Once I finally made peace with leaving the John Muir Trail via Kearsage Pass instead of the traditional Mt. Whitney finish, I started looking forward to what came next: food, television, and a real bed.
I tore down camp and finished my descent to the Onion Valley parking lot. The steep, downhill hike of endless switchbacks under a hot sun was the last trail I had to tackle before I could relax. And it was unbearable. Continue reading “JMT: The Aftermath”