Log in; Entries RSS; Comments RSS; WordPress.org; Day 13 – Palisades Lakes. It crosses scenic passes, rivers, lakes, meadows, and landmarks. The John Muir Trail offers an unforgettable hiking experience, and stretches some 214 miles through California’s Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks while passing through several wilderness areas along the way. Mammoth to Yosemite July 13-18, August 10-15 6 Days Booking before 12/31/20 $1095 Booking after 1/1/21 $1295 Description Itinerary Resources The John Muir Trail is one of the finest wilderness hikes to be found anywhere in the world and the trip of a lifetime. WHEN TO GO: Timing, Weather and Seasons. (Fantastic, thanks mom and dad). Our adventure began after months of planning. Shook family blog for hiking the JMT in 2009. For many, Mt. Usually, my style is ultra minimalist in hopes of setting a speed record, like hiking the 272-mile Long Trail in less than 5 days or the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail in less than 46 days. The ideal time to hike the John Muir trail is from June through September. John Muir Trail: Backpacking the JMT - Florenace Lake, John Muir Cabin, Goddard Canyon - See 22 traveler reviews, 55 candid photos, and great deals for California, at Tripadvisor. Wilderness permits in the Sierra Nevada are under a quota system that prevents crowding on the trail and protects the environment. John Muir Trail August 2013; Switzerland 2014; Randy & Eileen's Adventures Life is an adventure! John Muir Trail is a 211 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lone Pine, California that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Up top was beautiful – sunny and calm and 48ºF. Viewing 2 posts - … index. August 9-Fatigue sets in Miles Hiked: 11.8 Total: 54.59 Elevation Gain: 1756 ft "None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild." Did this in 2018, be careful of altitude, weather, snowpack, swollen rivers - be prepared and you will have an adventure you will never forget! Scott’s heading home tomorrow, so hopefully he’ll post his photos, too. Having got home the day before from from a two week Alaskan land and sea tour! John Muir Trail permits go quickly. I section hiked this, 50 miles as a teenager, 100 miles in 2010, and 120 miles in 2011. The John Muir Trail is beautiful in itself, but it’s also only a tiny slice of a vast wilderness that is equally beautiful and, in many cases, even more remote and peaceful. Park. This is part 7, the conclusion, of my JMT trip report series. trip report: John Muir Trail, July & August 2018 – part 7, final impressions & budget Skip to entry content. Now I have traversed most of the PCT and all the JMT, the John Muir Trail is 211 miles long and runs mostly in conjunction with the PCT from Yosemite Valley to Mt Whitney, in California. While JMT’ers starting at Happy Isle begin at 4,040 elevation and must ascend to 6,020 ft. in the first 2.8 miles, we enjoyed a gradual descent from 7,214 to 6,020 ft., where we joined the John Muir Trail at Mile 2.8 of the JMT, just 0.5 mi. Season A JMT thru-hike can be done from July through September. August 2015; July 2015; June 2015; Categories. We were really stoked – the route up Forester is just plain scary. Home About; Trip Summary – Wednesday August 5 24 08 2009. before reaching the top of Nevada Fall. You can navigate to the other parts in the index below. Now that the dust has settled a little, I thought I would put together daily summaries and inlcude some more pictures. Segment 3. Segment 5. Take advantage of the weather, … The John Muir Trail is a jewel in the High Sierras. But the best time for an ultralight thru-hike is mid-August to mid-September, when—usually—the mosquitoes have abated and rain is rare (allowing you to use a tarp instead of a tent), the high passes are snow-free, and mornings are cool. To solve this problem, National Geographic offers an excellent John Muir Trail Topographic Map Guide, which is a 48-page pamphlet style set of maps. John Muir Trail 2009. Home › Forums › Trails › John Muir Trail › JMT Weather in Late September This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated 4 years, 6 months ago by Jeff Hester . If you head out any earlier than June, the snow pack on the high passes can be slow going and even too treacherous to traverse. Go hike. August 2009 Segment hike: South Lake to Whitney Portal. This is going to be my third consecutive year on the JMT, but I guess that is fitting because it is one of my favorite places on Earth to be roaming around in. Whitney Miles Hiked: 12.07 Total: 217.33 Elevation Gain: 2842 ft “The mountains are calling and I must go...” ~John Muir. My partner and I have so far walked two sections of the John Muir Trail, 2018 from Mammoth Lake to Bishop and 2019 from Bishop to Mount Whitney. It is impossible to overstate the beauty of this trail. Reviewed August 19, 2019 . Whitney near the Whitney Portal trailhead on Inyo National Forest. John Muir Trail 2011 John and Christi's journal for their JMT thru-hike August 5-22, 2011. I would strongly recommend doing the John Muir Trail between late August and the first half of September, for nice weather and few mosquitoes. EVOLUTION VALLEY TRAIL RIDE John Muir Wilderness 10 Days August 29-September 7, 2021 $3000 Ride the John Muir-PCT on this ten-day loop going south to King's Canyon National Park, over Mono Pass, Selden Pass, Evolution Valley, Muir Pass to LeConte Canyon and out via Bishop Pass. Add to that a summer climate that almost guarantees good weather for an extended trip and you begin to understand John Muir's attachment to his "Range of Light." Segment 4. The youngest person to hike the whole trail was Sara Harris, age 6, and the oldest person to complete the trail was the author of this article, George Graybill, age 80. OUR NATIONAL PARKS - pub. trip report: John Muir Trail, August 2018 – part 6, Onion Valley Trailhead to Whitney Portal Skip to entry content. If you leave later in the fall, then you may get caught up in severe early season snow storms. 