Brits on the JMT 2008
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ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Brits on the JMT 2008 on 10/15/2008 07:03:51 MDT Print View

Afternoon All (well it is here, also wet and grey)....

That greyness is assuaged by my thinking back to 17 fantastic days on the JMT this summer - from Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal...

Organising things for a quick kick-off is not easy from the UK and so we only resupplied twice, Mammoth Lakes and VVR.... I carried all of our food for 12 days from that point (my girlfriend having hurt her back - probably just an excuse ;-)

What a trip - back here it seems hard to believe we ever did it.....pictures speak louder than my mangled prose....bivouac on rockmuir pass storm moves inpinchet

I will post some more...maybe...only just read the 5mb file size limit (ooops)....then I might start in on the Pyrenees, GR20 in Corsica, the Dolomites :-)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Brits on the JMT on 10/15/2008 09:17:08 MDT Print View

Hey Congrats!! Ever hike in Wales? We need more pictures.

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
and a few more... on 10/15/2008 09:25:59 MDT Print View

..now that I know how....(maybe)

below mather

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ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Re: Brits on the JMT on 10/15/2008 09:30:22 MDT Print View

Yes I get down to Wales a bit, but not as often as I would like....it is a long way; I realise saying that to an American (assumption?) might beggar belief...but we have a LOT of traffic to get through....

A shot of Tryfan from last summer....

tryfan

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Great Photos of the JMT on 10/15/2008 12:31:56 MDT Print View

Ed,

Thank you for sharing your photos of the JMT.

Words fail to describe what you see out there.

I have only done the High Sierra Trail from Sequoia National Park to Whitney.

Nice to see the other parts that I missed.

Hope to follow in your footsteps one day.

-Tony

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Great photos of JMT -- more here... on 10/15/2008 13:30:42 MDT Print View

my photos of my 16 days on the JMT this year are here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roleigh/collections/72157607171206490/

I must say, the colors in your photos are so intense and rich, what camera did you use?

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
JMT camera on 10/15/2008 14:18:38 MDT Print View

An Exilim EX-Z1000 - I suspect the CCD or colour rendering or whatever it is causes that effect....although TBH it was blue and sunny every day; I am no judge of Sierra conditions really, seldom like that here in the UK alas!

Nice shots BTW; I see they were blasting Forrester when you went over too; the trail crew gave us a bananna :-)

Edited by edhyatt on 10/15/2008 14:22:37 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Brits on the JMT on 10/15/2008 14:29:27 MDT Print View

Hey Ed thanks for the picture of Wales- I lived in Swansea for a few years and did alot of hikes in the country side and by coast in Milford Haven. Brings back good memories.