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Elizabeth Wenk and Kathy Morey
298 pages (June 2007); 17.1MB downloadWilderness Press
; ISBN: 978-0899974361
Running from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 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 new edition of this Sierra classic has been completely updated and revamped, and includes significant information found nowhere else. The new John Muir Trail meticulously describes the entire trail and is written for today's hikers, many of whom rely on GPS units. The book includes GPS coordinates for every junction, but also for every established campsite, bear box, and mountain pass that the trail crosses. The guide has separate descriptions for northbound and southbound hikers; for each direction a junction chart shows elevations, distance from previous point and total mileage. Incorporates Tom Harrison's 13 section maps of the trail that JMT hikers have relied on for years.
About the Authors
From childhood, Lizzy Wenk has hiked and climbed in the Sierra Nevada with her family. After she started college, she found excuses to spend every summer in the Sierra, with its beguiling landscape, abundant flowers, and near-perfect weather. During those summers, she worked as a research assistant for others and completed her own Ph.D. thesis research on the effects of rock type on alpine plant distribution and physiology. But much of the time, she hikes simply for leisure. Wanting to explore every bit of the Sierra, she has hiked thousands of on- and off-trail miles and climbed nearly 500 peaks in the mountain range.
Kathy Morey has authored or coauthored eight other Wilderness Press titles, including Hot Showers, Soft Beds, & Dayhikes in the Sierra, Sierra North, Sierra South, and Hawaii Trails.