Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail

This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously.

Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail

Author: Inga Aksamit

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ISBN: 9780997061802

Page: 260

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This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously. Written in journal style, the author's description of the majestic scenery, comradery of trail friends and challenges of the terrain are engaging and informative.

Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail

The flowers are tiny, no more than 4 mm in diameter, making them slightly
smaller than those of the low cryptantha. ... The only sure way to confirm your
identification is to look at the seed: The seed of the low cryptantha is wrinkled
throughout.

Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899977383

Page: 224

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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.

Discovering the John Muir Trail

An Inspirational Guide to America's Most Beautiful Hike Damon Corso. visit the
Sierra and the JMT. The high passes become free of snow, temperatures range
from the mid-70s to low 40s Fahrenheit, and afternoon showers cool the day
down ...

Discovering the John Muir Trail

Author: Damon Corso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493031252

Page: 256

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From beginners to thru-hikers, Discovering the John Muir Trail has something for anyone that wants a connection with what Backpacker Magazine has called “The best hike in the world.” Taking on the JMT is a pilgrimage because of both its beauty and accessibility. Let Damon Corso guide you across the best trails that the John Muir Trail has to offer. Complete with full-color photography of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from acclaimed photographs like Galen Rowell and Jimmy Chin, you’ll also have hikes suited to every ability, mile-by-mile directional cues, sidebars, and maps.

The John Muir Trail

JMT from Yosemite or Tuolumne Meadows to Reds Meadow, including Lyell
Valley and the Devil's Postpile. ... (at least in the high 20s Celcius and probably
well into the 30s), with some low temperatures at night (often at or below freezing
), ...

The John Muir Trail

Author: Alan Castle

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783621389

Page: 224

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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.

Ansel Adams John Muir Dinkey Lakes and Monarch Wildernesses Proposed New Management Direction Amending the Land and Resource Management Plans for the Inyo National Forest N F Sierra National Forest N F and Sequoia National Forest N F

SAWMILL PASS ( JM ) The current level of use for Sawmill Pass trail is quite low
when compared to use levels on most of the other trailheads in the planning area
. ... reflects and preserves the current low use and low human disturbance level
and maintains high wilderness character . ... Users travel through the area in
route to Thousand Island Lake and the John Muir Trail ( JMT ) , both north and
south .

Ansel Adams  John Muir  Dinkey Lakes and Monarch Wildernesses  Proposed New Management Direction  Amending the Land and Resource Management Plans for the Inyo National Forest  N F    Sierra National Forest  N F   and Sequoia National Forest  N F

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Pathway in the Sky

DONOHUE PASS TO SILVER PASS Snow , Silver Pass Ε . Α . ΝΟΣ - SILVER
PASS TO MUIR ... and well experienced in the craft of camping on snow ,
Bartholomew was surprised by the relatively mild winter at the high altitude of the
John Muir Trail . ... He took high and low temperatures at 17 locations which
averaged 35 .

Pathway in the Sky

Author: Hal Roth

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Page: 231

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Illustrated account of events leading to construction of the 212-mile trail, and natural history of the area from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney.

Thru Hiker s Guide to America

In fact , the average low and high temperatures for each month vary the most of
any trail in this guide , even surpassing the ... Like the higher John Muir Trail to
the west , you can expect the sun to be shining on you for most of your trek .
Nearby ...

Thru Hiker s Guide to America

Author: Eric Schlimmer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071433648

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The Hungry Spork

Going on a thru-hike? The daunting task of preparing meals for a long-distance trek just got easier. Here is a comprehensive guide to planning fast, wholesome, high energy meals with minimal additives and preservatives.

The Hungry Spork

Author: Inga Aksamit

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ISBN: 9780997061826

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Going on a thru-hike? The daunting task of preparing meals for a long-distance trek just got easier. Here is a comprehensive guide to planning fast, wholesome, high energy meals with minimal additives and preservatives. The prep work is done at home so these delicious meals can be brought to life on the trail with nothing more than a warm water soak.More than a dozen recipes made from freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients have been trail tested and reviewed by long-distance hikers. Those with dietary preferences and restrictions, including vegetarians and gluten-free adherents, will find that they can easily modify ingredients to fit their needs. Tips for boosting calories and protein are provided, as well as insights about nutrition, equipment, resupply, and food safety. Color interior.

