John Muir Trail 2012
The trail is 211 miles long with a total elevation change of 80,000. feet. I hike the first 57 mile segment from Yosemite to Reds Meadow in five leisurely days.
To lessen weight I only take the outer fly of my tent. I have to internally fortify the fly one night because of fierce winds.
Lyell Canyon is a delight.
Twisted trunks look like Roman columns.
Horses etch solid walls in paths.
Many backstroking opportunities.
Depressing tree destruction.
Devil's Postpile and end of the trip.