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 9 of our hike.
Today we are hiking from Duck Lake to Squaw Lake
|Miles||Feet Elev. Gained||Feet of Elev. Lost|
|Today||9.55||+ 2641||– 2359|
|Cumulative||101.64||+ 26,949||– 21,751|
We cross the 100 mile mark today! These next three days are the easiest for the trip (with the exception of our rest day at Muir Trail Ranch). There are only 5 days on the hike where we cover less than 10 miles and 3 of those days are in the next 4 days! We are on day 2 of our five-day supply and working our way to a well-deserved zero at MTR.
If you are the sort of person that isn’t into alpine lakes (what’s wrong with you!?!), this may be the time to quit following this blog. Going forward, this trip is a tour-de-lakes. Up first is Lake Virginia.
After Lake Virginia, the trail drops 1,000 feet in one mile in to Tully Hole.
From Tully Hole, we have a 1204′ climb to a set of lakes named with a native american themed names, ultimately setting up camp at Squaw Lake which lies at about 10,000′. That gives us a great head start on tomorrow’s climb over Silver Pass.