In August of 2014 I thru-hiked the John Muir Trail with 5 of my best friends. We hiked over 250 total miles, including sunrise summits of Half Dome and Mount Whitney. We had midnight bear encounters, ate meals next to marmots, and regularly saw packs of deer. We got hailed on for 5 consecutive days. We climbed 10,000’ mountain passes in the middle of the night under a full moon. We made new friends and drank way too many Coors with them on our days off. We traveled incredible terrain every day and we witnessed unreal displays of light every night. There were tears and smiles, shouts and laughs. We had everything we needed, or we learned to do without. Not everything was perfect, but we were alive and in the woods.
I'm currently in the process of publishing a photo book detailing our trip on the JMT. The notes and stories in the captions are excerpts from the book. I'll be adding more photos to this folder over the coming weeks. Check back for new shots and updates on the book!