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John Muir Trail Part II: Forester Pass to Rae Lakes

John Muir Trail Part II: Forester Pass to Rae Lakes

The John Muir Trail’s narrow tread stretched ahead across the flatland as far as our eyes could see, with ghostly grey-blue peaks framing the vista from southeast to northwest in the far distance, and the shadows of fast-scudding clouds zipping quickly westward across the flat lands in front of us.

by January 17, 2013 0 comments Fireside, Trail of the Week, Trails
John Muir Trail Part I: Mount Whitney

John Muir Trail Part I: Mount Whitney

Most backpackers have felt it, that moment of quiet exultation when you’re sitting somewhere in the back country and you’re gifted with a moment of glorious wonder, of abject humility, at the display before you. In our case, it was an August evening in our camp next to Crabtree Meadow in the southern Sierra Nevada, looking east to the sun setting on Mount Whitney, 14,505 feet, and its companion spires.

by January 9, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails