John Muir Trail: The essential guide to hiking America's most famous trail
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John Muir Trail: The essential guide to hiking America's most famous trail

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Running from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada, the 212 mile John Muir Trail passes through some of the most dramatic mountain terrain in the United States. Each year, thousands of backpackers traverse some or all of the trail, relying on Wilderness Press's John Muir Trail. The completely updated edition of this Sierra classic includes significant infor...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 16th 2007 by Wilderness Press (first published June 15th 2007)
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Gary
Jan 19, 2012 Gary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fellow JMT hikers
Recommended to Gary by: Andrea
I have hiked most of the JMT in segments over a period of 45 years and am planning on hiking the entire length this coming summer. Wenk's description of the trail tracks pretty closely with my memories and it refreshes them greatly. While I am not as much into the biology and geology as she is, her descriptions will improve my experience. But the book is more than that. It lists camping places, distances, side trips and places to leave the trail--all valuable for those which are out.

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anne
This is the best JMT book I've found... it even includes replications of the Harrison maps a lot of hikers use, and extensive trail descriptions from North to South and vice versa. Multiple indexes list all campsites and "bail-out" points along the trail. Worth the weight penalty to carry it on the trail? I'll let you know when I get back.
John Lowe
This book is loaded with facts, observations on this wonderful trail. The author provides elevation profiles, location of campsites and so much more. On a recent section hike, I cut out the pages I needed and it became a valuable on-trail tool. Higly recommended
Erica
By far, the best JMT guide out there. The campsite appendix, and the side trips are well worth it alone! If you're thru-hiking the trail you might consider bringing along a kindle and the kindle version of this book - as it weighs less than the printed book!
T.M. Mullin
I think it is a good planning resource. I'll know how good after the hike.
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great book for planning my upcoming trip on the JMT.
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