The Treehugging Outdoorsman


John Muir Trail

john muir trailJohn Muir Trail is a 211 miles long distance trail that begins in Yosemite Valley, follows the Sierra Nevada south spine and ends in the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest continental peak in the continental US. It was named after the naturalist John Muir who helped preserve the wilderness of United States by writing letters, essays and books about his various adventures specifically in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The trail was created with a $10,000 grant in 1915, a year after Muir’s death.

This trail attracts a large number of hikers around the world because of the spectacular hiking scenery. Best season to go hiking is from July to September because there is less likelihood of snow in the trail except of course on the higher passes. Be sure to pack right. Camping and water is readily available although some restrictions may still apply. There are no services found in the trail but Toulumne Meadows, Red’s Meadows, Vermillion Valley Resort and Muir Trail Ranch are nearby resupply options in case of emergency.

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