Lindsey and Amanda’s 27 Day JMT Itinerary

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Photo and itinerary courtesy of Lindsey Dealey

Sisters Lindsey and Amanda hiked the JMT southbound starting at Glacier Point and ended at Whitney Portal. They also made a side trip up Half Dome. They spent 27 glorious days on the trail!

 MILES PER DAYELEVATION @ CAMPCAMP TO CAMPCARRY IN WATER / ZERO DAYSRESUPPLYEXTRA INFO
PRE HIKE5000.0YOSEMITE VALLEY CURRY VILLAGE
PRE HIKE5000.0YOSEMITE VALLEY CURRY VILLAGEhike HI to Nevada Falls (first few miles of JMT)
PRE HIKE5000.0YOSEMITE VALLEY BACKPACKER'S CAMPhike around Glacier Point maybe for altitude acclimation
DAY 1
6.4 MILES + 6.6 MILES6118.0GLACIER POINT TO LITTLE YOSEMITE VALLEY (SLACK PACK HALF DOME)make camp when we pass LYV / no water up half dome
DAY 2
9.6 MILES9316.0LITTLE YOSEMITE VALLEY TO SUNRISE LAKES TRAIL JUNCTION
DAY 38.6 MILES8605.0SUNRISE LAKES TRAIL TO TUOLUMNE MEADOWSTM store resupplyeat at Tuolumne Grill
DAY 411.6 MILES9657.0TUOLUMNE TO UPPER LYELL CANYON (LYELL FORKS)no water in camp
DAY 510.1 MILES9844.0LYELL CANYON TO THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE
DAY 6 0 MILES9844.0ZERO DAY THOUSAND ISLAND LAKEZERO DAY
DAY 7 6.7 MILES9352.0THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE TO ROSALIE LAKE
DAY 89 MILES7725.0ROSALIE LAKE TO REDS MEADOWRESUPPLYDevil's Postpile detour. Reds has store and cafe +campsite fee but a free bathhouse fed by hot springs
DAY 95.9 MILES9114.0REDS MEADOW TO DEER CREEKeat breakfast at Mulehouse Cafe
DAY 10
12.7 MILES9538.0DEER CREEK TO JUST PAST TULLY HOLE (FISH CREEK)
DAY 11 9.7 MILES + FERRY OR 4.8 MILE HIKE (14.5 miles)7902.0TULLY HOLE (FISH CREEK) TO VVRlast boat leaves at 5pm $19 RT free night in tent
DAY 120 MILES7902.0ZERO DAY Vermillion Valley ResortZERO DAYRESUPPLYwashing machines at VVR and camping spots
DAY 13FERRY OR 4.8 MILE HIKE + 11.5 MILES (16.3 miles)10551.0VVR TO MARIE LAKE
DAY 144.7 MILES8420.0MARIE LAKE TO JUST BEFORE MTR (.1 MILE AFTER SENGER CREEK)no water in campmile 104.2- with spectacular view
DAY 15 10.9 MILES9668.02 MILES BEFORE MTR (SENGER CREEK) TO EVOLUTION CREEKRESUPPLY- Muir Trail Ranch 8am-5pmRESUPPLY
DAY 16 7.3 MILES10870.0EVOLUTION CREEK TO EVOLUTION LAKE
DAY 17 10.6 MILES10347.0EVOLUTION LAKE TO LE CONTE CANYON (STARR CAMP)
DAY 18 6.5 MILES8243.0LE CONTE CANYON TO GROUSE MEADOW
DAY 198.4 MILES10616.0GROUSE MEADOW TO LOWER PALISADES LAKE
DAY 20
8.2 MILES10576.0LOWER PALISADES LAKE TO UPPER BASINno water in camp
DAY 2113.1 MILES8547.0UPPER BASIN TO WOODS CREEK
DAY 226.2 MILES10613.0WOODS CREEK TO RAE LAKES
DAY 230 MILES10613.0ZERO DAY RAE LAKESZERO DAYRESUPPLYresupply by Sequoia Pack Trains to arrive at Rae Lakes ranger station
DAY 247.6 MILES9961.0RAE LAKES TO UPPER VIDETTE MEADOW
Day 2512.1 MILES11035.0UPPER VIDETTE MEADOW TO TYNDALL FROG PONDS
DAY 26 10.4 MILES11488.0TYNDALL FROG PONDS TO SLABS NEAR THE TARNS (GUITAR LAKE)no water at slabs
DAY 2714.8 MILES12025.0GUITAR LAKE TO MNT WHITNEY TO WHITNEY PORTAL
TOTAL238.8 MILES8316.0GLACIER POINT TO WHITNEY PORTAL VIA JMT
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
DAY 1113.9 MILESOPTIONAL TRAIL ROUTE FISH CREEK TO VVR VIA GOODALE PASS TRAIL take goodale pass trail to VVR
DAY 1316.9 MILESOPTIONAL TRAIL ROUTE VVR TO MARIE LAKE VIA BEAR CREEK CUTOFF TRAIL TO BEAR CREEK TRAILleave out of VVR cross damn via Kaiser Pass Road. to Bear Creek Cutoff Trail for 1.7 miles, then Bear Creek Trail for 5.5 miles to JMT.
DAY 278.9 MILESOPTIONAL SECOND TO LAST DAY GUITAR LAKE TO TRAIL CAMP
DAY 286.1 MILESOPTIONAL LAST DAY TRAIL CAMP TO WHITNEY PORTAL

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