest day in Lake Tahoe

A few friends dropped by to visit me on my rest day in Lake Tahoe

After leaving South Lake Tahoe, I became really ill on trail from food poisoning. I had to hike back into town the next morning and spend an extra day in town recovering. Surprisingly, the very next morning I felt completely fine and decided to go back on trail. This is me waiting to get a hitch back to trail, I must have waited 2-3 hours to get a hitch.

After leaving South Lake Tahoe, I became really ill on trail from food poisoning. I had to hike back into town the next morning and spend an extra day in town recovering. Surprisingly, the very next morning I felt completely fine and decided to go back on trail. This is me waiting to get a hitch back to trail, I must have waited 2-3 hours to get a hitch.

In Tuolumne Meadows, my trekking poles were stolen. I was given this walking stick by a friend man that gave me a ride into South Lake Tahoe. In town, I was hosted by a friendly couple who quickly became friends. As a gift, they also engraved my walking stick with this beautiful quote. I will treasure this walking stick for ever!

In Tuolumne Meadows, my trekking poles were stolen. I was given this walking stick by a friend man that gave me a ride into South Lake Tahoe. In town, I was hosted by a friendly couple who quickly became friends. As a gift, they also engraved my walking stick with this beautiful quote. I will treasure this walking stick for ever!