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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- DREAMS on 02/08/2009 23:15:17 MST Print View

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Cant wait for next season!!!!!

Edited by Creachen on 02/08/2009 23:18:59 MST.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: JMT- DREAMS on 02/08/2009 23:38:31 MST Print View

I hear you.

So many images burned into my memory from my trip.

I'm planning on doing it again this summer.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: JMT- DREAMS on 02/09/2009 17:39:36 MST Print View

What...only 2 photos?!? Come on, quit holding out on us!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT-Dreams on 02/09/2009 17:50:43 MST Print View

OK hear are some more!!


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Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Jay on 02/09/2009 17:52:26 MST Print View

Really enjoying the photos. thanks!

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: JMT-Dreams on 02/09/2009 18:52:47 MST Print View

meadow



pincho

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/09/2009 19:21:45 MST Print View

Let's keep it goin!

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Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: JMT on 02/09/2009 19:34:48 MST Print View

plenty more were those came from!p -pass


guitar lake sunset

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
hahahaha - jay, can't believe you defaced a monument like that on 02/09/2009 19:36:23 MST Print View

hahahahaha

[it kinda looks like your pants are down & you are in a seated position...]

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: Re: JMT on 02/09/2009 19:49:24 MST Print View

forester pass

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- on 02/09/2009 20:19:23 MST Print View

No Cary, Those are called sox and gaiters.



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Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: JMT- on 02/09/2009 20:38:25 MST Print View

fin dome

silver pass

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- on 02/09/2009 20:49:38 MST Print View

This is like dueling Banjos in Deliverance
VVR

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Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: JMT- on 02/09/2009 21:51:10 MST Print View

victoria

blue

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/09/2009 23:32:23 MST Print View

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Edited by Creachen on 02/10/2009 00:44:59 MST.

scott mitchell
(scottmitch) - F

Locale: arizona
Re: JMT- DREAMS on 02/10/2009 20:13:30 MST Print View

Kings

Meadow

heres a few more...

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT-Dreams on 02/10/2009 20:52:12 MST Print View

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Possibly the best 14 days I have ever experienced!

Edited by Creachen on 02/10/2009 22:24:56 MST.

William Puckett
(Beep) - F

Locale: Land of 11, 842 lakes
RE: JMT pictures on 02/10/2009 21:25:10 MST Print View

Man, you guys are just killing me! Wow!!

Love the scenery, though!

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: RE: JMT pictures on 02/10/2009 21:45:52 MST Print View

l-camp


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Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
JMT Pics on 02/10/2009 21:57:25 MST Print View

Hey Guys,

Those are great pics!!!!!!!!

Edited by socalpacker on 02/10/2009 21:58:05 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/10/2009 22:31:06 MST Print View

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Edited by Creachen on 02/10/2009 22:34:48 MST.

John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
JMTGems on 02/10/2009 22:32:13 MST Print View

McClure
EvoLake

David Neumann
(idahomtman) - M

Locale: Northern Idaho
JMT 2005 on 02/12/2009 10:10:01 MST Print View

Brings back great memories.
View from Muir Pass
View from Muir Pass.
East Vidette
East Vidette.Guitar Lake
Guitar Lake.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/12/2009 12:24:13 MST Print View

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John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
JMT on 02/12/2009 19:05:33 MST Print View

This is great!! Please keep 'em coming.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: JMT- on 02/12/2009 20:34:59 MST Print View

Jay,
What/where is that reddish mound of scree? With all of the exposed granite I sometimes forget about the other geologic formations in the Sierras.
Tom

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Quit messing around!! on 02/12/2009 20:48:29 MST Print View

Jay,
Enough already with these dribs and drabs of your trip!! You've shown us a few pretty pictures, while professing that those were the best 14 days of your life, but I want a proper trip report about your JMT hike. No more of these half measures. Now quit messing around and invest some time into doing it right. I want photos, captions, gear list, and Colin Fletcher type inspirational prose describing the majestic views from the passes and magic of alpenglow on the exposed granite. You owe it to us and you owe it to yourself.

Tom

P.S. I'd really would appreciate it since I'm sitting here in PA watching the last bit of snow melt into the muddy little hills and trying to live vicariously through others on BPL after having put my three kids to bed.

Edited by TomClark on 02/12/2009 21:49:44 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Quit Messing Around! on 02/12/2009 21:38:56 MST Print View

Ditto! Get with it Jay!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/12/2009 23:32:23 MST Print View

Thomas that is Red Cone just past Reds Meadows....and for a trip report-well?? I am not the best story teller or spellur for that matter. A picture speaks a thousand words.
I took a journal with me and wrote every night. I took notes on the wildlife I saw which was the most important thing to me. Like I saw 24 total Deer and 5 Elk. Hummingbirds, falcons, hawks, quail, marmots, ducks, one Garter snake, 3 different types of lizards, one coyote, frogs, trout and one very large harry spider in my TENT!!!! Oh yea and lot of bats right before sunset. I really want to hike the JMT again I just need to find the time.
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Edited by Creachen on 02/12/2009 23:37:01 MST.

Klas Eklof
(klaseklof) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
more more more... on 02/13/2009 17:29:48 MST Print View

from '05 solo:

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03

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05

06

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08

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10

12

11

13

enjoy.

- k

Edited by klaseklof on 02/13/2009 17:39:52 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
More JMT on 02/13/2009 18:29:31 MST Print View

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT Secret Spots on 02/17/2009 22:08:08 MST Print View

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Edited by Creachen on 02/17/2009 22:09:42 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/18/2009 23:02:11 MST Print View

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT! on 02/19/2009 23:10:49 MST Print View

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Just because I can!

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
JMT Pics, Love Em! on 02/20/2009 11:05:37 MST Print View

Jay,

Keep them coming.

Really gives me a nice smile on my face as I grind it out in my cube at work. :)

-Tony

b s
(smyth) - F
Re: JMT Pics, Love Em! on 02/20/2009 11:44:09 MST Print View

Agreed, they put a smile on my face too.

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/20/2009 14:56:36 MST Print View

Thanks Tony and Brad!!! Its all good

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Glacier Point

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/20/2009 23:57:58 MST Print View

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Unknown abc
(edude) - F
"JMT" on 02/21/2009 00:05:37 MST Print View

Hey, Jay!

All I can say after having watched these threads pictures is that I am impressed! Very good pics!

Darn, that bear canister looks like it weighs a TON!

Cheers

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: "Bringing a smile" on 02/21/2009 02:01:48 MST Print View

Jay,
I've done a lot of things and had a lifetime of great experiences but your photos are one of the few things that make me wish I'd been born in 1989.

Keep on hikin'

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/21/2009 11:17:56 MST Print View

Thanks Dennis, That means a lot-keep on hiking!! I am happy that people enjoy the pictures.P8100161




A Picture speaks a thousands words!!
Sapphire Lake

Edited by Creachen on 02/21/2009 11:20:45 MST.

John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
Great Show on 02/21/2009 23:41:19 MST Print View

Again, please keep 'em comin.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
And the Oscar goes to: The JMT for best trail ever!! on 02/22/2009 19:50:44 MST Print View

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Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Ha! on 02/22/2009 21:04:53 MST Print View

Awesome pics! You going back this summer?

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: And the Oscar goes to: The JMT for best trail ever!! on 02/22/2009 21:19:21 MST Print View

Jay,

With all these great photos that you have, you should seriously think about putting a photo essay together about your own trip with a bit of narration.

You can toss up a few each day and keep adding to it.

I would love to see and hear a bit more about your solo trip.

Create a full story to show the JMT from start to finish.

