Vicki and I went on a four day backpacking trek in the Sierra Nevada, hiking north on the Pacific Crest Trail from Devils Postpile to Thousand Island Lake, followed by hiking south on the John Muir Trail back to Devils Postpile. This loop is one of the places where the PCT diverges from the JMT, and we wanted to experience both of them. Which trail section was better? Well, that’s hard to say. Read on, and you can come to your own conclusions.