Posts in JMT
Important Permit & Reservation Deadlines for Popular California Hiking Trails & Campsites in 2019

Important Permit & Reservation Deadlines for Popular California Hiking Trails & Campsites in 2019 | Don't miss out on hiking or camping at some of Californias most popular sites because you missed the reservation deadlines. In this post I've outlined key deadlines to mark your calendars with for some of Californias most iconic locations such as Yosemite Wilderness Permits, Inyo National Forest Permits, Mount Whitney Permits, Half Dome Permits, JMT Permits, Joshua Tree camping reservations, Lost Coast backpacking permits and much, much more!. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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21 of the Absolute Best Hikes in Yosemite National Park to Put on Your Hiking Bucket List

21 of the Absolute Best Hikes in Yosemite National Park to Put on Your Hiking Bucket List | Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks in the entire United States, and one of the best way to tour the park is via one of its many amazing hiking trails. In this post I’ve detailed 21 of Yosemites top hiking trails, ranging from difficult to easy, that give you epic views of Yosemites grand backcountry and some Yosemites most famous landmarks. You’ll only fall more in love with Yosemite after going on one of these hikes. | shedreamsofalpine.com

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The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking from Onion Valley to Whitney Portal

43 Miles Backpacking Onion Valley to Whitney Portal | This backpacking trail is one of the most amazing and challenging trails in the Sierra Nevada. Each day is full on and at high altitudes, but it affords you amazing views along the John Muir Trail plus you get to cross over 3 different mountain passes. If you have enough energy you can grab the summit of Mount Whitney, one of the tallest peaks in the US, while you are there! Are you up to the challenge? | shedreamsofalpine.com

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38 Miles Backpacking Lyell Canyon in Tuolumne to Devil's Postpile in Mammoth Lakes California

It's funny when you plan out a backpacking trip, you search the internet for details to make an overall plan and trip itinerary. You get your daily mileage and ascent all scheduled out, and you start to think that only bad weather can throw a wrench in your plan.  However, over time, I've learned that I should always anticipate about +/- 5 extra miles to what I read online. That was definitely the case with this trail from Lyell Canyon to Devil's Postpile. All my research (reading online trip reports) led me to believe this trail would be about 31 miles and only 4,100 feet of total gain, and so that seemed like an easy 10 miles per day trip. We were slightly surprised when we found that the trail was actually about 38 miles and 5,000' of gain, and had to make up some extra miles in day 2 and day 3. It still was an excellent trip, and very doable in 3 days. 

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Winter Ascent Mountaineers Route to Mount Whitney, Highest Peak in the Lower 48

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Such is Mount Whitney. This mountain challenged me so much, that it has taken a little over a week now for me to spend energy writing about it. I literally took all of last week off to be lazy and even went to Vegas this past weekend for a complete change of pace.

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