Hiking on the John Muir Trail has been on my goal list for at least 5 years. And it has been Mark's goal for at least as many years to bring us to Tuolomne Meadows in Yosemite. This summer, it finally happened.
Thankfully, it was before the fires near Yosemite, so we had clear, non-smokey days. Here we are looking down toward Half Dome from Olmsted Point.
We lucked out and got sites in Tuolomne Meadows Campground. In the middle of the summer without reservations--amazing! The John Muir Trail passes right across the back of the campground. And as an extra bonus, this segment of the the trail also doubles as the Pacific Crest trail, so we bagged some time on that, too!
We hiked up to Gaylor Lakes. This trail looked easy on paper, just one mile to the lake. But we were going from 9,950 ft to almost 11,000, so the air was RARE!
The view from the old mining camp above the upper lake
This hike had gorgeous views of the high Sierra
So put this one in the books. John Muir Trail dust on our feet. A good day indeed.