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JMT: Segment 5 - Muir Trail Ranch to Bishop Pass at LeConte Canyon

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Hot Spring, Food pickup, Nice Cabin to stay in MTR.


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29.6

Miles

47.7

KM

Point to Point

11,957' 3,644 m

High

7,899' 2,408 m

Low

4,493' 1,369 m

Up

4,143' 1,263 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

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Features Hot Spring · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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The Muir Trail Ranch (MTR) is a food resupply pick up location for thru hikers. If you are planning to stay at MTR, most cabin has enclosed hot spring pool. If you are just picking up your supplies then you could go to public springs which are located other side of the San Joaquin river. From MTR you'll be ascending for roughly 16 miles.

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Sapphire Twilight: Mt. Fisk, Mt. Huxley, and Sapphire Lake at twilight. Evolution Basin, Kings Canyon National Park, California.
Apr 13, 2018 near Big Pine, CA
Evolution Lake at the north end of Evolution Basin.
Jan 22, 2018 near Big Pine, CA
Sapphire Lake: Sunset on Mt. Huxley and Mt. Fisk above Sapphire Lake in the Evolution Basin, High Sierra, California.
Apr 13, 2018 near Big Pine, CA
July 2018 JMT thru Hike. South bound. Just crossed over Muir Pass looking south at Helen Lake
Jan 10, 2021 near Big Pine, CA
Evolution Basin.
Sep 8, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Saphire Lake with Mt. Darwin in the background.
Apr 21, 2017 near Big Pine, CA

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