Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail Guide Book

by Kathleen Dodge (Menasha Ridge Press)
Day and Section Hikes John Muir Trail  by Kathleen Dodge

144pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0897329635

Declared one of the top five hiking trails on the planet by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, the John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mt. Whitney. The only way to experience this world-class trail is by foot, and Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail is here to guide you the entire way, whether you’re out for one of the day hikes, out for a few days on a section hike, or tackling the entire trail.

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Trails from the "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 14 of 14.
... Preview: The Upper and Lower Cathedral Lakes are two alpine jewels glistening amidst the grandeur of their namesake mountain range. A 1,000-foot climb from Tuolumne Meadows, the gorgeous sister lakes sit regal ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The Devils Postpile is one of the most impressive examples of columnar basalt in the world. In layman’s terms, this unique geologic formation is created by volcanic lava flow that cooled, shrunk, and ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Arguably one of the most beautiful and challenging stretches along both the John Muir and Pacific Crest trails, this section traverses the renowned Evolution Valley, a remote high-altitude wonderland ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 45
... Preview: For many, Half Dome defines the Yosemite landscape; this stunning granite monolith appears in more scrapbooks worldwide than virtually any other peak. Reigning supremely over the valley floor at 8,842 ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.5
... Preview: This out-and-back is an easy Sunday stroll and a perfect spot for beginning hikers, families, or anyone desiring a lazy amble in an amazingly beautiful setting. If we had to introduce skeptical friend ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 11
... Preview: Anna Mills, the first woman to climb Mount Whitney in 1878, wrote of her journey, “I can candidly say that I have never seen, nor do I expect to see, a picture so varied, so sublime, so awe-inspiring, ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Lone Pine, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The final section of the John Muir Trail is not for the weak of heart, literally or figuratively. With two significant mountain passes to climb, and the conquering of the contiguous United State’s hig ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Lone Pine, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 51
... Preview: This section of the John Muir Trail travels from the relative creature comforts of one backcountry refuge to another. You’d be wise to enjoy this pampering as the trail becomes increasingly more remot ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 31
... Preview: Much of this section of the John Muir Trail mirrors the venerable Rae Lakes Loop, one of Kings Canyon’s most celebrated hikes. Its popularity is not surprising given that it squeezes nearly every alpi ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Lone Pine, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: This east-to-west section of the John Muir Trail is laden with high-altitude passes for hungry peak-baggers. With alpine lakes, craggy peaks, and flower-strewn meadows rewarding considerable effort, t ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 58
... Preview: Many thru-hikers begin the John Muir Trail in Tuolumne Meadows, since it’s easier to get permits here than from the Happy Isles trailhead. Others start here to avoid the big climb out of Yosemite Vall ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Yosemite Village, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 37
... Preview: This is a short route by John Muir Trail standards but a great stretch of the trail for hikers who want to be in more remote backcountry than a shorter trip normally affords. The short mileage allows ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Mammoth Lakes, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: A Yosemite classic, this one has it all: rushing waterfalls, verdant canyons, slabs of imposing granite, shady conifers, and inspiring views of the valley below. Nevada Falls drops 594 feet, making it ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Yosemite Village, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: The difficult first section of the John Muir Trail (JMT) climbs close to 6,000 feet over 28 miles as you make your way from the valley floor to Tuolumne Meadows. However this leg is also full of all t ... From the guidebook "Day & Section Hikes: John Muir Trail"
Yosemite Village, CA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 28
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