Jessica and I are hiking the John Muir Trail which we will follow for 238.8 miles through 6 federally protected areas including Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. Before the trip we prepared a quick summary of our plans for each day. That way
our parents curious folks can follow along. Use this link to see all of the posts. Today is day 8 of our hike.
Today we are hiking from Reds Meadows to Duck Lake.
|Miles||Feet Elev. Gained||Feet of Elev. Lost|
|Today||11.59||+ 3055||– 645|
|Cumulative||92.09||+ 24,308||– 19,392|
Leaving Reds Meadows, we are beginning our easiest stretch on the trail. This resupply (our third) is five days long, but those five days are easier than earlier stretches on the trail. Only two are over 10 miles, and most have fewer hills to climb. I am hoping this will allow us to cruise into our rest day at Muir Trail Ranch.
Today’s section is an uphill slog back into the high sierra. After about 11 miles, we will reach Duck Lake, our first nice camping option of the day, but we may elect to head farther or off-trail to a more idyllic camping location. Here’s a shot of Duck Lake, our likely camping spot: