Just a quick update from the John Muir Trail. We reached our first of four resupply points last night — Tuolumne Meadows — giving us a chance to eat burgers and a cold beer. The trip so far has been fantastic, with great weather and a couple amazing side trips up both Half Dome and Cloud’s Rest.
We’ve run into a few other JMT thru-hikers, including Bob, Cheryl, and Kira, who surprised me by saying “are you the SoCal Hiker?”
Tuolumne is one of the few points where I can check in via my cell phone.
Today is a relatively easy 11 mile trek up Lyell Canyon. Tomorrow we say farewell to Yosemite as we journey closer to Mt Whitney.
I hope to check in next week from Vermillion Valley Ranch. Until then, happy trails!
Tim Miner says
Thanks for checking in Jeff. We have been speculating about your progress. Seems that things are going well. Congrats on reaching your first resupply point. Can’t wait to hear about your adventure. I am sure the pics are going to be crazy!
Glad to hear the trip is going awesome! Good luck and good weather the rest of the way.
Hey Jeff & Joan…great to hear from you and glad it’s all good. Sounds like you’re celebrities now! I’ll sort of be on your heels, as I leave Wed. for Tuolumne Meadows and will do Lyell out/back before heading to Glen Aulin. Hi to Hari & Jeff #2. Happy trails and good weather!
Glenn Jones says
That is such awesome country up there. Enjoy yur trek up Lyell Canyon. The high country meadows are absolutely breathtaking!
Derek(100 Peaks) says
Awesome. I am missing the sierras already.
Kaete Hester says
You all look like you’re having a good time. Of course, a burger and a cold beer helps too.
SoCal Hiker says
Thanks for the comments, everyone! It’s our 10th day on the JMT, and we have our one-and-only rest day at Vermillion Valley Resort. Everyone is doing well (other than being tired, sore and blistered) and the trip so far has been amazing. Won’t be able to post any updates until after we return on the 17th. See you then!
David (Adayak) says
How cool is that to get recognized by people on the trail?! Good luck on the next leg of your journey.
Sound like you’ve been having a blast Jeff. I can’t wait for your updates upon your return!!
maureen katz says
We’re planning on doing the JMT this summer, north to south, same dates, can you tell us how the resupplies went for you, the itinerary, would you have taken more rest days? good spots for friends to hike in and resupply and hardest sections? Thanks, congratulations., MK
Rebekah Rudometkin says
what dates did you do the JMT last year. You guys look quite familiar, I think I saw you guys a few times within passing.
Jeff Hester says
It’s quite possible. We started in Yosemite on July 27th and exited at Whitney Portal on August 17th. You can see the full itinerary here: http://socalhiker.net//2010/02/itinerary-for-the-john-muir-trail/