-Tony

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- Ha! on 02/22/2009 21:25:54 MST Print View

I hope so Nate! It hard to get off 2 weeks all at once.. Nice trip report on Skyline to Sea-- I did the same hike about 3 years ago. Hope we say ya at Henry Coe. Bring your Titanium POT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 02/23/2009 21:27:20 MST Print View

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Secret Spot and Banner Peak

Shawn Taylor
(staylor310) - F

Locale: Sierra
JMT on 02/25/2009 15:22:46 MST Print View

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Evolution Lake: JMT on 02/26/2009 17:50:32 MST Print View

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Darwin Bench- just off the JMT on 02/26/2009 22:03:14 MST Print View

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- on 03/02/2009 22:22:01 MST Print View

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Mt.Agassiz and Evolution Valley

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
some vintage JMT pix on 03/13/2009 19:01:50 MDT Print View

Just above Paliade Lake, July 1990




same place, about 2 hours earlier

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
name that place on 03/13/2009 19:04:11 MDT Print View

JMT veterans - where am I here?

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
my favorite lake on the trail on 03/13/2009 19:06:28 MDT Print View

not a hard one to guess




and if that's not enough - how about this view?

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
slightly off trail on 03/13/2009 19:11:53 MDT Print View

this was before they outlawed overnight camping on top of Half Dome



no, that's not a UFO, just somebody with a flashlight walking by while I was fast asleep - or maybe not?


same place in the morning - and the pants sure date the image (1989)



and this view shows the same peak as well as Clouds Rest on the left, which is not just a great alternate route for the JMT in that area, it also has to be the coolest place to spend the night on top of. The view on Clouds Rest is probably second to none in Yosemite.

Edited by Fishmonger on 03/13/2009 19:24:32 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Best Camp Site in America on 03/13/2009 19:15:37 MDT Print View

at least I thought at the time that there was no greater place to set up your tent than Bighorn Plateau. This is again in 1990, all alone that day, didn't see a human after we started up on Forester to get there.



your water source (it doesn't taste very good, though)



and sparkling in the low light

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
morning after my most memorable hiking day ever on 03/13/2009 19:18:35 MDT Print View

the day before this image was taken in 1989, we came from Glen Pass, got to Guitar Lake at sunset, ate some food, saw the full moon rise, so we just went on to the summit of Whitney. Got up there at 3am without the need of any headlights.

3 hours later the sun came up with the moon still on the Western Horizon. The long shadow at the bottom is Mt. Whitney's shadow.

Edited by Fishmonger on 03/13/2009 19:19:58 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
and slightly off trail again on 03/13/2009 19:29:03 MDT Print View

Camp high above Fish Valley before Grassy Lake, on the way up to Silver/Goodale Pass on the other side of the valley where the JMT hops from Duck to Purple Lake. 1989 again. Next day just above VVR, we had a bear try for our food, as well as a 10pm earth quake that shook the trees around us enough to have us somewhat worried.

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: JMT- DREAMS on 03/13/2009 20:24:29 MDT Print View

You guys out west make me sick with jealousy.... Anyone want to house swap?

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: JMT- DREAMS on 03/13/2009 20:38:42 MDT Print View

Send photos of house. We may be able to work out a swap... but I'm keeping the Sierra.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- Dreams on 03/13/2009 21:09:24 MDT Print View

Simply Awesome pictures PETER !!! More please- How do you enlarge the photos?? I can not get my pictures that big on my PC.DCcn0597

Edited by Creachen on 03/13/2009 21:13:15 MDT.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Re: Re: JMT- DREAMS on 03/13/2009 21:36:21 MDT Print View

Ok, I'll post a couple of my favorite JMT pics now.

Golden Staircase


And here is an 84 year old man on the JMT

84 year old man on the JMT

day 11


And a 69 year old lady doing Glenn Pass -- look at the size of her pack.

69 year old lady at glenn pass

Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

Locale: www.jolly-green-giant.blogspot.com
Re: Re: Re: JMT- DREAMS on 03/14/2009 08:54:40 MDT Print View

Here's the house, but note there is also a rider that you have to take my wife too. And no, she doesn't cook or clean, she just inhabits the house. Oh yeah, bring your wallet.

House

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- test on 03/14/2009 10:07:29 MDT Print View

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TEST, TEST

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Re: Re: Re: JMT- DREAMS on 03/14/2009 10:36:58 MDT Print View

Please include photo of wife and any dependent children. Do childern have jobs? Are you keeping your SUL backpacking gear? Also, is riding lawnmower & snow blower included?

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
FINGER COL- on 03/14/2009 10:49:24 MDT Print View

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Edited by Creachen on 03/14/2009 10:53:24 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: JMT- Dreams on 03/14/2009 11:47:22 MDT Print View

"Simply Awesome pictures PETER !!! More please- How do you enlarge the photos?? I can not get my pictures that big on my "

they are not enlarged - that is actually downsized from the orginal scan size. These are slides I scanned a long time ago on a slide scanner. I don't know the source of your images, but theres no camera that takes images as small as yours.

Do you upload them to BPL? That may also resize them. Mine sit on my server, so I guess I may be allowed to do whatever I do, given I am not taking up bandwidth here at BPL.

For more images, I have to go back to the scanner. There are 5000 slides from those '88-'94 hikes in the Sierras, and there are a lot worth scanning. Problem is that my scanner is an old SCSI interface and all my computers right now don't really have that anymore. Plus, when I do get around to scanning slides again, I want to do it right, which means to get a better scanner. Don't really have time right now to dig into that so I am putting this off.

I will post some digital images from last year, taken off my HD camcorder, which will be quite different, and the colors aren't quite as vibrant.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT Dreams-test for size on 03/14/2009 13:52:36 MDT Print View

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Thanks for the info Peter.. I will keep exploring the inner workings of my PC and photo section. I will get it it to work some day.

Edited by Creachen on 03/14/2009 17:55:27 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 03/16/2009 23:11:42 MDT Print View

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Edited by rcaffin on 03/17/2009 00:30:04 MDT.

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: JMT on 03/17/2009 05:23:30 MDT Print View

Guys, these picures are truly awesome.,

I have on my "before I die list" to walk the PCT, looks like I will have to add the JMT to the list.

Well done!

Michael Whiteside
(ruralbackpacker) - F

Locale: Northern California
JMT- on 03/17/2009 09:39:11 MDT Print View

I'll add a few photos too, from my August 2008 JMT hike. It was a great trip.

Almost to the top of Mather Pass

Michael Whiteside
(ruralbackpacker) - F

Locale: Northern California
JMT- on 03/17/2009 09:43:04 MDT Print View

One more.

McClure Meadow

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: JMT- on 03/17/2009 12:06:54 MDT Print View

BRIDGE


WARRIOR

David Neumann
(idahomtman) - M

Locale: Northern Idaho
Bucket list: PCT and JMT on 03/17/2009 12:26:07 MDT Print View

Mark, if you hike the PCT you will have hiked the majority of the JMT and you can always take a side trip to Yosemite Valley when you reach Tuolumne Meadows.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- on 03/20/2009 16:36:13 MDT Print View

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Evolution Valley--Here comes a afternoon storm.

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Happy Hour!!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: JMT- on 03/20/2009 18:31:07 MDT Print View

Jay, where is Finger Col???

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Finger Col- on 03/20/2009 19:03:43 MDT Print View

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Hey Ken the Finger Col is not exactly on the JMT--It is north of Kings Canyon, Finger Peak 12,404ft down to Enchanted Gorge. I did a big loop (80 miles) a few years back to Tehipite Valley- very Remote, only rattlesnakes and Indian petroglyphs and the Necros.

