Half Dome and 1/2

Lord, I love this hike. Lord, I hate the cable route. It's not because of the climb, the exposure or physical effort required; it's due to the many other hikers excited to be there. The key to a successful RT ascent in one day is to start at 4:00 AM … [Read more...]

Muir Hut: Welcome Respite in Kings Canyon National Park

It was our 14th day of a 22-day thru-hike on the epic John Muir Trail. We had hiked over ten miles, climbing over 3,000 feet to reach Muir Pass. At 11, 955 ft above sea level, the air was thin. Our legs were tired. The sun was low, and the … [Read more...]