Day 9. My Pack is Too Heavy. June 29, 2016.

6am to 6:15pm. 20 8 miles

Junction of High Route and Bishop Pass Trail (Lower Dusy Basin) to 2 miles after leaving the JMT past Evolution Lake.

Today had so many gorgeous views but all I could think about was the fact that my pack was too heavy. 7 days of food seems to be just too much for me to carry. Good thing it will get lighter every day.


Bishop Pass Trail


Almost to the JMT/PCT junction

Most of the day we were on the JMT/PCT and there were lots of hikers.


A familiar JMT/PCT sight. When we got here there were no teeth. As a retired dentist I just had to help restore its mouth.

Muir Pass seemed to take forever to get up as it has both other times I have climbed it from this side.


Fording the Middle Fork of the Kings River


A trail makes crossing these rocks so much easier

There were quite a few snow fields but they weren’t a problem. We were entertained by increasing dark clouds.


Almost to the top


We shared the top of Muir Pass with lots of other hikers


Rockin, descending Muir Pass

Once we were decending the other side the thunder started and it rained. The rain lasted an hour but the thunder kept going for much longer.


Wands Lake


We are camped on a nice bench. The JMT/PCT is so crowded. It was fun to talk to some of the other hikers but it’s way better being off trail. It feels like we have the Sierra to ourselves.


9 thoughts on “Day 9. My Pack is Too Heavy. June 29, 2016.

  1. Warren

    I love the Monster Rock. Glad that a handy-dandy dentist just happened by and set it’s toothy mouth straight!


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