The John Muir Trail/Pacific Crest Trail follows the Lyell Fork through most of Lyell Canyon. Mile 28.
Maclure Creek is a great camping spot to recharge before climbing Donahue Pass the following day. Mile 34.
Morning up Donahue Pass
Navigating the switchbacks towards Donahue Pass near Maclure Creek. Mile 35.
Hiking Towards Mount Lyell
Hiking up Donahue Pass below Lyell Glacier. Mile 35.
A reminder leaving Red's Meadow that we've only hiked 36 miles and have 165 to go. Mile 61.
Tammy and her foot dressings at Deer Creek.
Mono Creek Footbridge
Evening at the Mono Creek Footbridge, crossing the North Fork of Mono Creek near Lake Thomas A Edison. Mile 88.
Mono Creek Climb
The sun coming up through the trees on the switchbacks south out of Mono Creek. Mile 88.
Tammy and her daily routine.
Early morning on Selden Pass, looking towards Marie Lake. Mile 100.
Sallie Keyes Lakes
The trail in between Sallie Keyes Lakes in early morning. Mile 102.
Evening at the campsite where Piute Canyon and the Piute Creek intersect with the John Muir Trail. Mile 109.
The Muir Aspen
Trail lore says that John Muir signed his last name into this aspen in 1901. The signature looks old enough. Mile 110.
A mix of horses and mules cross the South Fork of the San Joaquin River packed with supplies. Mile 112.
Darwin Creek where it intersects the John Muir Trail. Mile 121.
Patti and Tammy at the campsite near Darwin Creek.
Evolution Lake Reflections
Early morning reflections in a small pond near Evolution Lake. Mile 122.
Hikers enjoying a break in Muir Hut, on top of Muir Pass. Mile 128.
Le Conte Canyon
Evening looking towards Le Conte Canyon from above Starr Camp. Mile 132.
One of the many switchbacks climbing up to 12,100' Mather Pass. Mile 150.
Mather Pass South Side
A hiker ascends Mather Pass from the south side. Mile 151.
Tammy, Mary, Margie, and Patti taking a break after Mather Pass. Mile 152.
Traveling south in Upper Basin, Looking towards Striped Mountain, Mount Pinchot, Mount Wynne, and Pinchot Pass. Mile 152.
Sky Pilot, a rare wildflower only found at high altitude, on Pinchot Pass. Mile 161.
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