Edited by Creachen on 03/20/2009 19:27:45 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Clouds Rest on 03/22/2009 00:06:03 MDT Print View

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Edited by Creachen on 03/22/2009 00:12:14 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
more coming on 03/25/2009 10:54:34 MDT Print View

I finally figured out how to make my old Polaroid SprintScan 35 Plus work under XP - now I can go back and scan my old Muir stuff. Just started with the first two days of my '90 JMT 10-day hike - Ultralight before it was cool :-)

I'll post some stuff here in increments as it goes through the scanner, with a whole gallery at my server, too.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
more JMT on 03/26/2009 12:18:27 MDT Print View

from my 1990 hike - I am going to scan all images worth scanning and add them to this gallery as I make progress:

JMT 1990

I'm still messing with this gallery software, but it's pretty slick and I'm sure I can figure out how to make the menu work in a way that the images will play sequentially if you don't want to navigate at all, but for now this will do.

Sample shot from the first day of the hike, which was taken about 90 minutes after a pretty strong T-storm that caught us on Parker Pass. Our Route that year started at Mono Pass Trailhead just below Tioga Pass. The photo below was taken late that day south of Koip Peak pass, looking into the direction of Mammoth Mountain.



The hike was pretty fast that year (driven by the constant threat of bad weather for most of the trip), and it was pretty lightweight for the period (if you see our packs, you have to remember the ground pads were regular closed cell pads inside the packs, making them appear stuffed).

I'll post more samples here on the forum as I keep adding slides to the above gallery.

When I'm through with the 1990 stuff, I'll takle the slides from another year on the JMT.

Edited by Fishmonger on 03/27/2009 09:28:35 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- on 03/26/2009 17:47:28 MDT Print View

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August 15, 2007

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Alger Lakes on 03/27/2009 09:41:01 MDT Print View

I'll be back up there in late June this summer. We'll do a side trip to the B24 plane wreck west of the pass, too.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
alger lakes on 03/27/2009 10:20:32 MDT Print View

man, been a loong time...

was last there on a boy scout 50 miler - maybe 1978 or 1979

we camped on that peninsula between the lakes

horrible, horrible winds that day - coming up koip peak pass some of the gusts knocked kids over, maybe gusting up to 80mph

dad still caught a few golden trout for dinner - i tried for a bit, but the bitter cold wind discouraged me back to camp, where everyone else was hunkered down

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
winds on 03/27/2009 10:40:10 MDT Print View

That pass is prone to windy conditions, I think. In 1991 or 1992 I was there on a solo JMT on the same route, and I recall having to camp north of the pass due to stormy conditions. At night I had to support the tent poles frequently, as the gusts pushed them down into my face. The old 1988 model Meteor Light tent held up, though.

Next morning, I went over the pass, wearing all my gear and looking a lot like in that avatar on the left, except with hood fully closed, gloves, etc - all that in late June. By the time I got to Reds Meadows later that day, it was snowing hard all the way down to the valley floor.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
scanned some more on 03/29/2009 09:01:10 MDT Print View

got day 2 and day 3 of the 1990 trip done; day 4 is almost complete, too.

From Day 3 - heading south from Reds Meadows towards Fish Creek along the river, bypassing the JMT again in an area that now looks very different after the Rainbow fires. I prefer this route quite a bit over the regular JMT, even though it lost quite a bit of its attraction after the fire. Last summer this trail was poorly maintained and overgrown in the burn zone. Once we got out to the open granit slab area, though, it was just as great as back in 1990



On Day 4 of the hike we started near Marsh Lake, heading towards Goodale Pass following the valley west of Fish Creek. After days of storms, the ground was saturated with moisture and the warm sun on this eastern exposed valley made for some great atmosphere, plus, we were completely alone for the entire day again

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Dark Clouds on Muir Pass on 04/01/2009 12:41:39 MDT Print View

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Selden Pass on 04/01/2009 12:46:18 MDT Print View

seen from Marie Lakes - Selden Pass is the notch in the middle

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Evolution Valley on 04/01/2009 12:48:10 MDT Print View

Big clouds building early

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Camp high in Le Conte Canyon on 04/01/2009 12:53:18 MDT Print View

the dark clouds above Muir Pass were gone by 8pm - we found a ledge in the narrow upper Le Conte Canyon to pitch the tent. No tree to hang food - didn't sleep well but no bears. Bear canisters are a great invention when it comes to sleeping well in places like this

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Goddard Divide on 04/01/2009 13:03:58 MDT Print View

Not how you want to see these mountains while you are heading higher up the trail. This is somehwere before you get to Wanda Lake north of Muir Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
What is this? on 04/01/2009 13:06:54 MDT Print View

Saw this in the woods south of Reds Meadows in 1990, in the area where years later the Rainbow Fire destroyed everything. If I remember correctly it was something like a mushroom, but I'm not sure. It definitely wasn't a flower.
It was pretty big as the boot on the left shows, and it grew in a very dark place.



did a little digging - and found it! "Calvatia sculpta"

http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Calvatia_sculpta.html

Edited by Fishmonger on 04/01/2009 13:39:38 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Mt Tyndall and Mt Williamson on 04/02/2009 07:52:41 MDT Print View

From Bighorn Plateau after sunset

Edited by Fishmonger on 04/07/2009 08:49:38 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Kritter cam on 04/03/2009 09:28:47 MDT Print View

Near the Taboose Pass intersection between Mather and Pinchot passes

Edited by Fishmonger on 04/07/2009 08:53:04 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Sky on fire on 04/06/2009 09:58:27 MDT Print View

Sierra Wave at sunset, from Palisade Lakes towards Middle Palisade, July 1990

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Bighorn Plateau on 04/07/2009 08:03:46 MDT Print View

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
More critters on 04/07/2009 08:57:20 MDT Print View

on the pass just north of Iva Bell Hot Springs in Fish Valley, JMT alternate route, July 2008

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Smaller stuff along the trail on 04/08/2009 08:21:33 MDT Print View

Edited by Fishmonger on 04/09/2009 08:13:50 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Sunrise Great Western Divide on 04/09/2009 08:07:08 MDT Print View

from the JMT on Bighorn Plateau, 1990

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Dusk above Half Dome on 04/10/2009 08:06:24 MDT Print View

Seen from the summit of Clouds Rest, one of my favorite alternate routes on the JMT (this adds very little distance over a rather bland forest route below).

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- Late Night Cocktails on 04/11/2009 01:05:32 MDT Print View

p8130193
Rae Lakes


p8100157

Evolution


250

Yogi visits our camp.

260

Beach front property!!


-Jay w/ Crown Royal

Edited by Creachen on 04/11/2009 01:06:43 MDT.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
thanks jay on 04/11/2009 01:17:33 MDT Print View

i'm enjoying your pics & really wishing i could step right into them - looking forward to getting up in the muir wilderness this summer!

just decaf green tea for me tonight :)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Bear on 04/11/2009 07:18:59 MDT Print View

What lake was the bear at? 1000 Island? never seen a bear near any of the lakes in the north, definitely not during the day (they came in force at Shadow Lake at night, though)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- Bear on 04/11/2009 10:39:29 MDT Print View

Peter that was 1,000 lake! He came right through are camp at about 3:00 pm.


248

We had to throw some rocks at him to move on.


257


I think the same bear swimming the next day.

Edited by Creachen on 04/11/2009 10:40:16 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: JMT- Bear on 04/11/2009 11:45:43 MDT Print View

Jay the swimming bear photo rocks!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT- No Mass on 04/18/2009 22:58:44 MDT Print View

P8160234


The trip ended with a very dirty bath in Lone Pine

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
tub on 04/20/2009 08:51:19 MDT Print View

that tub looks vaguely familiar :-)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Muir Trail Ranch Store on 04/22/2009 16:29:12 MDT Print View

15 minutes internet for $10 - not a bad deal given there's no phone up there. This is right in their little store, last summer. Slow connection, so don't plan to upload your pictures from there.

