JMT Day 20: Whitney summit, burger, and the end

hitchcock lake from the whitney trail
Hitchcock Lake from the Whitney Trail.

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7 Responses

  1. Aurora says:

    I’m almost as impressed by the taking of so many photos each day and being able to label them as by the completion of the hike! Very inspiring on all accounts.

    • Alice says:

      I took about 750 pictures on the trail; wish I had taken more. Labeling them is … not the most fun part. There are times it would have helped for me to have the GPS on the camera turned on, but it’s a real battery drain. How did you end up organizing or labeling your PY photos?

  2. Beth says:

    Congrats on finishing the trail journal! I’ve certainly enjoyed reading it!

  3. Dave J says:

    My daughter & son-in-law are going to hike the JMT beginning on July 14. I plan on backpacking with them from TM to Reds Meadows. I read your gear list and wondered if there’s anything you didn’t bring but wish you would’ve in hindsight?

    • Alice says:

      Nice to hear from you, Dave. I was pretty happy with what I brought. I might do a thicker (midweight merino wool) long underwear top next time through the Sierras, but other than that I didn’t feel like I was missing anything.

      One thing I would do is take more pictures of everyday hiking life, like cooking and campsites, and the people I met. Looking back, I have lots of photos of views and scenery, but not so many of my new trailfriends, or the little tasks that kept me going.

      Have a great trip!

  4. Mike says:

    beautiful pictures!

  5. Great pictures and great stories! So cool that you were able to detail each day. I did the JMT in July and only now am able to write about it. Keep it up!

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