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The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
#27345 08/29/12 02:17 PM
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I backpacked the High Sierra Trail and the John Muir Trail from August 3rd to August 21st. It was quite the experience as the weather did not fully cooperate. I became intimately familiar with Thunderstorms. Here are some photos........you can see more and more of the photos at: http://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Sierra-Nevada There are Topo Maps of my entire journey to see as well and some videos at a later time.

I am in the process of blogging about the day to day adventure and if anyone is interersted, it is here: http://calicokat-hstjmt2012.blogspot.com/

Hamilton Lake (Day One)


Precipice Lake (Day Two)


Vista On The Way To Mt. Whitney (Day Four)


Mt. Whitney From Timberline Lake (Day Four)


University Peak & Mt. Bradley From Forester Pass (Day Five)


Bullfrog Lake Reflections (Day Six)


Mt. Brewer & Bullfrog Lake (Day Eight)


Mt. Clarence King (Day Nine)


The Palisades From Mather Pass (Day Ten)


Lower Palisade Lake (Day Ten)


The Black Giant (Day Eleven)


Helen Lake (Day Eleven)


Sunset From McClure Meadow (Day Eleven)


Lake Of The Lone Indian (Day Thirteen)


Camp Vista Supreme (Day Sixteen)


Pre Dawn At Thousand Island Lake (Day Seventeen)


Banner Peak (Day Seventeen)


Black & White Version (Day Seventeen)


Warm Early Morning Light From Half Dome's Summit (Day Nineteen)


Myself On The Summit Of Half Dome w/ JMT/HST 2012 Bandana (Day 19)

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calicokat #27349 08/29/12 02:51 PM
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Nice going! I am envious of your ability to stay on the trail so long. After a few days, I start longing for a hot shower and soft bed. :/

Some of those pictures are really outstanding!

Where did you resupply?

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calicokat #27368 08/30/12 08:22 AM
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All of your pictures are always amazing, you really have a gift but that picture of Helen Lake (day 11), absolutely stunning!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!


The Mountains are calling and I must go - John Muir
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mrshherrera #27395 08/31/12 10:48 AM
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Great trip! I had the exact same trip planned about 3 years ago...except in reverse...ending at the HST trailhead. I was surprised at how few people combine these 2 trails. I ended up breaking my ankle pretty badly before my trip and had to cancel so these pics have certainly reignited that spark. Next summer maybe...
Great job! Great pics! Would love to see your gear list and resupply strategie and what not.

Bryan

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Bryan #27409 09/01/12 08:03 AM
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Amazing pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful trip. Congrants on your accomplishment.

Looking forward for your trip report.

Stalin

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calicokat #27457 09/04/12 11:24 AM
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Great pics! How did the Big Agnes Fly Creek handle the weather? I just encountered some weather using my BA Seedhouse; stayed dry, but had to do a little on-trail, spur-of-the-moment retro-fitting to address some minor design issues with the tent.


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