Month: September 2009

John Muir Trail Day 4: Lower Cathedral Lake to Tuolumne Meadows

It was cold sleeping without the tent’s rain fly. Temperature dipped below 40°F (4.5°C). The sleeping bag kept my body warm but my face was freezing.

John Muir Trail Day 3: Sunrise Creek Crossing to Lower Cathedral Lake

Right after leaving camp, the trial begins to climb up Sunrise Mountain. Going up what seemed to be an endless series of switchbacks.

John Muir Trail Day 2: Clouds Rest Junction to Half Dome to Sunrise Creek Crossing

I set the alarm for 5am but didn’t get up until 6:30. I slept pretty well for being the first night of the hike. The Thermarest NeoAir mattress was very comfortable and I woke up rested and with no aches.

John Muir Trail Day 1: Yosemite Valley to Clouds Rest Junction

The plan was to hike about 6.5 miles to the Clouds Rest Junction, camp there for the night and climb Half Dome early next morning.

John Muir Trail Journal

A day by day account of my John Muir Trail through hike in the California Sierra Nevada, including preparation stages, packing list, and post trip thoughts. Starting from Yosemite Valley, it took me a total of 23 days to complete the hike.