A recon of the area leads to an activation (sort of)
An easy hike turns more difficult when the road gets rough.
Calling the owner of the mountaintop the day before, I am granted permission to activate this summit.
On the way up to Tuolumne Meadows to start the second leg of the John Muir Trail, I stop for an activation along Highway 395.
In preparation for our second leg of The John Muir Trail next week, I pick a strenuous hike.
Back in the LA Basin after our first stint on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada, I activate two summits on a hot morning to stay in shape.
By far the most challenging SOTA activation to date is part of a five day backpack trip kicking off our attempt of the entire John Muir Trail
A warm-up hike for the John Muir Trail leads me to activate summit 9,691′ for the first time
On the Fourth of July Weekend my old climbing buddy, Greg Jones and I get in a bodacious conditioning run up a steep trail before joining the old crew on the John Muir Trail next week.
After 32 years I return to activate the highest mountain in New Mexico