|Vermillion Bridge to Sallie Keyes Lake 2007
|Waterfall on the way to Bear Creek
|Golden Trout caught at Sallie
|Sunset at Muir Ranch Camp
|JMT Trip Pictures
This was a five mile day. We were tired of the bugs, and though we had planned a day off, we decided to get up to Bear Creek for the night. The
climb out from Vermillion Bridge was reasonably steep, but shaded with brush growing from the wet side hill. We soon left that environment for a
dry pine forest. We met up with a lady and her daughter. The mom was hiking the JMT as a celebration of her beating cancer. Each of her kids
were walking part of the trail with her.
We found a camping spot for the night and then pushed on to Sallie Keyes the next day. There was some pretty view and Teri and I were ready
to set up camp when we got to the Keyes. We caught some fish and cooked them, but then Tom motivated us to move on to Muir Ranch. I was
wearing hiking boots. I have never been a fan of boots, I am a Keen sort of person. My feet were already hurting, I had blisters under some toe
nails, and I hobbled all the way to Muir Ranch. We got our supplies, found us a camp, and I stuck those boots in the bucket and had them ship
them home for me.