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The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a world-famous trek and North America's best known walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through California's high Sierra Nevada mountains, from Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496ft), the highest peak in the US outside Alaska. All you need to know to plan and prepare for your trip is contained within this guide, from obtaining trekking permits to buying trek food and forwarding food caches along the trail. Abundant advice is given on such topics as dealing with inquisitive bears, coping with altitude, negotiating river crossings, as well as tips on booking transport to and from the trailheads and on what equipment to take. In addition there is a detailed description of the flora and fauna of this remarkable region. The walking trail, which is named after the great 19th-century Scottish naturalist, conservationist and writer John Muir, is entirely through the unspoilt wilderness of the American West and passes through three national parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.
The Sierra Nevada is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in The world - and the John Muir Trail winds through the very best of it. This book is the story of a hike of the JMT, but it is mostly a guide for preparing and planning to do such a trip - in whole, or in sections The JMT is a trail that is not interrupted by a single road for over 200 miles
**Please note we have a few edits and updates for THE HIGH SIERRA: Peaks, Passes, Trails, 3rd Ed. Please download the edits HERE so your copy reflects the appropriate changes and additions. Thank you.** "The Sierra climbing bible" - The Los Angeles Times "The best field guide to the region." - Men's Journal "The guide to the Sierra Nevada high country." - Climbing magazine * More than 100 new routes, route variations, and winter ascents in this edition compared to the previous * User friendly organization * Author has made more than 350 ascents in the Sierra High Sierra is the most popular guidebook to this magnificent mountain range, and has long been the definitive source of climbing and hiking information for this wonderland. This comprehensive and exhaustive guidebook includes route descriptions, historical information, and GPS-enabled driving directions. This edition rearranged the information to keep roads and trails, and passes and peaks together, making the book easier to use.

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