John Muir Trail (Southbound)
18 days in late September from Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal
9/13 - 9/30
Passes crossed in order: Cathedral, Donohue, Island, Silver, Selden, Muir, Mather, Pinchot, Glen, Forester, Trail Crest.
Highest Pass: Trail Crest (13670 ft)
Camped with hammock / tarp. Most nights were chilly in the 30s - used foam pad and ultralight airpad for insulation. Usually slept in thermals and all layers, including down jacket. On last 2 nights where temps dropped below 20, used SOL blanket for extra bottom insulation + hand warmers in socks and hot water nalgene. Tent & winter airpad would have been nice.
2 resupply points - VRR and Parchers Resort
1 zero day at VRR
3 showers - Red's Meadow, VRR, Parchers
24 mile round trip off trail to Parchers Resort, over Bishop Pass
2 beds - VRR, Parchers
2 nights under 20 degress (lowest: 18)
2 nights with snowfall
0 rain days
0 bear sightings