Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day 63. Donohue Pass

20 miles
922 to 942

Morning sunrise over Thousand Island Lake was spectacular. I hadn't expected such a beautiful place, but somehow all the JMT hikers knew- they were camped along the banks.
There were tons of JMT hikers today. It was overwhelming to see so many people. It made me glad we'd camped in a quiet out of the way place.

Donohue Pass still had a little snow, but we had no trouble with postholing- the snow was packed solid so walking was easy.
The miles to Tuolumne Meadows were flat and hurt my foot. I'd been doing awesome on the uphill and downhill but the darn flat was brutal. I was nearly in tears when I finally got to Tuolumne- I was so disappointed because all day I thought it was finally getting better too. Tomorrow I will take a rest day for sure.
We met Two More Miles at the backpackers camp and spent a fabulous evening sharing food and wonderful conversation with them.  I'm so mixed with emotion today- happy for the beautiful sights and wonderful friends, but really scared about my foot not feeling better.


  1. Loving your adventures! As a fellow hammock camper it's great to see the photos of your hang sites some which are quite inventive.

    Good luck and take care.

    1. Great hearing from a fellow hammock hanger! Been really enjoying hanging on the PCT, as you can tell. :)