Tails from the Nümüü Poyo (The John Muir Trail) – Chapter Nine

Adventures of Jonnie & KayKay

Chapter 9: That Hut on Top of a Rock Pile

  • Section: Evolution Creek to Starr Camp
  • Camp ID: 8.08
  • Mile Marker: 133
  • Daily Mileage: 14.9 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2350 ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1660 ft

Heading towards Evolution Lake.

Well, here it is! Week number two of the JMT is in full swing and we are starting the first of 5 days straight of one major pass per day. Yes, we have our trail legs at this point…but don’t let that fact let you be overconfident. The southern half is NO JOKE!!!

We tore down our camp, and made our way towards the famous Evolution Lake. This beautiful lake is surrounded by hulking mountains all around, lending to its dramatic appearance. This is one of several infamously beautiful spots on the JMT. However, I’ll share my unpopular opinion – it does not make my top five for most beautiful views. That…

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