John Muir Trail
Lizzy Wenk's authoritative guide describes the 212-mile John Muir Trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. It provides all the necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations, food resupplies, trailhead amenities, and travel from nearby cities. Useful essentials are updated GPS coordinates and maps for prominent campsites (along with an updated list of sites along the trail), trail junctions, bear boxes, and other points of interest. The trail descriptions also include natural and human history to provide a workout for both body and mind — a must-have for any Muir Trail enthusiast.
Stretching 220 miles from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney and onward to Whitney Portal, California's famed John Muir Trail passes through some of the most dramatic scenery in the country--massive granite peaks, dizzying waterfalls, pristine alpine lakes, and vibrant meadows filled with Sierra wildflowers.
The all-new John Muir Trail contains information found nowhere else. It meticulously describes the entire passage, with detailed directions as well as UTM coordinates for important junctons, lateral trails, campsites, food-storage boxes, and points of interest. Each trail section also includes an elevation profile and a table listing elevation, distance from previous point, and total mileage. You'll find expert start-to-finish advice, whether you're hiking the whole route or just sections.
The book also features:
- Comprehensive advice on planning and preparing for the trip, including information about permits, gear and supplies, and bears and food-storage boxes
- Listings of mearby towns and resupply points
- side trips to 15 notable peaks
- 16 topographic maps incorporated into the book
- A table of campsites found along the John Muir Trail