Muir Pass

PCT 2018 Day 39, May 31, Thursday.

Start mile 834.8, campsites along Middle Fork Kings River

End mile 862.4, campsite 3.2 miles from Selden Pass Miles walked: 27.6 Frogger and Lake kindly let me follow them up, as they are better at finding glimpses of the trail between patches of snow. The climb up is too hard, no sketchy scrambles on ice or rock. Muir Cabin at the pass is dedicated to the memory of John Muir, built of local rock. The charming chimney is bricked up. See the ceiling constructed of stone. The cabin is surprisingly warm naturally, with one small window. Descending… About a mile of post-holing. I saw Hershey and Nightingale just after the last of tho snow, planning to take an easy day since it was too far to the next pass. (I think to myself, “Challenge accepted!”) This lake with ice has a pleasing pattern. Down a canyon and along a river and meadow I greeted Applejack, last seen at Grumpy Bears at Kennedy Meadows. My walk is fast and long to get close to Selden Pass, since early morning ascents and descents are much more pleasant. Success. Finished audiobook Something New (A Blandings Castle novel), by P G Wodehouse

Author: Jim, Sagebrush

Jim (trail-name Sagebrush) codes audio software for Windows, Linux, Android, and embedded systems. When not working at, he enjoys backpacking, which this blog is about.