Most said there was still a lot of snow through Muir Pass to slog through. One of the finest hikes in North America, the John Muir Trail won't disappoint. Technically, our guidebooks showed the elevation of Muir Pass to be 11,950 feet above sea level, but we all considered it a 12,000-foot pass. DAY 12 – Evolution Meadow to Evolution Lake (7 miles) – I had to stop here due to an afternoon thunderstorm, otherwise I would have continued over Muir Pass. There is an entrance fee of $15.00 for a vehicle. On top of Muir Pass at a whopping 11955 feet (3644 m) there is Muir Hut built by the Sierra Club in 1930. It was a VERY cold and rainy day. The hike up the pass was not challenging, so it was nice to sit and relax and eat lunch on the pass. (7.5 miles) – Mile 122.5 DAY 13 – Evolution Lake to Middle Fork Kings River (17.2 miles) – Mile 139.7 The ideal time to hike the John Muir trail is from June through September. Any earlier, and the snowpack on high passes can make the journey slow going and treacherous. Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for Muir, PA. Hi/Low, RealFeel®, precip, radar, & everything you need to be ready for the day, commute, and weekend! Beginning at Onion Valley, the Kearsarge Pass Trail travels through the John Muir Wilderness (area is unavailable). Our route starts near, and then climbs, Mount Whitney – the high point of the lower forty-eight states – and continues north some two hundred miles ending in Yosemite National Park. We think it got down to -10 overnight. Plus the trail up to the pass so far has only been a gradual incline, though it did seems like a long distance (about 4.5 miles from the beginning of Evolution Lake to Wanda Lake) under the sun. Any later, and you could get caught up in the grasp of Fall storms. The High Sierra is known for its snowfall. Whether it was all in the mind or not, I think the caffeine helped. Unfortunately, snow can be the bane of a John Muir Trail hike. This fee is in addition to the climbing permit fee and does not guarantee a spot in the public shelter at Camp Muir. It’s a 10 miles climb up to Muir pass but it is so beautiful, and it’s not as steep as some of the other passes. pcta.org. Looking North on Muir Pass AKA Planet Hoth. Muir Pass with the Muir hut can also be seen from the lake. I met the cutest mountain marmot that I chased around for a good 20 minutes. Great weather, great scenery, and it seems to just keep getting better. Weather: Wildlife: People: Marc + Tammi, The Dogleggers, Kate, Circus Act, Ziploc. Muir Pass This is Muir Hut, atop Muir Pass. Today was another awesome day. ... Mountain Topo Maps National Weather Service Mount Rainier. Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well. Per Guthook: “Muir Pass is a long and gradual ascent to almost 12000 feet, and is often cited as one of the most difficult passes on the trail due to the miles of snowfields you must cross in either direction to reach the summit. There was rain, fog or hail every day I spent in King's Canyon National Park. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is … The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is BISHOP AP which is approximately 25 miles away and has an elevation of 4,102 feet (7,873 feet lower than Muir Pass). We started with a 16 mile climb, gaining 3,700 feet to reach Muir Pass at 11,969 feet. High Sierra Nevada Weather Conditions / Forecasts and Travel Resources Weather forecasts and current travel conditions for select locations in transit to, and within, the High Sierra Nevada. Seasonal accumulations regularly reach into dozens of feet. Discover John Muir's Giant Sequoia in Martinez, California: A sparse, solitary sequoia still stands as a living tribute to the famous conservationist who planted it—but it's dying. Climbers usually hike to Camp Muir the day before they climb to rest and acclimate to the altitude, a little over 10,000 feet. One of the finest hikes in North America, the John Muir Trail won't disappoint. Mount Whitney Cam (Scroll to the bottom of the page for a time laps video). Camp Muir is a climber’s camp with an impressive stone shelter, a couple of outbuildings and toilets. 28 October 2020 at 12:00-18:00: Clear sky, Temperature 7, 0 mm, Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from northeast The pass is good for 7 days. Fortunately weather was getting better as I headed north. 06.09.2018 – Day 55 Miles: 21.5 Camp: PCT mile 835 (3.5 miles and 1700 feet from Muir Pass) Weather: Wildlife: People: Marc + Tammi, The Dogleggers, Ass Maggot, Circus Act, Ziploc, Kate (Sleeping Beauty). 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