It all started with ice cream. After a backpacking sport group meeting one Thursday night, a friend and I were chatting about our future hiking endeavors. I mentioned the PCT at one point as something I would like to try after college. He introduced me to the John Muir Trail, which he thought would be an amazing “test run” if I was to attempt the trek from Mexico to Canada. What he did not tell me was the incredible and amazing chaos that would unfold from that point onward.
Overview: What is the John Muir Trail?
- Permits: Getting the Golden Ticket
- Checking Trail Conditions
- Mapping Your Hike
- Food Resupply
- Gearing Up
Trail Diaries: Our Snowy Adventure
- JMT early-season 2017: 4 part series written by Sam Chaneles for Andrew Skurka
- JMT Thru-Hike Report written for AORE by Sam Chaneles