"Welcome, fellow backpackers! Get ready to join me on an epic journey like no other as I tackle the legendary John Muir Trail. Brace yourself, because this year we're facing Snowmageddon with record-breaking snowfall and water crossings that would give even Moses second thoughts. Yep, I'm certifiably insane! But hey, who better to inspire you to step out of your cozy bubble? Let's embrace the great unknown, meet fascinating new souls, and push ourselves to the limit. And if we're lucky, we might just stumble upon nature's magical healing powers along the way. As a seasoned solo backpacker, I've discovered firsthand the transformative escape from the relentless rat race. It's a simpler life, free from judgment, where challenges become stepping stones and personal growth is inevitable. Oh, and did I mention I'm a sleep connoisseur? Swinging in my feather-filled hammock, I've perfected the art of a good night's sleep amidst the elements. And don't even get me started on my meticulous obsession with every single gram—Hey, I'm no camel! So, let's embark on this adventure together, where laughter, tears, and the occasional tumble are all part of the package. Because let's face it, life's greatest adventures are the ones that push us to our limits and leave us with unforgettable tales. Buckle up, folks, because we're about to make some extraordinary memories!"
I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to day 6 on the trail. It was a long day, but with a light at the end. VVR here I come!
Shit! I'm Late! When you're about to hike your longest day on the trial, the last thing you want to do is sleep in. Too late! It's done.
Who thought that after a year of planning that I would think about leaving the JMT halfway through. What should I do?
Day 3 was one for the books. It not only was my epically fucked up day, but also gave me my best view ever!
It's day two of the JMT and I'm about to head over Donohue Pass, my first mountain pass! I'm a little rusty, but hopefully, my hiker legs will set in soon.
It’s only the first day on the JMT and the trail is already providing. This must be a sign of great things to come!
Getting there is half the fun they say. Well this trek took two days of travel to get things set up, but I’m loving every minute! Tomorrow is the day!
It's been a while since my last post, but I'm still here. Since I finished my first section of the snow covered JMT on June 25th, I've been focusing
/embed] Now that I'm back from the first section of my John Muir Trail hike, it's time to evaluate what I brought out there and decide... what
Bittersweet feelings on this last day on the JMT. No sleep, no Half Dome, no permit, poking eyes out, and what is wrong with my toe?