John Muir Trail

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

I have a confession - I have been going on pathetically few hikes this summer! Combine too much work, sweltering Utah heat that I'm just not accustomed to (people hike...

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 Reinhold Metzger, who was the first one to start doing speed attempts on the JMT. He looked at me and told me something along the lines of me being...

Jul 18, 2016 : The Editors
9 Long Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

9 Long Trails That Belong on Your Bucket List

Good news: There are more trails in the world than we can ever hope to hike in our lifetime. Bad news: There are more trails in the world than we...

Jun 10, 2016 : The Editors
6 Reasons to Hike the John Muir Trail

6 Reasons to Hike the John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail extends 211 miles through the exquisite backcountry of the High Sierras.  This statement alone may be all the coaxing you need to make your way to...

Feb 12, 2016 : Kate Waite
Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

Three Gems in the Triple Crown of Hiking

The Triple Crown The oldest of them all, the green tunnel blazed by white, the Appalachian Trail.   The Pacific Crest trail, where the highest peaks of the Sierra ebb...

Jan 4, 2016 : Caet Cash
11 Reasons You May Want to Switch to Tarp Camping

11 Reasons You May Want to Switch to Tarp Camping

1) You get claustrophobic in a tent Cooped up in a nylon wrapper can be disorienting and uncomfortable. Tarps can be pitched with ceilings high enough to stand under and...

Aug 6, 2015 : Grayson Cobb
28 Days

28 Days

28 days until the trail. I am excited, worried, antsy, and any other descriptors you can think of. I have boxes stacked all over the house gear strewn here and...

Feb 17, 2013 : Adam Nutting