The toughest thing I’ve ever done

The toughest thing I’ve ever done

After 22 days and 370 kilometres, today was an easy walk out to Tuolumne Meadows and the northern end of the John Muir Trail. We made it! We climbed 45,000 feet and descended 47,000 feet since our start at the top of Mt Whitney. With seven high alpine passes the John...
Day 12 on the John Muir Trail

Day 12 on the John Muir Trail

Great weather and great scenery as we complete our 12th day on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. Today was easy, just six miles, including descending the Golden Staircase to the middle fork of the Kings River junction. Over the past...
Mt Whitney on the John Muir Trail

Mt Whitney on the John Muir Trail

One of the interesting things about the John Muir Trail is that it actually starts (or ends if you’re walking southwards) on top of a mountain. They don’t count that little bit of work you need to do to get to the start! We set off at 5am today, and made...
Setting out on the John Muir Trail

Setting out on the John Muir Trail

Winter walks in New Zealand are great, but sometimes you get to July and August and just crave a dose of sunshine and warmth. We’ll see how that works out over the next three weeks as I hike the 339-kilometre John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of...