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.
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.