John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail
Author: Elizabeth Wenk,Morey Kathy
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2010-11
Genre: Backpacking
ISBN: 9781459608085

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The new edition of this Sierra classic has been completely updated, and meticulously describes the entire trail. The book includes GPS coordinates for every junction, has separate descriptions for northbound and southbound hikers, and shows elevations and distance.

Almost Somewhere

Almost Somewhere
Author: Suzanne Roberts
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780803243996

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Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts’s account of that hike. John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a “vast range of light,” and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes. Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.

The John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail
Author: Alan Castle
Publsiher: Cicerone Press Limited
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-03-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781783621385

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The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world's most spectacular treks and is North America's best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496ft), the highest peak in the US outside Alaska. The route is described in 21 day stages. All you need to know to plan and prepare for your trip is contained within this guide, from obtaining trekking permits to buying trek food and forwarding food caches along the trail. Abundant advice is given on such topics as dealing with inquisitive bears, coping with altitude, negotiating river crossings, as well as tips on booking transport to and from the trailheads and on what equipment to take. In addition, there is a detailed description of the flora and fauna of this remarkable region. The walking trail, which is named after the great 19th-century Scottish naturalist, conservationist and writer John Muir, is entirely through the unspoilt wilderness of the American West and passes through three national parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

John Muir Trail Data Book

John Muir Trail Data Book
Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publsiher: Wilderness Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2014-08-05
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780899977713

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A derivative of the comprehensive John Muir Trail by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk, this data book is perfect for the weight-conscious hiker. A brief introductory section provides planning data, including information on permits, trailhead transport, and food resupplies. This is followed by on-the-trail information, including custom-made topo maps, elevation profiles, data tables, and labeled panoramas from prominent passes. There are tables for trail junctions, nearly 300 campsites, ranger stations, food-storage lockers, and lateral trails accessing the JMT. For detailed information on planning for your trip, considerations for hiking in the Sierra Nevada, or a trail description, those are only available in the comprehensive John Muir Trail book.

Trudge

Trudge
Author: Lori K Oliver-Tierney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2018-01-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1947392247

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Lori Oliver-Tierney is every woman with a dream, but she has lost herself. In an effort to reconnect with the adventurous girl she once was, she decides to hike the John Muir Trail. Will inner strength be enough? Given her grim circumstances, she chooses to believe her husband's words: even ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

The Getaway Guide to the John Muir Trail

The Getaway Guide to the John Muir Trail
Author: Guy Saperstein
Publsiher: RDR Books
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2005
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 1571430989

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Written with panache and humor, Saperstein inspires hikers of all ages to tackle the grand and glorious route pioneered by the Sierra Club founder. The book offers practical advice for neophytes and experienced hikers alike, as well as first-class reading for armchair adventurers. This book is the first in a series of guides to great American trails.

Walk the Sky

Walk the Sky
Author: Mark Schlenz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-05
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0692088229

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Photographic Essay of the John Muir Trail in California's Sierra Nevada Range; history of the trail's construction.

Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada
Author: Ansel Adams
Publsiher: Ansel Adams
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2006-10-25
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 082125717X

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Originally published in 1936 and limited to only 500 copies, this is a stunningly beautiful collection of Ansel Adams' photographs of the Sierra made early in his legendary career.

Wilderness Essays

Wilderness Essays
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Gibbs Smith
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-28
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781423620082

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Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra. This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists—writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.

Day and Section Hikes John Muir Trail

Day and Section Hikes  John Muir Trail
Author: Kathleen Dodge Doherty
Publsiher: Menasha Ridge Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-04-27
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780897329637

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The John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, crossing through Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, the Inyo National Forest, and the Devils Postpile National Monument. This guide has descriptions for six day hikes, five overnight hikes, and the entire trail in six sections, and includes transit and lodging information, altitude profiles, a GPS-based trail map, and ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, accessibility for children, and solitude.

Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail

Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail
Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publsiher: Wilderness Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-03-10
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780899977386

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This new book by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk includes photos and descriptions of approximately 300 species of wildflowers and flowering shrubs in the High Sierra. Focused on areas above 8,000 feet in elevation from Yosemite south through the Whitney Region, by restricting the collection of species to higher elevations, the book can include all commonly seen species and nearly half of all higher elevation species in a compact guide. Make plant identification more approachable to hikers, this book differentiates between species using features easily identifiable to a non-botanist. Descriptions include the species’ common and scientific names, family name, growth form, flowering time, elevation range, region, specific locations on popular trails, and how to identify the plant using color, petal number, leaf shape, height, and more.

The John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail
Author: Don Lowe,Roberta Lowe
Publsiher: Caxton Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2001
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 0870044133

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Nowhere does magnificent scenery, a vast network of interconnecting trails and beneficent weather come together so gloriously as in the High Sierra of California. This guide includes detailed maps showing trails, campsites and contours, with descriptive text and many photos.

The Sierra High Route

The Sierra High Route
Author: Steve Roper
Publsiher: The Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1997
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 0898865069

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No ordinary guidebook, Sierra High Route leads you from point to point through a spectacular 195-mile timberline route in California's High Sierra. The route follows a general direction but no particular trail, thus causing little or no impact and allowing hikers to experience the beautiful sub-alpine region of the High Sierra in a unique way.

Weathered

Weathered
Author: Christy Teglo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-08-31
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 173759000X

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"Why are you hiking the John Muir Trail solo?""You've never backpacked before, how are you going to hike the entire John Muir Trail?"These were the two most common questions that Christy was asked by her coworkers in Corporate America. They were legitimate questions. Christy couldn't put into words the reason she needed to hike more than 220 miles in the California High Sierra Mountains, but her gut told her that she needed to. After spending six months preparing by hiking, reading books, and watching documentaries, Christy began hiking the world-famous trail on August 31, 2016, southbound. Throughout her journey, Christy encountered dry creek beds, making a wrong turn, a hail storm, freezing temperatures, trail friends, incredible views, and experiences that would change her life. Hiking over ten mountain passes gave Christy a lot of time to think about her nine-year marriage that was falling apart, gave her time to make new friends, and gave her the strength she needed off the trail. This is one woman's account of the three weeks she spent on the iconic trail.

Four Boots One Journey

Four Boots One Journey
Author: Jeff Alt
Publsiher: Beaufort Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-07-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780825306693

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Newlyweds Jeff and Beth Alt could not be more different. Jeff, an avid hiker, prefers long, exhausting thru-hikes and sleeping under a canopy of stars. Beth, on the other hand, prefers hotels, hot showers, and ending the day in a warm, clean bed. But when Beth's brother dies tragically by suicide, Jeff convinces Beth to join him on a 218-mile hike along the John Muir Trail to honor her brother's memory and spread awareness about depression. Their journey is never short of surprises, and they encounter everything from menacing bears, lightning bolts, and mountain lions to food shortages and altitude sickness. But as they pass through three national parks—Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Park—including the highest mountain in the contiguous United States, Mt. Whitney, Beth discovers the joys, trials, and extraordinary beauty of exploring nature with just a backpack to your name. A Hike for Mike, Four Boots One Journey is a heartwarming, humorous tale of one couple's adventurous journey to healing, rediscovering nature, and falling more in love with each other every step of the way.