Dan Cunningham
(mn-backpacker)

Locale: Land of 12,000 Loons
Re: Muir Trail Ranch Store on 04/22/2009 18:12:56 MDT Print View

Mac = respect points (posted from my MacBook Pro).

:)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Sierra's are Calling on 04/24/2009 00:09:36 MDT Print View

dscn0512

Exspansive

dscn0087

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Sings of spring in the Sierras on 04/24/2009 09:49:20 MDT Print View

seen here http://tenaya.ucsd.edu/tioga/ on 4/21 in the morning - Tioga Pass plowed:

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: "JMT-" on 04/24/2009 12:30:27 MDT Print View

Jay and Peter,

Those are great pics! Actually sent chills down my spine. Thanks for posting them.

Edited by socalpacker on 04/24/2009 12:30:59 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Sierra's are Calling on 04/24/2009 17:14:31 MDT Print View

dscf0033




>dscn0048 (2)

Edited by Creachen on 04/24/2009 17:16:53 MDT.

Kent C.
(kent) - M

Locale: High Sierra
Sierra's Calling... on 04/25/2009 00:39:50 MDT Print View

> Peter - Wow, a little weird, I was looking at that page on the same day! - hadn't been there for several months.

from Cloud's Rest (Yosemite): 6-15-04 19:36
from Cloud's Rest (Yosemite):  6-15-04   19:36




from Cloud's Rest, (w/my brother) 6-15-04 19:28
from Cloud's Rest (Yosemite), looking east (w/my brother):  6-15-04   19:28

Edited by kent on 04/25/2009 00:51:31 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
more Clouds Rest on 04/25/2009 12:13:09 MDT Print View

Looking east, July 1990

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Clouds Rest view to Tenaya Lake on 04/25/2009 12:15:07 MDT Print View

Tenaya Lake on the right, with Tioga Pass road clearly visible towards Olmstead Point

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Night on Clouds Rest on 04/25/2009 12:16:15 MDT Print View

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Lower Palisade Lake on 04/25/2009 12:18:49 MDT Print View

late afternoon looking up in the direction the trail takes to get to Mather Pass

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Sierra's Calling... on 04/25/2009 13:02:44 MDT Print View

Kent: that second photo's just a couple of stone tablets shy from being a perfect Moses :-)

Charlton Heston's got nothing on this.

Cheers,

Rick

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Sierra's are Calling on 04/25/2009 14:22:58 MDT Print View

dscn0022 (2)




dscn0015

Edited by Creachen on 04/25/2009 14:24:27 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 04/29/2009 16:40:01 MDT Print View

P8150211 (2)

Land of the Marmots


P8150215

Edited by Creachen on 04/29/2009 18:10:09 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Above Treeline on 04/30/2009 01:15:56 MDT Print View

Hi Jay

Second photo: blimey - Big Foot!

cheers

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Critters on the JMT Part 1 on 04/30/2009 09:59:03 MDT Print View

some animals spotted in Yosemite, late June 1989

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Critters on the JMT Part 2 on 04/30/2009 09:59:36 MDT Print View

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Critters on the JMT Part 3 on 04/30/2009 10:00:07 MDT Print View

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Critters on the JMT Part 4 on 04/30/2009 10:01:20 MDT Print View





Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Critters on the JMT Part 5 on 04/30/2009 10:02:02 MDT Print View

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Critters on the JMT - need to add on 04/30/2009 10:27:20 MDT Print View

At home I have a photo of a Pika on the JMT. They are very cute. I have seen a weasel, also, very, very cute, but the photo I have is a blur. Anyone have a good photo of a weasel? I will try and add the Pika photo later.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pika

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weasel

Edited by marti124 on 04/30/2009 10:29:50 MDT.

Kent C.
(kent) - M

Locale: High Sierra
Sierra critters on 05/01/2009 03:08:43 MDT Print View

Cloud's Rest:

Cloud's Rest Marmot




Glen Aulin:

buck


-edit: oops...didn't register in mind 'til after uploaded...my pics are not JMT. Will leave up for now if no complaints, will remove if anyone wants "pure" JMT. Must be past my bedtime!...yup it is.

Edited by kent on 05/01/2009 03:14:12 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Sierra Critters on 05/01/2009 10:14:17 MDT Print View

I don't even remember where some of the above critter pix where taken exactly. The last bird shot was in Tuolumne Meadows Campground, the Marmot was at Olmstead point, right next to a bunch of tourists feeding it prunes, so not exactly JMT. You'll see a lot of them on the JMT, though, like this curious bugger, just north of Donohue Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 1, 1989 hike on 05/04/2009 10:40:55 MDT Print View

I've been busy scanning my 1989 stash of slides - and after the first 150 I am finally getting to the JMT part of that summer. We hiked it almost "by the numbers" that summer, starting at Happy Isles, with just minor variations on the days before and after Reds Meadow. I'll try to keep the coming images in sequence.

So let's start with a few from Day 1 of the hike: We got our permit at Tuolumne Meadows Ranger station, headed down to the Valley in the Jeep of a camp site neighbor. Started at Happy Isles around noon, with Half Dome summit for the day's destination (yes, this was before overnight camping was outlawed up there...). The trail to the falls was a zoo at that time of day...

The first "fountain" on the JMT, at the bridge below Vernal Fall:



Mist trail - a place to escape from




This guy almost pushed me into the abyss with his boom box! Yes BOOM BOX.



But there's a reason why all these people are on this trail:

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 1, 1989 hike - continued on 05/04/2009 10:44:53 MDT Print View

Mist Trail may be steeper than the regular JMT, but it's well worth it:



and a double rainbow on this one. I assume steep mid-summer afternoon light is what you want for the rainbows to show



Mist Trail gets gnarly when it heads up to the top of Vernal Fall



Top of Vernal Fall, looking back at Glacier Point



Nevada Fall, again from Mist Trail, just before meeting up with the regular JMT at the top of it

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 1, 1989 hike - continued on 05/04/2009 10:50:56 MDT Print View

First view of our goal for the day



Shadows were getting long - this is around 7:00pm



Arriving at the base of "the cables"



How to do the cables safely - note the harness/carabiners. We mailed those home from Tuolumne Meadows two days later. Also nice to be totally alone on that part of the trail on June 27.



The view behind us towards Clouds Rest as we got higher



The trail is steep - no way I'd do this with a full pack without the harness hooked into the cables

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 1, 1989 hike - continued on 05/04/2009 10:55:01 MDT Print View

Finally on top - the last glow on the peaks in the Yosemite High Country. Perfect timing



the valley below, looking towards Merced and the coastal range, with El Captian below on the right



Someone tell me what planet that is - more or less straight west rising just after sunset, June 27



and the night on the summit - we were not alone as the UFO-Flashlight track on my long exposure shows.




More from Day 2 in a few days...

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Planet at end of Day 1, 1989 hike on 05/04/2009 11:45:21 MDT Print View

Oh man ... these photos are killing me (I passed on a JMT invite this year).

Regarding the planet ... planets set in the west so if it really was rising then you had a UFO rather than a planet (unidentified by you). But a bright object low in the western sky right after sunset is almost always Venus. Could be Mars, Saturn or Jupiter but outer planets are nearest us (and brightest) when opposite the sun rather than "near" it.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
planet on 05/04/2009 12:54:24 MDT Print View

that was definitely the view west, against the setting sun, and it is on several images, not just a hole in the slide :-)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 2 - 1989 Hike, morning on 05/05/2009 09:35:07 MDT Print View

First light on Half Dome



The top of Half Dome and the valley



Shadow on Glacier Point



The breakfast view to the south



Enjoying the view before the descent



Ultralight pants 1989 style

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 2 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/07/2009 09:48:10 MDT Print View

First break on the way down from Half Dome below the cables, drinking what's left of the water we hauled up the night before



Leaving this behind for good (haven't been back there in 20 years...)



