This is just a quick post to let everybody know, that I’ve successfully completed my thru-hike of the John Muir Trail in California. What an awesome adventure, it’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever done! The hike and the scenery have by far exceeded my expectations!

I did not encounter any problems, was fortunate enough to have no injuries at all (not even blisters, chafing or a twisted ankle) and also all the gear held up well, nothing important was broken or lost. I’m really surprised everything went so smoothly!Continue Reading

A windy night is followed by a windy morning, so I pack up quickly and start hiking just as Rob, Peter and John start preparing breakfast.

I have about 650 meters remaining to climb to Forester Pass. There is a lake half way up that seems to be protected from the wind. There I cook my breakfast at one of the few tiny campsites so many hikers have aimed for yesterday. Continue Reading

Der John Muir Trail (JMT) windet sich 340 km lang durch kalifornische die Sierra Nevada und erregt schon länger meine Aufmerksamkeit. Mehr aus Neugier und ohne Erwartungen bewerbe ich mich beim Yosemite Nationalpark um ein Wilderness Permit – das tut man übrigens altmodisch per Fax, genau 24 Wochen vor demContinue Reading