JMT Daily Location & Mileage
(compiled by Julie Kanani O'Rielly)

Julie Kanani O'Rielly:
48 years, 124 lbs. (117 lbs. at end of JMT),
Pack Weight: 37.5 lbs. with 11 days' food, to 24.5 lbs. with 1 day's food remaining. (Base weight consists of: 20 lbs. gear, clothes, etc. + 3.5 lbs. water.)

Rich Apple: 49 years, 148 lbs. (132 lbs. at end of JMT)

Guidebook: Guide to the John Muir Trail [by] Thomas Winnett and Kathy Morey, Wilderness Press, c1998

Maps: Map Pack of the John Muir Trail by Tom Harrison


Day 1: 9-2-03 Tuesday
Yosemite Valley/ Happy Isles (4,035' el. / 0 miles)
to Sunrise Camp (9,400' el. / 13.7 miles)
Day's distance: 13.7 miles


Day 2: 9-3-03 Wednesday, Moon First Quarter

Sunrise: 6:39 AM, Sunset: 7:34 PM
Moonrise 9:40 PM, Moonset 10:27 AM
Sunrise Camp (9,400' el. / 13.7 miles) to Tuolumne Meadows (8,700' el. / 23.9 miles)
Day's distance: 10.2 miles


Day 3: 9-4-03, Thursday
Tuolumne Meadows (8,700' el. / 23.9 miles)
- layover day
Day's distance: 0 miles (Drying out day)


Day 4: 9-5-03, Friday
Tuolumne Meadows (8,700' el. / 23.9 miles)
to Lyell Forks Base Camp (8,900' el. / 32.5 miles)
Day's distance: 8.6 miles


Day 5: 9-6-03, Saturday
Lyell Forks Base Camp (8,900' el. / 32.5 miles)
to 1/3 mi. North of Jct. Rush Creek & Waugh Lake Trails (9,800' el./ 39.5 miles)
Day's distance: 7 miles


Day 6: 9-7-03, Sunday
1/3 mi. North of Jct. Rush Creek & Waugh Lake Trails (9,800' el. / 39.5 miles) to Rosalie Lake (9,350' el. / 50.2 miles)
Day's distance: 10.7 miles
9:30 AM 73ºF


Day 7: 9-8-03, Monday
Rosalie Lake (9,350' el. / 50.2 miles)
to Devil's Postpile/Red's Meadow (7,600' el. / 57.3 miles)
Day's distance: 7.1 miles
7:45 AM 49ºF


Day 8: 9-9-03, Tuesday
Devil's Postpile/Red's Meadow (7,600' el. / 57.3 miles)
to Duck Creek (10,100' el. / 68.3 miles)
Day's distance: 11 JMT miles


Day 9: 9-10-03, Wednesday, Full Moon
Sunrise 6:45 AM, Sunset 7:32 PM
Moonrise 7:51 PM, Moonset 6:36 AM
Duck Creek (10,100' el. / 68.3 miles) to Silver Pass Lake (10,350' el. / 80.5 miles)
Day's distance: 12.2 miles
7:15 AM 32ºF
10 AM 39ºF


Day 10: 9-11-03, Thursday
Silver Pass Lake (10,400' el. / 80.5 miles)
to southside Bear Ridge (9,900' el. / 94 miles)
Day's distance: 13.5 miles


Day 11: 9-12-03, Friday
Southside Bear Ridge (9,900' el. / 94 miles)
to Sallie Keyes Lakes (10,200' el. / 103 miles)
Day's distance: 9 miles
9:10 AM 60ºF


Day 12: 9-13-03, Saturday
Sallie Keyes Lakes (10,200' el. / 103 miles)
to Muir Trail Ranch/Blayney Meadows Camp (7,790' el. / 106.4 JMT miles)
Day's distance: 3.4 JMT miles


Day 13: 9-14-03, Sunday
Blayney Meadows Camp / Muir Trail Ranch resupply (7,790' el. / 106.4 JMT miles)
to Footbridge over South Fork, San Joaquin River (8,350' el./ 112.6 miles)
Day's distance: 6.2 miles


Day 14: 9-15-03, Monday
Footbridge over South Fork San Joaquin River (8,350' el./ 112.6 miles)
to Evolution Lake (9,200' el. / 121.9 miles)
Day's distance: 9.3 miles


Day 15: 9-16-03, Tuesday
Evolution Lake (9,200' el. / 121.9 miles)
to Big Pete Meadow (8,900' el. approx. / 133.5 miles approx.)
Day's distance: 11.6 miles


Day 16: 9-17-03, Wednesday
Big Pete Meadow (8,900' el. approx. / 133.5 miles approx.)
to Upper Palisade Lake bench (10,880' el. / 146 miles approx.)
Day's distance: 12.5 miles


Day 17: 9-18-03, Thursday, Moon Last Quarter
Sunrise: 6:52 AM, Sunset: 7:11 PM
Moonrise 11:54 PM, Moonset 2:31 PM
Upper Palisade Lake bench (10,880' el. / 146 miles approx.) to lower Lake Marjorie (11,000' el. approx. / 157 miles approx.)
Day's distance: 11 miles
7 AM 35ºF
The afternoon temperature warms up to 80ºF!


Day 18: 9-19-03, Friday
Lower little Lake Marjorie (11,000' el. approx. / 157 miles approx.)
to Woods Creek Crossing (8,492' el./ 165.4 miles)
Day's distance: 8.4 miles


Day 19: 9-20-03, Saturday
Woods Creek Crossing (8,492' el./ 165.4 miles)
to Middle Rae Lake (10,538' el. / 173 miles)
Day's distance: 7.6 miles

Day 20: 9-21-03, Sunday
Middle Rae Lake (10,538' el. / 173 miles)
to Center Basin "Golden Bear" Creek crossing (10,500' el. / 183.8 miles)
Day's distance: 10.8 miles
6:45 AM 40ºF


Day 21: 9-22-03, Monday
Center Basin (Golden Bear) Creek crossing (10,500' el. / 183.8 miles)
to Tyndall Frog Ponds (10,800' el. / 193 miles)
Day's distance: 9.2 miles
6:10 AM 34ºF


Day 22: 9-23-03, Tuesday
Tyndall Frog Ponds (10,800' el. / 193 miles)
to Guitar Lake (11,500' el. / 205.7 miles)
Day's distance: 12.7 miles
7:30 AM 33ºF


Day 23: 9-24-03, Wednesday
Guitar Lake (11,500' el. / 205.7 miles)
to bench below Trail Camp (11,500' el. approx. / 217 miles)
Day's distance: 11.3 miles
8:30 AM 34ºF
9:15 AM 72ºF and warming!


Day 24: 9-25-03, Thursday, New Moon
Sunrise 6:56 AM, Sunset 7:02 PM
Bench below Trail Camp (11,500' el. approx. / 217 miles) to Whitney Portal (8,360' el. / 222.4 miles)
Day's distance: 5.4 miles

 

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