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  • Our 2007 John Muir Trail Attempt (Days 6 and 7)

    Day 5 examined our trek from Upper Lyell Canyon to Garnet Lake. Day 6: Garnet Lake to Reds Meadow Resort [ Pictures ] Distance: 13.6 Miles Elevation Changes: 9,650 - 8,800 - 9,600 - 7,580 Today is scheduled to be a loooong day. We need to hike from our cliff-side campground near Garnet Lake to Reds Meadow...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 10-22-2007
  • Our 2007 John Muir Trail Attempt (Day 5)

    Day 4 covered our trip from Tuolumne Meadows to Upper Lyell Canyon. Day 5: Upper Lyell Canyon to Garnet Lake [ Pictures ] Distance: 11.9 Miles Elevation Changes: 9,600 - 11,056 - 9,580 - 10,200 - 9,650 We initially planned to hike from Upper Lyell Canyon to 1,000 Island Lake today for a total of 9.3...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 10-17-2007
  • Our 2007 John Muir Trail Attempt (Day 4)

    Day 3 detailed our journey from Sunrise High Sierra Camp to Tuolumne Meadows. Day 4: Tuolumne Meadows to Upper Lyell Canyon [ Pictures ] Distance: 11 Miles Elevation Changes: 8,700 - 9,600 We started today well rested having slept in cots with clean clothes on our back and warm, greasy, calorie-rich...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 10-16-2007
  • Our 2007 John Muir Trail Attempt (Day 3)

    Day 2 detailed our trek from Half Dome to Sunrise High Sierra Camp. Day 3: Sunrise High Sierra Camp to Tuolumne Meadows [ Pictures ] Distance: 8.6 Miles Elevation Changes: 9,320 - 9,700 - 8,700 As with yesterday's hike , we started today's hike early, waking at 5:00 AM and getting on the trail by 6:20...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 09-22-2007
  • Our 2007 John Muir Trail Attempt (Day 2)

    Day 1 detailed our arrival to Yosemite and our first day's hike... Day 2: A Campsite Just Past the Half Dome Junction to Sunrise High Sierra Camp [ Pictures ] Distance: 7.6 Miles Elevation Changes: 7,020 - 9,320 The first night out in the wilderness is the hardest as you are spent from the first day...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 09-17-2007
  • Our 2007 John Muir Trail Attempt (Day 0 and 1)

    Shortly after spending a week backpacking in the High Sierras last August, my wife and I decided that we'd like to tackle the John Muir Trail (JMT), a 211 mile trail from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney , the highest point in the continental United States. Tackling the JMT requires a fair...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 09-08-2007
  • Back from the Sierra Nevadas

    As I mentioned earlier, this summer my wife and I embarked on travels spanning the globe , from Korea to a 70-day road trip across the country , to a planned 220+ mile backpacking trip through the High Sierras. Well, we are back from our trip in the High Sierras, thus concluding our summer of travel...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 09-04-2007
  • The Upcoming Summer of Travel!!

    This past summer my wife and I embarked on a seven-day backpacking trip through the High Sierras along a portion of the John Muir Trail . I blogged about this in a previous entry here on ScottOnLife.com: Week Long Backpacking Trip in the High Sierras Completed . During our jaunt, we hiked along about...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 04-27-2007
  • Back Up to Bishop - Hiking Around Lake Sabrina

    My last blog entry was on the Labor Day Weekend hike my wife and I took to San Gorgonio (with Sam). Our final hike for the season occured about a month later during the second weekend in October. We went back up to Bishop with my in-laws, revisiting the town and starting spot of our seven-day hike along...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 12-06-2006
  • More Hiking Trips - San Gorgonio over Labor Day Weekend

    It's been several months since my last post here, the last one being about our week-long hike through a portion of the John Muir Trail (the North Lake/South Lake loop, specifically). Since then we've embarked on two more hiking trips, although neither of two as ambitious as the North Lake/South Lake...
    Posted to Scott on Life (Weblog) by Scott Mitchell on 11-19-2006
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