The 211 mile John Muir Trail passes through the crown jewels of America’s park system: Yosemite National Park, John Muir Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, and Sequoia National Park. Hikers either start Southbound in Yosemite, often vying for a John Muir Trail Permit from Happy Isles, or starting at the southern end, where they will climb to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48 before they officially start their journey on the John Muir Trail.
Allison’s 15 day thru hike through the High Sierra involved monsoonal rains and a little bad luck, but grit and a lightweight pack helped her hike through the rain and experience the joy of the single push.
John Muir Trail Journal:
Trail Prep and Other Information:
My first JMT post: Starting Somewhere
My sister (not a hiker) trying to open my new bear canister: some good laughs here!
Gossamer Gear Mariposa: My pack for the JMT
Mile…Mile and a Half documentary review
|Photo courtesy of The Muir Project|
Update 1: Got my permit!
15 Day Itinerary for the JMT
John Muir Trail: An Overview
DIY Dehydrated Meals: Vegetarian Chili
Pre JMT Hike FAQs
Going Stoveless: No Cook Food Spreadsheet
The Big Three: Sleeping System, Pack, and Shelter Under 5 Pounds!
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