8799 total / 983 in 2016

Mt. Whitney, check! Couch to 5K, check! 10K under 1 hour, check. Half-marathon, check. SFM2013, check! 2016: dare I say it JMT and CHECK!

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  1. FIT
    good Pilates mat 00:55

    Tough, because abs are not tough. But feels really good to be doing this.

  2. FIT
    Windy hill to bench 7.2 mi 03:30 29:09 pace

    In and out to bench. First hike post-JMT, with brace on, ankle was fine on uphills and just slightly weird on downhill. A four snake hike - two garters, very different colors, and two (!) fat ratt... read more

  3. FIT
    good Pilates mat 00:55

    Post-JMT rehab. The body is stiff and creaky after 200 miles. Back to Pilates after months away. Hard.

  4. FIT
    great JMT day 17 and final: Whitney... 5.61 mi 05:00 53:28 pace

    Down down down the rocky, pounding 3000 feet from Trail Camp with a farewell visit to my favorite creekside gardens of pink-and-yellow shooting stars. And so the John Muir Trail was accomplished! ... read more

    • Martin S.


      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Claudine C.
      Claudine C.

      Wonderful last-day recap! I've been telling everyone - yes, it was amazing and beautiful, but also very hard. That's why we do these things, I suppose. :-)

      9 days ago Like1 person

    • Ismay

      Thanks, Martin, it sure was! 16 backdated posts show our itinerary. Claudine, I look forward to hearing all about your last 2 days!

      9 days ago Like

  5. FIT
    alright JMT Day 16: Crabtree to Mt.Wh... 11.07 mi 12:00 65:02 pace

    The glorious, exhausting, heart-stopping, lung bursting, diamox-aided ascent of Mt. Whitney from the West! My second time ever on top and it was everything. Descent predictably painful and nauseous... read more

  6. FIT
    JMT Day 15: below Forester to... 11.62 mi 08:00 41:18 pace

    Oh Bighorn Plateau, you are stunning. And our first views of Mt. Whitney from the West! But the miles between Bighorn and Crabtree were a long, pointless up-and-down slog, and surprisingly un-scenic.

  7. FIT
    good JMT Day 14: Upper Vidette ove... 9 mi 07:00 46:39 pace

    Ah the glorious climb over incredible 13,123 Forester Pass, the highest yet, and the spectacular descent. Camped a couple miles past the pass, at 12,000 feet. Finally caved and too Diamox which pro... read more

  8. FIT
    JMT Day 13: Rae Lakes to Uppe... 7.95 mi

    Not the highest pass yet, but toughest breathing over Glenn at 11,940 feet. Made me have doubts about Whitney. Then goodbye to the Muirphistopheles 3 (i.e. Claudine C. , DD and JW) and the long wai... read more

  9. FIT
    JMT Day 12: Lake Marjorie to ... 16 mi 08:00 30:00 pace

    Awakened by breathing problems in the night. Worst altitude issues yet. Bronchospasm? Over pretty Pinchot PAss (great marmot guard) at 12,106 down to suspension bridge at 8547 back up to Rae Lakes ... read more

  10. walk
    JMT Day 11: Lower Palisade La... 11.38 mi

    Awakened to rain; cleared up for Pass, more rain on the descent. From 10,607 to Mather Pass, the highest yet at 12,093 feet, down to 10,052, back up to highest camp yet at 11,165.

  11. walk
    JMT Day 10: LeConte Canyon to... 14.36 mi 08:00

    The Golden Staircase! Enough said. Hot, tough 2000 foot afternoon climb in 2 miles. Another pretty high alpine capsite at Lower Palisade Lake below Mather Pass

  12. walk
    JMT Day 9: McClure Meadow to ... 13.19 mi 07:00

    Evolution Basin! Muir Pass! Muir Hut! Twisted ankle! Floods of tears! 'Twas a day of drama on the JMT.

  13. FIT
    JMT Day 8: MTR to McClure Meadow 11.06 mi

    Out of the hot hole of Muir Trail Lunch into another paradise campsite at McClure Meadow with view of Evolution Basin and Hermit, Mendel, Darwin et al.