8/2/2015 LeConte Canyon to Palisades Lakes 12.5 with lots of up. For me, this must have been the most exhausting thing I have ever done, and in the first year I didn't cope particularly well with the height - constant dizziness and fatigue. Here are a few common times to do it. In this complete John Muir Trail gear list, I share every piece of gear I packed for my John Muir Trail hike, from the big items (tent, sleeping bag, bear canister, water filter, camera, etc) all the way down to the little things (watch, sunscreen, maps, and more). Plan ahead. July 31-August 8 9 Days Booking before 12/31/20 $1595 Booking after 1/1/21 $1895. Grading My John Muir Trail Thru-Hike Gear Choices: Water Purification November 19, 2013 at 3:32 am […] been grading the choices I made during my recent John Muir Trail thru-hike. Ask Carolyn W about John Muir Trail. John Muir Trail, California: See 22 reviews, articles, and 55 photos of John Muir Trail, ranked No.3,239 on Tripadvisor among 11,951 attractions in California. Segment 1. We were dropped off at the Amtrak station for an eleven hour trip to Yosemite Nat. Check out current radar for the Sierra Nevada. John Muir Trail August 2013. It’s very important to pack clothes and gear for all types of weather when hiking the John Muir Trail. We broke camp at 7:40 this morning and hiked a couple miles before stopping for breakfast on a sunny rock. Absolutely gorgeous hike, very tough as many passes to climb up and down. Home About; Trip Summary – Monday, August 3 18 08 2009. Because the John Muir Trail runs over 200 miles, you’re not going to be able to carry one standard backpacking map. I can't wait to be out there! Along portions of the trail under tree line some of the trees have higher markers either a metal sign or the old way of a chipped out bark bald spot. Date of experience: September 2018. Whitney is an emotional, spiritual, and personal final closing point of the three week long walking through the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the John Muir Trail (JMT). Our four day, 42 mile, wild weather on the JMT July 25-28, 2019 - We started from Red Cones in Mammoth and hiked to TM through two days of … John Muir Trail 2011 John and Christi's journal for their JMT thru-hike August 5-22, 2011 . The John Muir Trail begins in Yosemite National Park and travels 210 miles along the High Sierra mountain range through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, and King's Canyon National Park, culminating at the highest peak in continental United States - Mount Whitney. Because our distances weren't too long we were able to carry all our food without a resupply. The John Muir Trail coincides with the Pacific Crest Trail for 175 of it’s 211 mile length. When is the next time you’ll be here? John Muir Trail Journal First Previous Next Last. 8,070 – 10,700. Segment 6. Would be best enjoyed by taking time to stay in places and savor them. But if a resupply is needed then Muir Ranch … K atie and I thru hiked the John Muir Trail/Nüümü Poyo in August 2020. It offers view after incredible view and ends at the summit of the tallest mountain in the lower 48. His namesake trail, 212 poetic miles from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley, may well be the pre-eminent North American trek. On the trail just before 0800. Early August is the time to be there as snow melts off the high passes. Thus far I’ve scored a “D” for my sleeping bag, a “B” for my sleeping pad, an “A” for my stove, and a … Getting your John Muir Trail gear list dialed is one of the most exciting parts of preparing for your John Muir Trail thru-hike. Backpacking food; John Muir Trail ; Uncategorized; Meta. Thru-hikers do it in June, of course, but there’s a lot of snow then, so it’s slow and wet, or the snow can be frozen and treacherous. The John Muir Trail (JMT) covers 220 miles of the Sierras through Yosemite, Ansel Adams, John Muir, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Inyo wilderness. The John Muir Trail runs from the Happy Isles trailhead in Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. The John Muir Trial is an alpine trail through remote and rugged mountains. Hikers carry all their own food and camping gear, and sleep beside the trail wherever they find a good campsite. On the JMT you’ll be passing right by stunning, gorgeous backcountry locations that are literally impossible to day hike to. Guide to hiking the John Muir Trail in whole or in part, with trail log and photographs. LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN MUIR [John] As always, we awoke to a beautiful morning, but it was chilly. My partner and I have so far walked two sections of the John Muir Trail, 2018 from Mammoth Lake to Bishop and 2019 from Bishop to Mount Whitney. Unlike some long-distance trails in Europe and elsewhere, the JMT has no huts, shelters, or shops (with just a couple critical exceptions) along the way. High mountain weather can go from sunny and warm to raining in minutes, and some thru-hikers have encountered snow at the higher elevations. For me, this must have been the most exhausting thing I have ever done, and in the first year I didn't cope particularly well with the height - constant dizziness and fatigue. Shook family blog for hiking the JMT in 2009. This time, my pace was a little different: Katie and I hiked together instead of her being my crew chief. In 2007, I couldn’t resist adding on a few extra miles to my PCT hike in order to complete the JMT. At Trail Crest on Mount Whitney, on the John Muir Trail. ~John Muir. Segment 7 We have described the trail in segments which could easily be done in a few days to one week, depending on you! John Muir Trail 2009. We zoomed up Forester – got to the top around 9. 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