John Muir Trail

A Complete Guide to Resupply on the John Muir Trail

A Complete Guide to Resupply on the John Muir Trail

Editor’s Note: In light of the COVID crisis, The Trek is committed to following all CDC and trail organization recommendations. As trails open up and longer hikes become possible, it’s...

May 28, 2020 : Inga Aksamit
JMT COVID-19 Updates: * Updated May 30, 2020 *

JMT COVID-19 Updates: * Updated May 30, 2020 *

  While hiking this past weekend, I met a man who gave up his PCT thru-hiking permit last month, further driving the point that many hikers' dreams have been shattered...

May 12, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

COVID-19 Contingency Plan: Four Other Hikes to Consider

Seeing thru-hikers cancel or postpone their hikes due to COVID-19 is heartbreaking. Considering my thru-hike of the JMT begins on July 16, I wouldn't be surprised if it's canceled. In...

Mar 30, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
Why I’m Backpacking the John Muir Trail: 5 Antidotes to Quitting

Why I’m Backpacking the John Muir Trail: 5 Antidotes to Quitting

Why do you do the things you do? What motivates you? What do you value? I---like most people---have floated randomly through life for many years without asking these simple questions....

Mar 14, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
JMT Training: 4 Ways I Won’t Let an Injury Ruin My Thru Hike

JMT Training: 4 Ways I Won’t Let an Injury Ruin My Thru Hike

Injury prevention is short term work for long term rewards. Learn ways I'm armoring my body to avoid becoming an injury statistic.

Feb 1, 2020 : Chad Lubinski
Why I am Hiking the John Muir Trail

Why I am Hiking the John Muir Trail

It's been awhile Trekkers, since I've graced the pages of the this dear website. You may remember me from last year, as I walked from Mexico to Canada on the...

Jun 2, 2017 : Katie Brown
2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

2017 Adventure: Mini Triple Crown

After completing the Appalachian Trail in September of 2016, I almost immediately started looking for my next adventure - despite having sworn during several moments of my AT thru to...

Mar 29, 2017 : Nichole Young
Snagging a JMT Permit: A Case Study

Snagging a JMT Permit: A Case Study

My phone alarm rings at 4:03 am and I shut it off quickly, not wanting to wake my friend and her roommates next to me in the frigid, non-insulated cabin...

Jul 29, 2016 : Sprout
Trail Advice For A Newbie On The JMT

Trail Advice For A Newbie On The JMT

However, I have been able to get a little mountain fix by giving some trail advice to a friend who is just departing on the John Muir Trail (JMT). I...

Jul 25, 2016 : Jean Taggart
Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

The John Muir Trail is 210.4 miles long.  Two years ago, Andrew Bentz set the trail's unsupported FKT (fastest known time) at 3 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes, and 40...

Jul 18, 2016 : The Editors