The Illuminated Landscape

High Elevation Forest Zones along the John Muir Trail Our treks along the John
Muir Trail are subdivided ( in our minds ) in many ways— “ sections between
resupplys , ” “ watersheds of Sierran rivers , ” “ high country and low valleys ...

The Illuminated Landscape

Author: Gary Noy

Publisher: Heyday Books

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Page: 447

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An anthology of essays, poetry and stories on the Sierra Nevada experience features pieces by famous and local authors and includes coverage of topics ranging from a Native American creation myth and mining camp life to the journey of a deer through Beetle Rock and the ecological impact of a simple camping trip.

Overland Monthly and The Out West Magazine

Thus, when finished—after many years perhaps, the John Muir Trail will consist
of two independent paths from Yosemite to Sequoia, one low and one high, and it
will be possible to make the entire trip without retracing one's steps. The streams
 ...

Overland Monthly and The Out West Magazine

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Runner s World

Running 220 Miles of Bad Road B eginning just south of Mount Whitney , the
highest peak in the continental United States , the John Muir Trail extends 220
miles through the Sierra Nevada wilderness to Yosemite Valley . This scenic trail
 ...

Runner s World

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Just Over the Next Ridge

What you need to do is get down to the low bridge , just downstream from the
high one . You do that from the east ... To go down the other side , you walk
across the river on the low bridge and turn right on the John Muir Trail . Howard
Duncan ...

Just Over the Next Ridge

Author: Carson Brewer

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ISBN: 9780961565626

Page: 149

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The Life and Adventures of John Muir

He solved the problem of distraction in the ecologist ' s way — by relating
phenomena to one another . ... Muir theorized that the seed of the high -
mountain species had been brought down by the several streams that plunged
into the valley to join the growing river . ... According to Matthes these rocks were
once the crust of a low - lying , worndown range and have been raised by the
upwelling , molten ...

The Life and Adventures of John Muir

Author: James Mitchell Clarke

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Page: 324

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Hiking Camping and Mountaineering

The John Muir Trail : This trailway traverses the Sierra range in California and
was named for John Muir ( 1838-1914 ) , famous ... The chief mode of travel
through the High Sierra is afoot or on horseback with rucksack or pack - train .
The trail generally runs at elevations from 6,000 to 10,000 feet . People living in
low altitudes may find it necessary to rest a few days at the 5,000 or 6,000 feet
level , before ...

Hiking  Camping and Mountaineering

Author: Roland C. Geist

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Page: 304

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The Pacific Crest Trail California

A low minimum temperature , like a high maximum one , can determine where a
plant species lives , since freezing ... of the higher peaks in the San Jacinto , San
Bernardino , and San Gabriel mountains and along much of the John Muir Trail .

The Pacific Crest Trail  California

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The Climber s Guide to the High Sierra

The third pitch , a low - angle slab , brings one to a single crack system which
leads upward for hundreds of feet . ... South of the John Muir Trail Discovery
Pinnacle ( 13 , 760 + ) This insignificant peaklet lies just south of Trail Crest and
is class ...

The Climber s Guide to the High Sierra

Author: Steve Roper

Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children

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Page: 380

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Sierra Classics

100 Best Climbs in the High Sierra John Moynier, Claude Fiddler. Mt. Goddard
Area The Mt. Goddard ... jagged peak directly to the south . To reach Mt. Goddard
, continue on the Muir Trail over Muir Pass to Wanda Lake , then cross the low ...

Sierra Classics

Author: John Moynier

Publisher: Falcon Guides

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Page: 316

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Descriptions for more than 100 technical climbing routes on the best Sierra peaks. Most of these climbs have never before been described.