Sierras

Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

Prof on the PCT: Desert Part 2 and Prepping for the Sierra

I'm writing on day 52 (mile 745) from a motel in Lone Pine after a short night of hot sleep. We weren't planning on staying in town, but we got...

Jun 24, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Catch Ya Later, Sierras

Right before leaving the desert and entering the long-awaited Sierras, a trail angel named Coppertone told me, "don't be stupid, but don't be afraid to challenge yourself out there." This...

Jun 22, 2017 : Jackie Bannon
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
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