Saturday 14th September 2013: Campsite next to Bubbs Creek (close to Center Peak) – Forester Pass – Tyndall Frog Ponds
Friday 13th!!!! (from now on that’s a LUCKY day) September 2013: Dollar Lake – Rae Lakes – Glen Pass – Bubbs Creek (close to Center Peak)
Anyway I left camp together with Stephan and Tilt, though hiked a bit on my own for the first few miles. Oh I love those first few hours of hiking in the morning where the air isn’t too hot yet and my legs and mind are fresh and happy.
Thursday 12th September 2013: Marjorie Lake – Pinchot Pass – Dollar Lake
Wednesday 11th September 2013: Upper Pallisade Lake – Mather Pass – Marjorie Lake
Fiiiinally I had a good nights sleep and woke up early to hit Mather Pass. What a great and amazing climb. Beautiful views of the Pallisade Lakes. I did feel that I was getting up high. Wow the hightest my own feet ever took me. THANK YOU FEET! 3688m! And I’m gonna break that record again tomorrow. Wuhuuu!
Up on Mather Pass we met a woman doing the High Sierra Route on her own, being a professional backcountry photographer! Pretty cool!
The switchbakcs down were nice and smooth… Though somehow the ground wanted to kiss me! As I was making a little video I twisted my ankle which made me tumble… AND O YEAH!
Tuesday 10th September 2013: Middle Fork – Golden Staircase – Upper Palisade Lake
Though I didn’t sleep too much tonight, my knee felt better and after a great breakfast (have to remember: I like MH Granola with blueberries) We left camp at 8am. First going gently uphill through a beautiful green forest with ferns. The sun became hot very quickly and in the heath of the day we started climbing the golden staircase.
DAMN THAT WAS GREAT! I kinda loved that climb. SLOW BUT STEADY LIKE A TORTUCE. The views were just stunning, breathtaking, amazing.
Monday 9th September 2013: Wanda Lake – Muir Pass – Le Conte Canyon
Bad night’s sleep. Rain. Early wake up. Sunrise over Wanda Lake. 2 Coffees. Early leave. 1 hour to Muir Hut. 30 minutes Muir Hut loneliness. Ukulele playing on the doorsteps. HELEN LAKE. Loooong way down. Dizzy. Tired. Need water. Toooo much nature beauty to take in. Give me a break nature. Give me a boring forest. NOT. Aua my heart. GREATNESS OF NATURE! HUMBLE ME. Heart spilling over. Impressive huge rocky mountains, waterfalls, meadows. Me. Dead. Tired. Stumbling down 4000 feet. Knee hurt. Tired. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH ROCK MONSTER!!!!!! Energy boost. Funny family pics. 5 more miles to go. WHAT???? O damn. Look down. No. Look those mountains. Sun hiding behind. Rainclouds can’t get over. Dust thrown up. Mystical atmosphere. Knee Auaaaaa… How much longer? Fight! I wanted to do this. Keep going. Thank you trees for the shade. Sooo much beauty! Finally! Camp! Food! Eat! Pee! Poo! Bed! GRATEFUL!!!!
Sunday 8th September 2013: McClure Meadow – Evolution Valley – Wanda Lake
As we hit Evolution Lake my eyes filled with tears cuz I hardly could take in all that beauty.
Saturday 7th September 2013: Muir Trail Ranch to McClure Meadow
Then we hit the trail. O damn damn damn it promised to be a fucking hard day cuz my pack felt so so so heavy! Loads of people crossed our trail while still being close to MTR and I suddenly felt all ANTI-SOCIAL. I didn’t feel like meeting people. Dammit… get outta my way you speeding people! Tilt made the right comment saying ” This is like a freakin’ highway!”. Though luckely after a few hours it got way more quiet and
Thursday 5th September 2013: Rosemarie Meadow – Marie Lake – Selden Pass – Sallie Keyes Lakes:
Wow I can’t believe this is day 14 already. It doesnt’t feel like it. But I love it that my body does so damn great (well except for my knee but that was my own fault, hiking more than 25miles in one day before I leave)! So far I haven’t had any muscle aches, blisters or what so ever! That’s amazing!!!
Wednesday 4th September 2013: VVR-Junction to Rosemarie Meadow:
Wow, today was kind of a rough day. We hit the Dragon’s Back (unendless switchbacks through pine and aspen forest) five minutes after breaking camp (which we did like waaaaay tooo late… hoping our stuff would get dry…. yeah NOT!). I felt ok going uphill thouhg my knee was hurting. Yet the next part of the trail… I don’t know. I felt so slow even if the terrain was pretty easy. Luckely at some point we reached Bear Creek and we had a great bath! That was so DAMN GOOD and I felt really refreshed. Still it was a good thing we only had another 3 miles till camp at Rosemarie Meadow, where we had a lovely little fire and waited for shooting stars giving us wishes! Continue reading