David returned home and immediately began scheming two more John Muir trips for 2001 -- a summer solstice one-day sprint from Tuolumne Meadows to Happy Isles to complete the northern half, and a long, 10-day trek from Lake Edison to Onion Valley, which will essentially be the southern half of the JMT minus the oversubscribed Whitney region at the far south. It was probably the most physical trip we've ever shared. Although we may have worked harder individually on other journeys, we cannot remember giving this much for seven solid days.
North of Donohue Pass
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