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BascuelaRe: Elwoods summer of love on the JMT 2009


Wow! Congrats on your trip. I too am in the industry and looking at "reductions" in my not so distance future. I sort of wanted to do something like that as well.
Posted Jul 18, 2009 1:50 am

ElwoodElwoods summer of love on the JMT 2009  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009


As a laid-off aircraft mechanic, I wanted something "BIG" to do this summer, besides just look for another avaition job. So, why not the JMT? I set-off out of Yosemite Valley on June 19th & finished at Whitney Portal on July 6th, it was a 18-day journey with one rest-day at Vermillion Valley Resort! The trip was great! But also, alot tougher than I anticipated, due to the large amounts of snow over most of the passes, & just the day-to-day travel thru the Sierra Nevada. It was indeed, a life time experience!
Posted Jul 10, 2009 12:41 pm

Bascuela1st time up!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009


Overnighted at Trail camp. With a quick and amazing run up to the summit, out the same day. Will be back for more Whitney zone action.
Posted Jul 3, 2009 2:03 am

mrwsierraNothin' like the Sierra
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


A wonderful journey through the Range of Light.
Posted Feb 2, 2009 12:05 pm

JGHarrisonBest hike ever  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2008


Best hike i have ever been fortunate enough to take. If doing it in summer I wouldnt bother sending much resupply food, as the Muir ranch and Vermillion resort will have tons of extra food from backpackers that overestimated their food needs. I ate beef stew and cliff bars and cookies for days after each ranch.

Posted Jan 13, 2009 6:44 pm

tannerpuma1512 day epic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2008


Began at Happy isles on the 4th and finished at Mt. Whitney on the 15th. 12 days and all in my chacos! everyday but two we did 20+ miles and and we did Mather and Pinchot pass in the same day. It was a wonderful and amazing journey. It was really fast but incredible and worth every second of planning. One resupply at MTR. Wished I had taken more time to fish, but don't regret any of it!!!
Posted Aug 18, 2008 3:05 am



Hiked the JMT southbound in 2003. Solo in 13 days, much of the second half was hobbling on a bad knee, but it was incredible. Some beautiful scenery, some great times, and surprisingly given its like the superhighway of the Sierra, lots of solitude. If interested feel free to see my JMT Trip report with pics and an interactive topo map.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 2:50 pm

bechttEnd of JMT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2007


Watched a phenomenal sunset, slept in the shelter, and saw a gorgeous sunrise. Descended via Mountaineers Route. Last peak #15 on JMT adventure.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 5:44 pm

NewDayRisingJMT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2004


Hiked with 2 others N to S. Took 14 days with 1.5 days rest at Vermillion. Food caches at Red's Meadow and Muir Trail Ranch. Hiked from base of Forester Pass to Whitney Portal (31 miles) in 14 hrs. Greeted by a black bear at whitney portal, waiting for me to get into a bear box. Ate half of 12 inch size pancake in the morning.
Posted Jul 8, 2007 5:44 pm

poorboy44John Muir Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005


13 days with Stephen Quale and Jon McLeod. Jonathan Shapas started with us but had to drop out after a knee injury. Minor setback in the Valley when a bear broke into our car in Happy Isles. 13 days is a tough pace, but it allowed us to go light. Would like to spend more time around the LeConte canyon area -- amazing! Pictures are here.
Posted May 16, 2006 10:11 pm

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