So, you started off on the John Muir Trail in Yosemite Valley a few days ago and have spent some time replenishing your calories at... more » the Tuolumne Grill, your supplies via the Store and your resupply box, and have made some friends (NOT the bears) at the Tuolumne Meadows backpacker camp. Now it's time to drag yourself away from civilization once again and hit the trail.
This stretch of the John Muir Trail includes the first major pass (Donohue) and takes you out of Yosemite and into the neighboring Ansel Adams Wilderness (boundary is also at Donohue Pass).
This is an excellent stretch to do as a standalone hike - the YARTS shuttle offers a great way to connect between the beginning and ending trailheads. There are various exit points along the second half of this stretch that will allow you to catch the shuttle bus into Mammoth. Note that if you are doing this by itself and not as part of the JMT, you will need to obtain the appropriate permit for Lyell Canyon trailhead in Yosemite National Park.
You will likely begin this stretch fully supplied from the Tuolumne Meadows store and post office (if you mailed yourself a supply box). The next opportunity for resupply is at Red's Meadow at the end of this stretch. less «