There's water nearby when you find these things next to the trail



and there it was - fresh and cold...

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 2 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/07/2009 09:51:20 MDT Print View

Reaching the top of the climb before Sunrise High Sierra Camp



Ahead Cathedral Pass, which we left for the next day. Camp was made above Sunrise High Sierra Camp, where they had placed steel cables to hang your food back in the late 80s.




Sunrise High Sierra Camp - these places have not changed much in 20 years

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 3 - 1989 Hike, morning on 05/07/2009 10:03:33 MDT Print View

We woke up to a very cold morning given the relatively low elevation - frost on Long Meadow below, and the smoke from the HSC breakfast tent was hanging low in the valley



Hiking in late June means bugs at lower elevations, and they sure were vicious once the sun began to warm up the hillside we camped on.



Time to hit the JMT highway and move - although all day we were faced with a serious skeeter issue, in spite of a thick application DEET. I think that expereince may be part of the reason why I never returned to this part of the JMT in all the hikes that followed.



Those trees on the right are now 20 years older - wonder if I'll recognize this spot this summer when we will be passing through there again



Mount Lyell from Cathedral Pass - from here it's all downhill to Tuolumne Meadows



more photos to follow once I scan them - I'm done with the first 230 of over 700 images from that summer. The whole gallery scanned so far can be seen here:

1989 Gallery

there's also a 1990 gallery - smaller, but if you need a JMT fix, go here, too

1990 Gallery

Edited by Fishmonger on 05/07/2009 10:07:22 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 3 - 1989 Hike, afternoon on 05/08/2009 09:25:02 MDT Print View

Before you reach Tuolumne Meadows, you are treated with this view

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 3 - 1989 Hike, afternoon on 05/08/2009 09:25:59 MDT Print View

In late June there can be quite a lot of snow even at this relatively low elevation

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 3 - 1989 Hike, afternoon on 05/08/2009 09:27:40 MDT Print View

If you're not in a record breaking speed hiker mind set, you may even see some flowers



Or make some friends in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, where we spent our third night in 1989

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 4, 1989 hike on 05/11/2009 10:53:08 MDT Print View

Just after leaving Tuolumne Meadows on June 30, 1989, we met this character in Lyell Canyon



Further up the canyon

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 4, 1989 hike, continued on 05/11/2009 10:54:16 MDT Print View

Who needs a hiking pole?



Lots of snow towards Mt. Lyell

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 4, 1989 hike, continued on 05/11/2009 10:55:45 MDT Print View

The trail at 10,600 feet, well below Donohue Pass



Those things were deep...

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 4, 1989 hike, continued on 05/11/2009 10:59:20 MDT Print View

Donohue Pass, June 30, 1989

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 5, 1989 hike on 05/11/2009 11:01:28 MDT Print View

View towards Yosemite from our campsite south of Donohue Pass, July 1, 1989



Early season has some disadvantages... and check out the vintage GAZ stove ;-)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 5, 1989 hike, continued on 05/11/2009 11:03:49 MDT Print View

This log across Rush Creek has not changed much in 19 years:

1989:



2008 (from HD camera video), her kids crossing the same log

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 5, 1989 hike, continued on 05/11/2009 11:05:32 MDT Print View

Banner Peak from Island Pass



Some of the 1000 islands below

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 5, 1989 hike, continued on 05/11/2009 11:07:03 MDT Print View

Ruby Lake



Flowers on the trail down to Garnet Lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 6, 1989 hike on 05/11/2009 11:09:20 MDT Print View

Early morning after a bear-active night at Shadow Lake



Cassiope Mertensiana

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 6, 1989 hike, continued on 05/11/2009 11:10:26 MDT Print View

Shadow Lake outlet



Mount Ritter from Shadow Lake




more when I get the next batch scanned.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 7 - 1989 Hike on 05/18/2009 11:32:35 MDT Print View

Got a few more scanned.

Leaving Reds Meadow that year, we chose to head into Fish Valley and bypass the JMT on an alternate route: Fish Valley, Grassy Lake, Goodale Pass, Vermillion Resort, Mono Hot Springs, Florence Lake, then reconnect with the JMT at Muir Ranch.

Back in '89, the section south of Reds down the canyon of the Middle Fork San Joaquin was amazing. Now, it's very different after the Rainbow fire in teh mid 90s turned much of the area into ashes, even right at Rainbow Falls:



Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 7 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/18/2009 11:34:53 MDT Print View

It was a baking hot day to hike down the polished granite. Even before the fire, there wasn't much shade on this trail once you got dwon to this area



This is what you're mostly walking on before the trail drops down to Fish Creek.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 7 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/18/2009 11:36:56 MDT Print View

Saw this snake on the switchbacks on our way out of the vally up towards Grassy Lake - it was about 2 feet long



Later that evening we tried to keep the bugs down with some smoke

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 8 - 1989 Hike on 05/18/2009 11:40:18 MDT Print View

In the moring we found proof that the sounds we were hearing at night were from a bear (this was before the days of canisters - you never slept well with your food hanging on a thin branch...)



Before lunch we reached Grassy Lake, which is a real gem and there wasn't a soul around (because they are all on the JMT on the other side of main valley to our west). Too bad the bugs drove us to higher altitude. Only stopped for a few photos



more in a few days - gotta scan more.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Day 7 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/18/2009 16:01:41 MDT Print View

Snake looks like a Rubber Boa. A very cool burrowing snake, found from the high Sierra to Point Reyes.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
scale detail on 05/18/2009 16:11:50 MDT Print View

from the full size scan, the only part that's in focus (was low light f 1.8 shot, no depth of field)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 8 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/21/2009 09:26:31 MDT Print View

Just above Grassy Lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 8 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/21/2009 09:28:40 MDT Print View

Reaching the top of a very steep snow field, which allowed us to connect with the Goodale Pass Trail without first descending to the JMT just east of us where it leads up to Silver Pass, just a few hundred yards away - we were headed to VVR via Goodale Pass and Graveyard Meadow. Perfect dry summer weather that day

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 8 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/21/2009 09:29:50 MDT Print View

Flowers growing on the sandy, unusually heavily eroded Goodale Pass approach

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 8 - 1989 Hike, continued on 05/21/2009 09:31:57 MDT Print View

Just before the top of Goodale Pass, with a crisp view all the way to Banner and Ritter and beyond. In 2008, we were barely able to make out these peaks from Silver Pass, due to smoke from distant fires

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 9, 1989 hike, continued on 05/21/2009 09:35:32 MDT Print View

That night we first had an earthquake shaking the trees above our tent skylight (later found out it was a local 4.7), and around 4am a bear decided to try to climb the tree where our food was hanging. Could not completely scare it off, so the night was over early and I had all sorts of time to take this picture while staying warm and making coffee (on the vintage GAZ stove with Belgian army aluminium pot...). One of these mornings I'll never forget, now 20 years ago but those bear eyes half way up the tree reflecting my flashlight's output are burnt into memory forever.

Edited by Fishmonger on 05/26/2009 11:55:34 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 9, 1989 hike, continued on 05/21/2009 09:38:35 MDT Print View

Back to civilization that morning at VVR (we had food at Mono Hot Springs PO office, ended up walking on pavement to MHS, and from there almost all the way to Florence Lake. A local picked us up for the last two miles up to the lake - never did a MHS resupply since...)

