John Muir Trail from Yosemite - August 2020

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WanderingJim
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John Muir Trail from Yosemite - August 2020

Post by WanderingJim » Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:55 am

So, it took almost as long as the trek itself did, but I wrote up my daily reports and went though all my photos (all 9,000+ of them). I picked out the photo highlights, plus removed the blurry and embarrassing ones.

The reports were written with friends, family, co-workers, and hikers in mind. Some of the info may not be interesting to everyone, but hopefully you find most of it interesting and informative.

Some of the rants and complaining about switchbacks (and other things) may be exaggerated a little, but I did take notes on the trail so some of it is based on my thoughts at the time.


A master page with all the daily reports linked along with the Flickr albums for each day.
https://wandering.earth/index.php/2020/ ... ay-by-day/

A Flickr collection with all the JMT albums.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wandering ... 935665376/
Movies:
https://wandering.earth/index.php/2020/ ... 20-movies/


Fortunately, I wasn't on the trail when the fires exploded in September, but there was some impact from fires while I was on the JMT (days 20 and 24, in particular).

Enjoy!

-WanderingJim
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Re: John Muir Trail from Yosemite - August 2020

Post by nunns » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:00 am

I look forward to reading that trip report. 2-4 week through-hikes are on my bucket list in a few years here.

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Re: John Muir Trail from Yosemite - August 2020

Post by CoHi591 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:51 pm

Ah, I did Yosemite to Bishop Pass a few years ago and finally got back this summer (end of July) for the final ~100 miles to Whitney. Among the best experiences of my life. I look forward to reading your report, thanks for sharing.
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