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Tagged With: Forester Pass

Day 50: John Muir, Our Hero

June 19, 3015
Tentsite near Palisade Creek (824.6) to Tentsite past Evolution Lake (845.9)
21.3 PCT miles today
890.0 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 4,172 ft, – 3,188 ft

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We don’t know as much about John Muir as we wish we knew, but from what we can gather, he was one very incredible man. He was an outdoor enthusiast, a writer, and a conservationist, and he had the foresight to protect this incredible land that we’ve been enjoying before there was even a real present threat. If he hadn’t worked as hard as he did to protect the Sierras, who knows how many trees would have been cut down, water bottled, and roads built. When so much changes on a daily basis in the world around us, we love knowing that these rivers, meadows, mountains, and forests looked and felt the exact same 100 years ago when Muir was roaming around as they do for us today.

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Day 46: Meet the JMT

June 15, 2015
Crabtree Meadow Ranger Station (1.3 on Alternate) to Tentsite before Bullfrog Lake Trail (788.6)
1 Alternate mile (Mt. Whitney Summit), 21.7 PCT/JMT miles
818.3 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: + 4,311 ft, – 4,928 ft

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I truly did not believe that anything would top yesterday’s Mt. Whitney summit, at least not anytime soon. And then today came along. With its early start, climb up Forester Pass, dip in a glacial lake, and descent through Kings Canyon National Forest, today did the unthinkable…it became our new favorite day.

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