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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 48: Our Summer Job

June 17, 2015
Onion Valley Trailhead – Lone Pine (7.5 on Alternate) to Tentsite near Woods Creek (801.7)
7.5 Alternate miles (Kearsage Pass), 12.3 PCT miles
845.8 miles total
Today’s Elevation Gain/Loss: Unknown

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We may not be earning money this summer, but that certainly doesn’t mean we’re not getting paid. Today’s work was extra taxing, but the bonuses (in the form of epic mountain views, crystal clear lakes, and cascading waterfalls) made every step absolutely worth it.

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