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Back from the John Muir Trail

August 13th, 2013 · 3 Comments

220 miles, 11 passes and an ascent of Mount Whitney. A helicopter evacuation of one of our party with an injured knee. Well below freezing temperatures at one campsite at just under 12,000 feet.

I came home with sore feet and 15 pounds lighter (160 going in, 145 now). I think I need to gain a little of that back before I start worrying about my weight again. I look positively skinny in my underwear. (No pictures will be posted.)

I’ll post more later about my solar recharger, hiking poles, the helicopter evacuation, the WAG Bag and other exciting details, but for now it is sufficient to say that it has been done.

Mirror Lake

“N” saw this scene first, then we all had to take our own picture

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Don // Aug 14, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Beautiful picture. So glad you’re back and looking forward to your story.

  • 2 Donna // Aug 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Wow, that’s almost worth the entire hike just to see that. Welcome home.

  • 3 Richard // Aug 15, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Sounds like it was all you hoped it would be. I’m sure I speak for all when I say thanks for not including a picture of you in your underwear. The scenery of the High Sierra is much more appreciated.

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