It’s been 5 years since I’ve put in for permits to go in August for the John Muir Trail. This summer I am embarking on one of the biggest challenges I have ever done in the outdoors; I will be hiking the trail. I’ve set up a John Muir Trail Page for those of you who would like to follow the whole process.
Start Date: August 8, 2018
Anticipated End Date: August 26, 2018
*Note the Pages below will be updated as the journey continues on and off the trail
|John Muir Trail Page||This will be the main page that will hold all the links below as they are updated.|
|Background||Interested in finding out a little more about the John Muir Trail read about it here.|
|Permits||A detailed description of how to get permits for the trail.|
|Gear List||An interesting perspective to what gear I have now, what gear I should drop and my final gear list.|
|Food||Food is an integral part of a thru-hike and planning it out is the best way to make sure you get enough calories per day. Find out how we are making it work|
|Resupplies||During the trek, you do not carry all of your food. You will have to make stops to resupply; find out where to stop and how I did it|
|Blog Entries||All blogs associated with the John Muir Trail will be housed here.|
|Day to Day Planning||There’s many ways you can set up your own plan when doing the JMT. Take the time to figure out what works best for you. I’m set on doing it within 19-21 days. Read more here to see what my day to day plan is.|
|Locate Us||Follow along while ach set up to show where we are at the moment. Follow along and find us on the trail.|
The John Muir Trail is a long-distance trail of 212 miles in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. The lowest point of the trail is in Happy Isles (4,000 feet), Yosemite Valley where we will begin our journey and the highest point and terminus is Mt. Whitney (14,505 feet), the highest point in the contiguous United States. This is the official route; we will be following this route over 19 days ascending just over 46,000 feet (that’s the same amount as summiting Mt. Whitney 5.6 times).
|Photo Teaser||What to Read|