Vintage Dodge Power Wagon, parked next to the resort - is it still there? Looked like it had been there for the 45 years before I took the picture.

Edited by Fishmonger on 05/26/2009 11:56:06 MDT.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Day 1, 1989 hike - continued on 05/21/2009 10:04:25 MDT Print View

> Someone tell me what planet that is - more or less straight west rising just after sunset, June 27

Venus, the evening (and morning) star. Would have appeared about 25 degrees south of the setting sun according to my ephemeris.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Ephemeris on 05/21/2009 10:09:47 MDT Print View

had to look it up :-)

An ephemeris (plural: ephemerides; from the Greek word ἐφήμερος ephemeros "daily") is a table of values that gives the positions of astronomical objects in the sky at a given time or times.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
Re: Ephemeris on 05/21/2009 10:17:35 MDT Print View

And if you want to know how the greeks did ready reckoning of such values, have a look at this remarkable object:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Ephemeris - Antikythera mechanism on 05/21/2009 10:26:30 MDT Print View

Antikythera Mechanism Details.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 9, 1989 hike, continued on 05/26/2009 12:08:22 MDT Print View

After a hot and dusty pavement slog to Mono Hot Springs post office and another few miles to the road that leads to Florence Lake two locals picked us up in their huge Dodge Ramcharger and gave us a ride to the lake. There we decided to splerge and we bought a $4 ride across the lake on the Sierra Queen. There was a 10mph speed limit posted for the lake, but apparently enforcement was not a concern of our captain...

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 9, 1989 hike, continued on 05/26/2009 12:09:59 MDT Print View

It was late in the day and we spent the rest of it int he lake. Set up the camp right where the boat dropped us off with this in front of us



water levels were dropping - 1989 was a drought year following a very dry 1988

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 9, 1989 hike, continued on 05/26/2009 12:11:05 MDT Print View

Probably one of the more memorable camp sites of that year

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 10, 1989 hike on 05/26/2009 12:13:30 MDT Print View

The stretch from Florence Lake to Muir Trail Ranch was a virtual flower garden - here just a few highlights:







Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 10, 1989 hike, continued on 05/26/2009 12:39:32 MDT Print View

After a long haul up into Evolution Valley, we camped just beyond the river crossing

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike on 05/26/2009 12:40:50 MDT Print View

Early morning in the heart of the Sierras - Evolution Valley with "The Hermit" on the right.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:42:30 MDT Print View

The valley gets steeper as you approach the bump that brings you up to Evolution Lake. Lots of water there

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:43:20 MDT Print View

And where there is water, there are flowers

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:44:41 MDT Print View

After Evolution Lake, you're entering a true alpine world - Goodard divide in the back, water rushing over glacier-polished rock in the foreground

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:46:26 MDT Print View

The Goodard Divide - behind it the wild and rarely visited Ionion Basin (may go there this summer)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:47:27 MDT Print View

Mt Goddard from the JMT just below Muir Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:49:20 MDT Print View

Lake McDermand (front) and Wanda Lake from the pass late in the day

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 11, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:50:08 MDT Print View

The sky above us that night, looking into Le Conte Canyon

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike on 05/26/2009 12:51:19 MDT Print View

First light in the morning, hitting the peaks just west of Black Giant Pass (bottom left)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:52:30 MDT Print View

Hot Coffee!

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:53:21 MDT Print View

Snow near Helen Lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:54:53 MDT Print View

Snow bridges over the waters in Le Conte Canyon - clearly a ton of snow this late in the season (July 6, 1989)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 12:58:27 MDT Print View

Crossing Middle Fork Kings River at the small lake around 11300 feet, just below Helen Lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 12, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 13:00:47 MDT Print View

Down in the valley of Palisade Creek a differnt kind of flower (too dry for the lillies)



we camped near Palisade Creek - back then there was a real forest there. Now it's pretty much burnt up...

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike on 05/26/2009 13:02:00 MDT Print View

An early start always works well on the Golden Staircase - up to the waterfall before the sun hit us

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continnued on 05/26/2009 13:04:44 MDT Print View

Looking back into the valley that's now half ashes compared to this old shot



Here a comparison image from my 2008 video

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continnued on 05/26/2009 13:05:59 MDT Print View

Artsy-fartsy stuff you do when you haul a tripod along

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/26/2009 13:07:56 MDT Print View

Second breakfast at lower Palisade Lake - beginning of my favorite section of the JMT (Palisade Lake over Mather and through Upper Basin)



more when I get the next box scanned...

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:08:39 MDT Print View

Higher on the trail, which starts climbing right after you reach Lower Palisade Lake from the slopes below it's outlet

Edited by Fishmonger on 05/29/2009 11:09:13 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:09:54 MDT Print View

High above the lower lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:11:06 MDT Print View

Flower explosion right next to the trail below the Palisades

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 05/29/2009 11:12:16 MDT Print View

Looking back north at Upper Palisade Lake from Mather Pass

Edited by Fishmonger on 05/29/2009 11:14:44 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:19:35 MDT Print View

got a few more to finish off Day 13.

Here right on the top of Mather Pass, a perfect example of Sierra Columbine

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:21:09 MDT Print View

Looking south into the upper Basin, July 7 , 1989; a perfect day with almost no humidity

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:23:31 MDT Print View

The other direction of Mather Pass - which I must say is my absolute favorite of all Sierra Passes when it comes to the view from the top



And it is the place where the avatar shot was taken, same day.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:24:55 MDT Print View

In the Upper Basin heading down - this was the only year I ever saw this snow field up there

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 13, 1989 hike - continued on 06/05/2009 15:26:10 MDT Print View

Campsite that night, low below Pinchot Pass where the trees still allowed counterbalancing the food

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 14, 1989 hike on 06/08/2009 12:24:55 MDT Print View

We're getting closer to the end. Day 14 was Pinchot Pass, one of the easier passes in my book. The descent to Woods Creek is one of the places I could do without, and as usual, I took no photos there in 1989.

Morning view, looking at Mather Pass from our camp site:

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 14, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:25:42 MDT Print View

at the top of Pinchot Pass, looking south

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 14, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:26:58 MDT Print View

Colorful lichen and flower on Pinchot Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 14, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:28:58 MDT Print View

The view up towards Sawmill Pass from the alpine valley south of Pinchot Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 14, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:29:43 MDT Print View

Flowers exploding out of ever crack

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike on 06/08/2009 12:31:08 MDT Print View

Here's a reason to get up early - early light from our camp site above Woods Creek, looking north. Glen Pass was on the menu that day.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:32:11 MDT Print View

Although we were moving well before 7am, the sun soon was catching up to us:

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:33:09 MDT Print View

Fin Dome awakens while we enjoy the final stretch of shade that day

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:34:31 MDT Print View

Classic Muir Trail - can't have a report without this shot

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:35:42 MDT Print View

Painted Lady and Mount Rixford over Rae Lakes

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:36:37 MDT Print View

Sky pilot at the top of Glen Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:38:35 MDT Print View

Part of 60 Lakes Basin from the top of Glen

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:39:14 MDT Print View

Approaching East Vidette

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 15, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:40:03 MDT Print View

Bubbs Creek, near our camp for that day

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike on 06/08/2009 12:42:37 MDT Print View

That day was the longest hiking day we ever did. We started at Bubbs Creek at the bottom of Forester and finished at 3am on the summit of Mount Whitney, using the light of the full moon to climb from Crabtree Ranger Station to the summit. It was super bright and cool. Will never forget that day...

