Photographing JMT Part II - Day 12 thru 21
This is Part II of the John Muir Trail thru-hike that my JMT buddy Henry and I did back in August of 2018. My objective was to photograph the amazing landscapes of the Sierra Nevada as much as I could while backpacking the distance.
It was an amazing 31-day journey that I was able to complete, in spite of all the unforeseen technical difficulties, as I was fully committed to walk away with a plenty of photos that I could showcase the world.
This part of the timelapse picks up where the Part I left off, which is Thomas A Edison Lake, where VVR (Vermilion Valley Resort) is located. Once we left VVR, we hiked through beautiful lakes, dizzyingly gorgeous meadows and breathtakingly spectacular passes.
Our expectations were not only met with spectacular views from Evolution Lake but also exceeded when we entered Le Conte Canyon. And then to top it all off, the beautiful Dusy Basin, which isn’t part of the JMT but offers one of the most beautiful scenes before picking up resupplies. Fortunately for us, a couple of friends of mine did a bit of heavy lifting for us by meeting us at Bishop Pass.
The moon rose earlier and brighter each night, which made capturing the Milky Way challenging but also forced me to be creative at doing star trails. The blustery afternoon at Muir Hut and the equally frigid cold night at Helen Lake will be always remembered.
Oh, and the fingers and toes shriveled up like an old prune in hot springs in the brisk early morning while waiting for the sunrise. Crossing the shallow but cold South Fork San Joaquin River to get to the hot springs at dawn will always remains as one of the fond memories that I will cherish.
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John Muir Trail, Sierra Nevada, CA - from VVR to Upper Basin
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