John Muir Trail

Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459608089
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The new edition of this Sierra classic has been completely updated, and meticulously describes the entire trail. The book includes GPS coordinates for every junction, has separate descriptions for northbound and southbound hikers, and shows elevations and distance.

Discovering the John Muir Trail

Author: Damon Corso
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493031252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From beginners to thru-hikers, Discovering the John Muir Trail has something for anyone that wants a connection with what Backpacker Magazine has called “The best hike in the world.” Taking on the JMT is a pilgrimage because of both its beauty and accessibility. Let Damon Corso guide you across the best trails that the John Muir Trail has to offer. Complete with full-color photography of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from acclaimed photographs like Galen Rowell and Jimmy Chin, you’ll also have hikes suited to every ability, mile-by-mile directional cues, sidebars, and maps.

Almost Somewhere

Author: Suzanne Roberts
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803243995
Format: PDF, Docs
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Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts’s account of that hike. John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a “vast range of light,” and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes. Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.

John Muir Trail Data Book

Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977715
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A derivative of the comprehensive John Muir Trail by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk, this data book is perfect for the weight-conscious hiker. A brief introductory section provides planning data, including information on permits, trailhead transport, and food resupplies. This is followed by on-the-trail information, including custom-made topo maps, elevation profiles, data tables, and labeled panoramas from prominent passes. There are tables for trail junctions, nearly 300 campsites, ranger stations, food-storage lockers, and lateral trails accessing the JMT. For detailed information on planning for your trip, considerations for hiking in the Sierra Nevada, or a trail description, those are only available in the comprehensive John Muir Trail book.

Guide to the John Muir Trail

Author: Thomas Winnett
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9780899972213
Format: PDF, Docs
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On the legendary John Muir Trail you pass through a land of 14,000-foot peaks, deep canyons, massive granite walls, and sparking lakes. Here's the best guide to this 211-mile hiking wonderland, written by two of WP's most venerable authors.

The John Muir Trail

Author: Alan Castle
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783621389
Format: PDF, ePub
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The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a world-famous trek and North America's best known walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through California's high Sierra Nevada mountains, from Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496ft), the highest peak in the US outside Alaska. All you need to know to plan and prepare for your trip is contained within this guide, from obtaining trekking permits to buying trek food and forwarding food caches along the trail. Abundant advice is given on such topics as dealing with inquisitive bears, coping with altitude, negotiating river crossings, as well as tips on booking transport to and from the trailheads and on what equipment to take. In addition there is a detailed description of the flora and fauna of this remarkable region. The walking trail, which is named after the great 19th-century Scottish naturalist, conservationist and writer John Muir, is entirely through the unspoilt wilderness of the American West and passes through three national parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

The John Muir Trail

Author: Don Lowe
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 9780870044137
Format: PDF, ePub
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Nowhere does magnificent scenery, a vast network of interconnecting trails and beneficent weather come together so gloriously as in the High Sierra of California. This guide includes detailed maps showing trails, campsites and contours, with descriptive text and many photos.

Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail

Author: Inga Aksamit
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997061802
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously. Written in journal style, the author's description of the majestic scenery, comradery of trail friends and challenges of the terrain are engaging and informative.

John Muir Trail Topographic Map Guide

Author: National Geographic Maps - Trails Illustrated
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566956895
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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•Waterproof •Tear-Resistant •Topographic Map Guide National Geographic's Map Guide of the John Muir Trail is an indispensable tool for navigating one of the most famous trails in the United States. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this product provides detailed topographic maps, interesting history, a waypoint table, information about resupply and bear safety, and key points of interest you will encounter along the trail. Formatted to meet your needs while navigating this breathtaking and remote trail, the maps within the guide are one-inch-equals-one-mile (1:63,360) making it easy to calculate distances. Each map page has a trail profile that shows the elevation changes you will encounter. Also, the John Muir Trail is highlighted and centered on each page so you can easily track your progress. The maps start at the northern terminus in Yosemite Valley and progress along the ridge of the Sierra Nevada, past Devils Postpile, and end at the highest point in the lower 48 on the top of Mount Whitney. Along the way you will pass through; Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Devils Postpile National Monument, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, and finally, Sequoia National Park and Mount Whitney. All proceeds from the purchase of National Geographic maps help support the Society's vital exploration, conservation, scientific research, and education programs. Download the GPX file of landmarks along the John Muir Trail. These landmarks match the "Landmarks and Waypoints" page in the John Muir Trail Topographic Map Guide.JohnMuirTrail.gpx

50 Best Short Hikes Yosemite National Park and Vicinity

Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976328
Format: PDF, Kindle
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50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity leads hikers of all skill levels to some of the most stunning landscapes Yosemite has to offer including: bubbling alpine creeks, smooth glaciated slabs, giant sequoias, deep dark blue lakes, and rock as far as the eye can see. In addition to in-depth hike descriptions, the author has also included information about the parks natural history, complex landscape, and its human history. Additional information includes tips on keeping yourself and your family safe, the park's natural predators, and helpful weather information.