After yesterday’s nice warm-up hike I can officially start my John Muir Trail hike today.

Kevin and I take the bus from the Yosemite Lodge up to Glacier Point. At 25$ (one-way) it is not too cheap but this way we can avoid having to hike up to Glacier Point via the steep Four-Mile-Trail.

And the bus ride turns out to be an informative and very entertaining guided tour.Continue Reading

After arriving in Yosemite and setting up my tent in the backpackers campground, it is time for a first walk.

My permit requires me to start tomorrow at Glacier Point high above the Yosemite Valley, hence I will “miss” the first miles of the “official” John Muir Trail route from Happy Isles to Nevada Fall.Continue Reading