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.
Author: Inga Aksamit
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.
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
Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
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.
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
Author: Damon Corso
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.
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
Author: Alan Castle
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
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.
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 .
Author: Hal Roth
Illustrated account of events leading to construction of the 212-mile trail, and natural history of the area from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney.
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.
Author: Inga Aksamit
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.
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 ...
Author: Gary Noy
Publisher: Heyday Books
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.
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 ...
Author: John Moynier
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Descriptions for more than 100 technical climbing routes on the best Sierra peaks. Most of these climbs have never before been described.