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The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby calicokat » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:19 pm

I backpacked the High Sierra Trail and the John Muir Trail from August 3rd to August 21st. It was quite the experience as the weather did not fully cooperate. I became intimately familiar with Thunderstorms. Here are some photos........you can see more and more of the photos at: http://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Sierra-Nevada There are Topo Maps of my entire journey to see as well and some videos at a later time.

I am in the process of blogging about the day to day adventure and if anyone is interersted, it is here: http://calicokat-hstjmt2012.blogspot.com/

Hamilton Lake (Day One)
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Precipice Lake (Day Two)
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Vista On The Way To Mt. Whitney (Day Four)
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Mt. Whitney From Timberline Lake (Day Four)
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University Peak & Mt. Bradley From Forester Pass (Day Five)
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Bullfrog Lake Reflections (Day Six)
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Mt. Brewer & Bullfrog Lake (Day Eight)
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Mt. Clarence King (Day Nine)
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The Palisades From Mather Pass (Day Ten)
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Lower Palisade Lake (Day Ten)
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The Black Giant (Day Eleven)
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Helen Lake (Day Eleven)
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Sunset From McClure Meadow (Day Eleven)
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Lake Of The Lone Indian (Day Thirteen)
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Camp Vista Supreme (Day Sixteen)
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Pre Dawn At Thousand Island Lake (Day Seventeen)
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Banner Peak (Day Seventeen)
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Black & White Version (Day Seventeen)
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Warm Early Morning Light From Half Dome's Summit (Day Nineteen)
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Myself On The Summit Of Half Dome w/ JMT/HST 2012 Bandana (Day 19)
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby Vitaliy M. » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:33 pm

Thank you for sharing these great photos, and congrats on doing JMT. Some day I hope to get on that as well.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby RickF » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:37 am

Great pictures thanks for sharing. Nice job covering the JMT.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby butitsadryheat » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:16 am

Very nice shots. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby obsidian » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:09 pm

CALICOKAT,
Extraordinary !!!
Fantastic !!!
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby iHartMK » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:25 pm

Great photos! We are going to do the HST this summer (2013) any tips? We are going west to east
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby simonov » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:51 pm

iHartMK wrote:Great photos! We are going to do the HST this summer (2013) any tips? We are going west to east


GF and I were meant to do it in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Maybe this year will be a breakthrough.
Nunc est bibendum.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby Bascuela » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:55 pm

Wow, some really great pics of your trip. Summertime in the Sierra's! Already dreaming about it now here in January.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby youngclimer123 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:37 am

they are ALL B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby iHartMK » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:49 pm

simonov wrote:
iHartMK wrote:Great photos! We are going to do the HST this summer (2013) any tips? We are going west to east


GF and I were meant to do it in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Maybe this year will be a breakthrough.


You gotta do it! Are you going to go east to west, or west to east?
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby aran » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:41 pm

Congrats on what looked to be a stunning journey. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby simonov » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:59 pm

iHartMK wrote:
simonov wrote:
iHartMK wrote:Great photos! We are going to do the HST this summer (2013) any tips? We are going west to east


GF and I were meant to do it in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Maybe this year will be a breakthrough.


You gotta do it! Are you going to go east to west, or west to east?


Just pulled the trigger on this. Applied for a permit for 14 August, west to east. Nine days.

Now all we have to do is figure out how to carry nine days of food.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby fatdad » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm

After just meeting with the accountant to do my 2012 taxes, your post was a much needed dose of beauty and escape to an otherwise grim morning. Thanks much.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby iHartMK » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:30 pm

simonov wrote:
iHartMK wrote:
simonov wrote:
iHartMK wrote:Great photos! We are going to do the HST this summer (2013) any tips? We are going west to east


GF and I were meant to do it in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Maybe this year will be a breakthrough.


You gotta do it! Are you going to go east to west, or west to east?


Just pulled the trigger on this. Applied for a permit for 14 August, west to east. Nine days.

Now all we have to do is figure out how to carry nine days of food.


Nice dude! Congratulations.
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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures

Postby peninsula » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:14 pm

iHartMK wrote:Great photos! We are going to do the HST this summer (2013) any tips? We are going west to east


Consider doing a slight variation of HST via Colby Pass. Beyond Colby Pass, consider a night alongside Pickett Creek Lake... amazing color and scenery along this entire stretch over Colby and down the Kern-Kaweah drainage.
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