The morning at Bubbs Creek - vintage JMT

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:43:35 MDT Print View

Climbing higher towards Forester Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16 - 1989 Hike, continued on 06/08/2009 12:44:37 MDT Print View

Perfect skies, thin air, short break near the pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16 - 1989 Hike, continued on 06/08/2009 12:45:34 MDT Print View

Forester Pass

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16 - 1989 hike, continued on 06/08/2009 12:46:31 MDT Print View

Sky pilot at the pass yet again

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16 - 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:47:27 MDT Print View

Not wasting much time, we're heading down the south ramp well before lunch

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16 - 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:48:14 MDT Print View

Forester Pass is pretty darn impressive

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:49:24 MDT Print View

Looking back from the climb to Bighorn Plateau

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16 - 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:50:35 MDT Print View

The trees just before Bighorn Plateau have to exist at the edge of what is possible for trees - some don't make it

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16,1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:51:29 MDT Print View

Lone outpost before the plateau

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:54:13 MDT Print View

I liked the place so much, we made camp there the next year in 1990. Bighorn Plateau and the barren high country are what sets Sequoia apart from Kings Canyon

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:55:19 MDT Print View

I call this guy the "Guardian of Bighorn Plateau" - wonder if this tree still looks like this today, 20 years later

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:56:20 MDT Print View

Another one from Bighorn Plateau

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 12:57:45 MDT Print View

The sun disappeared when we were finishing up supper at Crabtree Meadows.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 16, 1989 hike - continued on 06/08/2009 13:00:26 MDT Print View

This was the moment we decided that we should just keep going - the full moon came across the Whitney Crest around 10pm. We had rested long enough, the weather was perfectly calm, and our food reserves were pretty low, so what better than reaching the summit at night, and hiking out the next morning? We got to the top at 3am under an extremely bright night sky. Surreal almost - too bad I didn't take any more photos, but we were moving to the summit and had really only that one goal in mind.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
JMT on 06/08/2009 13:59:26 MDT Print View

Peter, you are forcing me to take an unplanned trip in the area this summer. It has been a while since I was on the JMT, due to the hordes, but I am beginning to realise how much I enjoy it up there, people or no people.

Am currently negotiating with my wife for an extended kitchen pass for the SHR, but negotiations may need an aribitrator. :(

Your pictures are just plain awesome.

Jim MacDiarmid
(jrmacd) - MLife
Re: JMT on 06/08/2009 14:28:57 MDT Print View

These pictures are excellent. I'm definitely doing the JMT next summer(I say that now . . .) Three weeks next summer to do the JMT was part of the negotiating process for me to move to NYC with my gf. It would've been a dealbreaker if she said no.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: JMT on 06/08/2009 14:43:15 MDT Print View

Every time I get down to the question "where do I want to go and hike next" I keep coming back to the JMT. It's become a second home almost - going back again in two weeks for the double this year. You can't go wrong.

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/outdoor/Muir2009/default.html

Crowds? Last July there was hardly anyone up there. On the section over Mather Pass we didn't meet a single person all day, middle of July.

Peter

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17, 1989 hike on 06/09/2009 08:15:52 MDT Print View

Time to close the loop - final day, and I hope it is obvious from the photos why I prefer to make Mount Whitney the ultimate goal of the hike, not a first day drag:

Before sunrise, about 5:45am, -8.5 degrees Celsius, no wind, perfect. July 11, 1989. If you were up there, this might be you, because I don't know this person. There were maybe 6 people on the summit that morning.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:18:32 MDT Print View

Eventuall the sun came up - Owens Valley, 9000 feet below is still asleep.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:19:53 MDT Print View

I think I posted this before, but it has to be repeated here, in the proper order. Whitney's shadow with the full moon that illuminated the trail for us the night before

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:22:12 MDT Print View

A very special place - can't wait to be back up there for the sunrise, some time around July 16/17 this year (twice)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:23:39 MDT Print View

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:24:14 MDT Print View

Whitney Crest

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:25:25 MDT Print View

Upper Hitchcock Lake, west of the crest

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:26:34 MDT Print View

Vintage Mt. Whitney Trail - these solar toilets do not exist any longer (it's now "wag bag" territory)

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:28:18 MDT Print View

Afternoon at Whitney Portal - our second JMT was done, and we already knew we'd be back again.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Day 17,1989 hike - continued on 06/09/2009 08:36:36 MDT Print View

Practically not JMT, but the end of our last day that began on Mount Whitney was a night at Mono Lake, with water levels about 8 feet below of what you see there today.

Rog Tallbloke
(tallbloke) - F

Locale: DON'T LOOK DOWN!!
JMT photos on 06/09/2009 11:13:08 MDT Print View

Astunning end to a great set of photos Peter. I'd love to come and hike that trail someday.

Johann Burkard
(johannb) - F

Locale: Europe
Re: JMT- on 06/10/2009 03:21:21 MDT Print View

Amazing photos.

Michael Whiteside
(ruralbackpacker) - F

Locale: Northern California
Great JMT photos on 06/22/2009 15:33:45 MDT Print View

Thanks for digging these out and posting them. Fantastic photos.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
more JMT to come on 06/22/2009 15:53:54 MDT Print View

heading out for another trip in 2 days... when I get back there'll be a whole off season to update this thread :-)

Muir Trail Yo-Yo 2009

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Pix and videos from 2009 are online on 09/08/2009 14:06:22 MDT Print View

Our July hike that was supposed to be a yo-yo in pictures and video

Photo gallery

2009 photo gallery

Video (Flash and Silverlight, 1.5mbps and 720p at 3.5mbps)

2009 video page

Tons of snow this year in July - this is July 12 below Muir Pass



I'm heading out Friday to do a solo northbound to complete my own yo-yo, no video this time, just a Nikon D40, which is an upgrade from the above point-n-shoot Canon quality.

Edited by Fishmonger on 09/08/2009 14:07:29 MDT.

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
another view on 10/02/2009 12:00:16 MDT Print View

On page 11 of this thread, "Day 16..continued", is one of Peter Burke's photos of this same section of the trail up to Forester Pass heading N to S. On this spectacular day in Aug. '09, the valley along Bubbs Creek was filled with clouds, but blue sky was breaking out above me and at the pass. The pass was under storm clouds as I climbed, but cloudless when I arrived an hour later.
up to Foresters along the trail to heaven?Forester Pass The pass looked threateningSwitchbacks down from Forester But, the trail down was clear with sun in the valley.

Edited by rambler on 10/02/2009 12:08:56 MDT.

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
the monster guards the Canyon on 10/02/2009 12:30:49 MDT Print View

monster the monster of Le Conte Canyon

Read about these amazing trees that can live for thousansds of years. The Fox Tail Pines can be see along the Bighorn Plateau (map 1) One could spend hours just photgraphing the trunks and stumps. (I do not know why the photo is flipped) The trees adapt to the dry soil by just having a few of their branches live.
Fox Tail Pine Fox Tail Pine They are like the Bristlecone Pines that can be seen in a forest just north of Lone Pine. Worth a visit.

Edited by rambler on 10/02/2009 12:39:31 MDT.

Laurence Beck
(beckla) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Donald I. Downs on 10/08/2009 12:51:12 MDT Print View

This plaque is on the JMT just south of Forester Pass. If you are heading south you would walk right by it. We WERE heading south but somehow we noticed it. I really makes you realize how much work and sacrifice has gone into providing the trails we hike!

In memory of Donald I. Downs

Brian Turner
(Phreak) - F
JMT - 2008 on 11/10/2009 13:46:44 MST Print View

Camped the first night near the meadow at the far end of the lake   Another view of where we camped the first night

Edited by Phreak on 11/10/2009 13:52:50 MST.

