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The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 29, 2012 02:21PM
I backpacked the High Sierra Trail and the John Muir Trail from August 3rd to August 21st. It was quite the experience as the weather did not fully cooperate. I became intimately familiar with Thunderstorms. Here are some photos........you can see more and more of the photos at: http://calicokat.smugmug.com/Hiking/Sierra-Nevada There are Topo Maps of my entire journey to see as well and some videos at a later time.

I am in the process of blogging about the day to day adventure and if anyone is interersted, it is here: http://calicokat-hstjmt2012.blogspot.com/

Hamilton Lake (Day One)


Precipice Lake (Day Two)


Vista On The Way To Mt. Whitney (Day Four)


Mt. Whitney From Timberline Lake (Day Four)


University Peak & Mt. Bradley From Forester Pass (Day Five)


Bullfrog Lake Reflections (Day Six)


Mt. Brewer & Bullfrog Lake (Day Eight)


Mt. Clarence King (Day Nine)


The Palisades From Mather Pass (Day Ten)


Lower Palisade Lake (Day Ten)


The Black Giant (Day Eleven)


Helen Lake (Day Eleven)


Sunset From McClure Meadow (Day Eleven)


Lake Of The Lone Indian (Day Thirteen)


Camp Vista Supreme (Day Sixteen)


Pre Dawn At Thousand Island Lake (Day Seventeen)


Banner Peak (Day Seventeen)


Black & White Version (Day Seventeen)


Warm Early Morning Light From Half Dome's Summit (Day Nineteen)


Myself On The Summit Of Half Dome w/ JMT/HST 2012 Bandana (Day 19)
Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 29, 2012 04:15PM
Incredible photography and gorgeous scenery. What a trip that must've been.
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August 29, 2012 04:18PM
Wow, what a trip! Thanks for sharing all your photos (including the link to the additional photos). For such a long backpacking trip (19 days) during August in the High Sierra, one must expect to encounter thunderstorms during some parts of the journey. It must have been a pretty awesome adventure!

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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 29, 2012 04:20PM
What a great trip! I am envious. Did you use AA batteries for your camera? Or charge them with solar?
Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 29, 2012 05:04PM
Banner peak is beautiful. Thanks for posting.
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August 29, 2012 06:51PM
Great pictures, thanks!
Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 29, 2012 09:02PM
Thanks for the beautiful pictures! It looks like an awesome trip. I plan to look at the other pictures at the provided link and your blog.
Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 30, 2012 08:47AM
Insert "jealous" emoticon here.

Lovely photos. Tstorms, for photography, can be as much of a blessing as a curse... (we had only the tiniest bit of rain in 28 days on our 2008 JMT hike.sad smiley)
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August 30, 2012 01:04PM
Great stuff, both the photos and the blog. Making me feel guilty for not getting my stuff up sooner (it'll happen soon, at least before Chick-on returns and gives me grief about itChick-on is looking at you!). Must have passed you somewhere...a note in my diary says that at Mather Pass on August 8 we had a crowd that included "another guy going north"...perhaps you?
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August 30, 2012 02:32PM
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Bearproof

Must have passed you somewhere...a note in my diary says that at Mather Pass on August 8 we had a crowd that included "another guy going north"...perhaps you?


Well, did that guy heading north look like this:



If so, then it was calicokat. wink

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avatar Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 30, 2012 02:47PM
Yeah, thanks...tongue sticking out smiley
I did see the pictures...and didn't recognize the 'kat, hence the question. I got to know a bunch of folks going south as we saw each other from time to time, but the contact with the northbounders was limited and we may not have even seen each other.
And btw rumor has it that you have the answer on the Half Dome (?) picture posted by Chick-on avec les pieds . True??
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August 30, 2012 03:37PM
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Bearproof

And btw rumor has it that you have the answer on the Half Dome (?) picture posted by Chick-on avec les pieds . True??


I'm not saying.

I might have the answer, but then, I could be wrong. (Wouldn't be the first time.) Grinning Devil
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September 03, 2012 05:50PM
He got no idea.



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Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 30, 2012 02:50PM
Thank you all for your comments, I appreciate them greatly.

My camera uses a lithium ion battery that performed great. I brought two and kept them charged on my zero day in Bishop and again at Reds Meadow.

I wasn't on Mather Pass on August 8th, but I was on Kearsarge smiling smiley
Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
August 30, 2012 10:33PM
Great Pics! Lone Indian and Banner Peak are pretty awesome!!!crowing
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September 03, 2012 05:49PM
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Bearproof
Great stuff, both the photos and the blog. Making me feel guilty for not getting my stuff up sooner (it'll happen soon, at least before Chick-on returns and gives me grief about itChick-on is looking at you!).
FAIL

We goes over Mather Pass twice in the time you farting around!



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September 03, 2012 05:50PM
SWEET

Tanks for Sharon



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September 03, 2012 09:26PM
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chick-on

Tanks for Sharon

wink
Re: The High Sierra Trail & John Muir Trail In Pictures
September 04, 2012 08:55AM
Great pictures. Thanks for posting.
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