John Muir Trail 2016
The 211-mile John Muir Trail in California was our first thru hike. It was a great first thru hike and the scenery is beyond gorgeous. It left us with an everlasting addiction to the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Here is the story of our first thru hike documented through daily blogs.
- Count Down to the John Muir Trail
- What the “Hike”?
- Aliens, A Brothel and Mysterious Military Operations; It’s All Part of the Journey
- The “Neet Beat” and Daily Musings on the John Muir Trail
- Day 2: In the Shadow of a Cathedral
- Day 3: If You Are From Colorado, Why Are You Here??
- Day 4: “Gem Lakes” and Our First Big Passes
- Day 5: A Scamper Day Brought to You By Subaru
- Day 6: The Fish Are Calling and I Have No Pole!
- Day 7: Hike from Emily Lake Into Reds Meadow
- Day 8: It’s A Small World After all
- Day 9: Leaving Reds, Fancy Breads, Flowers with Spots of Red, and Altered Rock Beds
- Day 10: If I Can Do This Anyone Can
- Day 11: Iva Bell Hot Springs
- Day 12: Powering Through
- Day 13: A “Ferry” Tale
- Day 14: In the Land of Big Trees
- Day 15: Coyote Carnage and Feeling Small in a Big World
- Day 16: Powering Up
- Day 17: Clues from Our Ancestors
- Day 18: You Look Like You’ve Been Put Through the Wringer
- Day 19: Carbo-loaded for the Second Half
- Day 20: The Range of Light
- Day 21: Are You a Tree Dweller or a Bush Dweller?
- Day 22: The Mountain Gently Cups the Moon
- Day 23: The Pass of Glen and Meeting Good Friends
- Day 24: Hiking in the Rare Foxtail Pine Forests
- Day 25: Helping the Sierra Nevada Bighorns
- Day 26: How Glorious a Greeting the Sun Gives the Mountains
- Day 27: A Race to the Top of Forester Pass
- Day 28: Near the Heart of the World
- Days 29-31: The Day After, A Bonus Day, and Belonging
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