Brian Turner
(Phreak) - F
JMT - 2008 (continued) on 11/10/2009 13:50:49 MST Print View

Near Crabtree Pass   Lake below Crabtree Pass   View from Discovery Pinnacle   View from my sleeping bag   Phreak near a meadow   Thousand Island Lake   ***   Storm clouds on Banner

Edited by Phreak on 11/10/2009 13:53:51 MST.

Brian Turner
(Phreak) - F
JMT - 2008 on 11/10/2009 13:55:33 MST Print View

***   ***   ***   ***

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
JMT Photos on 11/10/2009 17:22:05 MST Print View

Wow Brian!

Inspirational!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT-Cabin Fever on 02/07/2010 00:17:48 MST Print View

P7310064
The Starting Line

Edited by Creachen on 02/07/2010 00:29:25 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT-Cabin Fever on 02/07/2010 00:22:52 MST Print View

P8150211 (2)
The last Pass-

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT-Cabin Fever on 02/07/2010 00:27:58 MST Print View

P8140199
One Big Rock

Ryan Teale
(monstertruck) - F

Locale: Almost Yosemite
JMT- on 02/12/2010 11:52:26 MST Print View

I uploaded another gallery from my JMT hike but here are few more.

Another hiker taking a rest on Pinchot Pass

Pinchot Pass

On my way up to Forrester Pass

Near Forrester Pass

Moon over Marie Lake

Moon over Marie Lake

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: JMT- on 02/12/2010 12:23:26 MST Print View

I suppose you are a JMT junkie when you can look at these three random photos posted and immediately know exactly where they were taken before even reading the captions...and it's also pretty obvious you were there later in the season than I usually go. Late August?

going back in 4 months...

Ryan Teale
(monstertruck) - F

Locale: Almost Yosemite
JMT- on 02/12/2010 13:15:42 MST Print View

Hey Peter,

You are right, started Aug. 21 and ended on Sept. 5th. If you want to continue the game I havn't added any captions to the other collection :) "A few from the JMT"

Ryan

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
A few more months until spring... on 03/14/2010 14:46:17 MDT Print View

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Edited by ChrisMorgan on 03/14/2010 15:00:56 MDT.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Just a few weeks of waiting left... on 06/08/2010 09:20:03 MDT Print View

Scanned some stuff from 1992 over the winter - here my usual warmup hike to the top of Mount Dana right off Tioga Pass in Yosemite. 13,000 feet and a view like no other.

Mono Lake from Mount Dana

We'll be on the trail around 6/30 again - southbound from Tuolumne at first, then back north and into the Valley at the end of July.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
Agnew Pass on 06/08/2010 09:21:37 MDT Print View

This is on the PCT alternate to the JMT, just east of 100 Island Lake on Agnew Pass looking at Banner and Ritter

banner and ritter

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
All of Tuolumne Meadows on 06/08/2010 09:26:37 MDT Print View

Seen from Mount Dana, TM is on the top right with Lembert Dome barely showing up from this angle. The Tioga Road below comes from the pass just outside the image on the bottom right and leads down to the Meadows.

Peter Burke
(Fishmonger) - F

Locale: Midwest
2010 JMT on 09/10/2010 13:26:24 MDT Print View

Too many new photos to post here, but here are a few teasers


moon above Taboose


bear no. 76 in Yosemite


leaving Muir Pass





all can be found linked from the main gallery page HERE where you also find deep zoom panoramas like THIS 284 megapixel 360 degree panorama of Muir Pass.

Edited by Fishmonger on 09/10/2010 13:28:26 MDT.

Jacob Vink
(JAVink) - F
Thank you on 12/04/2010 09:42:03 MST Print View

I have no pictures to add. This hike is on my list for the summer of 2012 (I hope). Thanks to everyone who has posted, I go through this thread probably twice a week.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 12/07/2010 21:40:35 MST Print View

399
Just shy of Muir Trail Ranch

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Late season-Evolution Valley
401
Up to Selden Pass
410
Sally Keys Lake
431
Marie Lakes

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 12/08/2010 20:59:35 MST Print View

Cabin fever

P8020074

P8110174

P8140199

P8120180

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 09/13/2011 20:18:56 MDT Print View

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Start of the JMT

742
Evolution Valley

Chris Morgan
(ChrisMorgan) - F

Locale: Southern Oregon
Some new pics for this year on 09/13/2011 20:34:44 MDT Print View

New pics from this year (Duck -> Kearsarge). Click to expand.





























































































































































































































Edited by ChrisMorgan on 09/13/2011 20:44:39 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 03/29/2012 01:00:14 MDT Print View

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I need a fix!

Andy Duncan
(bluewater)

Locale: SoCal
JMT on 03/29/2012 14:00:43 MDT Print View

Ditto. I just want to wake up on the trail again.

upper basin

rae

pal

wanda

whit

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 03/29/2012 21:42:23 MDT Print View

1857
My sweet Virginia!

Andy Duncan
(bluewater)

Locale: SoCal
JMT on 03/30/2012 16:14:10 MDT Print View

band of bros

Band of Brothers (Mendel, Darwin, Huxley)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 11/07/2012 20:22:57 MST Print View

1925
Rae Lakes

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 11/09/2012 23:43:17 MST Print View

5098
Old School

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: JMT on 11/10/2012 08:39:47 MST Print View

Somebody take me, please.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT..Best spot for a zero day on 11/10/2012 22:48:37 MST Print View

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Evolution

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 11/16/2012 16:57:26 MST Print View

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Cathedral

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT..Best spot for a zero day on 11/21/2012 23:41:35 MST Print View

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Center Basin

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 12/20/2012 22:21:50 MST Print View

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Evolution Basin and 7 months of waiting.

Edited by Creachen on 12/21/2012 10:18:56 MST.

Paul McLaughlin
(paul) - MLife
Re: JMT on 12/21/2012 13:23:31 MST Print View

Only 5 months to wait for the spring corn season:

mt huxley

Edited by paul on 12/21/2012 13:26:59 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 01/01/2013 22:09:28 MST Print View

1254

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 01/05/2013 22:45:17 MST Print View

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Palisade

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 04/11/2013 21:06:51 MDT Print View

752

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 05/31/2013 23:52:04 MDT Print View

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 10/14/2013 20:59:30 MDT Print View

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Marrie Lakes!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT ! on 11/04/2013 21:07:27 MST Print View

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Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: JMT ! on 11/04/2013 21:27:21 MST Print View

Jay, that looks like East Vidette Peak.

--B.G.--

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT ! on 11/07/2013 21:15:08 MST Print View

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Devils Postpile

Andy Duncan
(bluewater)

Locale: SoCal
JMT! on 12/10/2013 22:21:19 MST Print View

Mt Hitchcock

Last day.

Kyle Meyer
(kylemeyer) - M

Locale: Portland, OR
Rae Lakes on 01/10/2014 15:42:29 MST Print View

Rae Lakes on a Neoair.

Rae Lakes

Edited by kylemeyer on 01/10/2014 15:43:06 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT! on 01/10/2014 18:31:37 MST Print View

P8120181

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT for the 2ND time on 06/17/2014 21:22:55 MDT Print View

0523
8/12 starting from Mono Meadows. I will be very HAPPY!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT! on 06/27/2014 17:56:16 MDT Print View

P8050111
8/12!!!!
P8130193
8/12!!!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 06/30/2014 10:47:33 MDT Print View

P8140205
!

Andy Duncan
(bluewater)

Locale: SoCal
JMT on 07/03/2014 20:39:51 MDT Print View

1

Almost there.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT start date: 8/12 out of Mono Meadows on 07/06/2014 17:52:01 MDT Print View

P8130197
JMT!!!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
JMT on 07/25/2014 22:01:39 MDT Print View

DCP 0547
8/12!
0212
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