John Muir Trail

I normally don't create website but I realized that during my backpacking training for JMT, most of the people that I met on the trail did not know much about John Muir Trail or the "man" himself. Usually after the trip like this, I usually posted a few pictures here and there to share with friends and move on to my next item of the bucket list. I gained so much experience from this trip that I can share my own lesson so that you can have a wonderful epic thru-hike and most importantly spend more time outdoor!

First - the "man": John Muir devoted much of his life to preserving the American wilderness and was a noted naturalist, explorer, mountaineer, author, ecologist and conservationist. Born in Scotland in 1838, his family immigrated to Wisconsin when he was eleven. At the age of 30, after traveling to California, he entered Yosemite for the first time, a place that would become his home both physically and spiritually in the years that followed. During his later life, he published 300 articles and ten major books, and his activism helped preserve Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks, along with other wilderness areas. He also co-founded the Sierra Club in 1892, and served as its president until his death in 1914. John Muir was arguably this nation's most influential and famous conservationist, teaching us even today the importance of experiencing and protecting our natural environment.

The trai: In 1915, construction began on the famous trail that now bears his name. This trail was first envisioned by Theodore Solomons in 1884, and was completed in 1938, thanks to the efforts of several noted geologists, scientists, explorers, and topographers. Today the John Muir Trail is hiked by thousands of people each year and offers some of the most scenic vistas in the High Sierra.

" The mountains are calling and I must go" John Muir