Day 80: 1000 miles

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10. Juli    Camp near Wide Creek (987.8) to campsite near creek (1005.4)    17.4 miles    This morning I joined the group. Lift off, Prince, Hiking Solo and me started to make our way towards Dorothy Lake and Pass.…

Day 79: Most beautiful

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9. Juli    Camp near Benson Lake (972.7) to camp near Wide Creek (987.8)    15.1 miles    I didn't want to get out of my sleeping bag. I was tired. For some reason I didn't sleep much last night. It was too hot…

Day 78: Welcome to the Washboard

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8. Juli    Return Creek Camp (956.2) to Camp near Benson Lake (972.7)    16.5 miles    Nobody had told me that this section of the trail is known as Washboard. Today I understood why. I had to switch between up…

Day 77: Good and bad

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7. Juli    Tuolumne Campground (942.4) to Return Creek Camp (956.2)    13.8 miles    The first feeling today was disappointment. I had bought a bottle of Mango juice for breakfast and it was in the Bear locker on…

Day 76: Yosemite Valley

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6. Juli    The Bear came back three times last night. That's what I was told.  Myself was busy sleeping or reinflating my Neoair.    I joined Franz for breakfast and we talked for a while. He offered me a possible place…

Day 75: Finally, a bear!!

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5. Juli    15.5 miles on the JMT to Yosemite Valley    I just saw my first Bear!!! So excited!!  I am camping on an established campsite together with other people near Yosemite.  There's Franz, his son and his…

Day 74: Independence Day

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4. Juli    Thousand Island Camp (922.3) to Tuolumne Meadows Campground (942.4)    20.1 miles    Today is Independence Day. A big one for the whole USA and a small one for me!    I woke up and didn't want…

Day 73: Alone on trail

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3. Juli    Approx. 12 miles on the JMT to Thousand Island Camp (922.3)    Surprisingly I survived my first night alone on trail.  Unfortunately I had cell phone reception and checked accommodation options in Yosemite…

Day 72: Rocky & Rocket

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2. Juli    Reds Meadow (a906.7) to Johnston Lake (908.9 + 1.6 JMT miles)    3.8 miles    I have a new hiking buddy! He is strong and can carry everything. He is just wonderful and like-minded. We fit perfectly together!  His…

Day 71: What a mess!

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1. Juli    Crater Meadow Camp (902.9) to Red's Meadows (906.7)    3.8 miles    I didn't sleep much. I was excited to go into town. Some rest, finally.  But things would turn out different...  In the middle…

Day 70: Silly me

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30. June  Silver Pass Camp (886.5) to Crater Meadow Camp (902.9)  16.4 miles  Today we wanted to get to a campsite very close to Red's Meadow. We packed all our stuff in the morning and hiked on. It was a day…

Day 69: Silver Pass

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29. June    Bear Creek Camp (868.9) to Silver Pass Camp (886.5)    17.6 miles    We followed Bear Creek and had to cross several small streams that led to it early in the morning. Paul has had no breakfast before…