Planning: Turning Your Hike Into a Reality

The difficult task of turning a dream into a reality can be daunting for someone with aspirations of hiking the John Muir Trail. At first glance the idyllic scenery and glamorous landscapes draw interest from all viewers. Yet for the select few who wish to lay their feet on the trail’s path, significant preparation lies ahead.

I will divide this page into 4 main sections, in chronological order of when I faced them:

Permits: Getting the “Golden Ticket”

Checking Trail Conditions

Mapping Out Your Hike

The Logistics of Food Resupply