This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously.
Author: Inga Aksamit
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously. Written in journal style, the author's description of the majestic scenery, comradery of trail friends and challenges of the terrain are engaging and informative.
Opportunities for solitude would continue to be high off trail and would possibly
stay moderate to low on the trail with this ... through adjacent units , entering the High trail and exiting via the John Muir trail that accesses the Shadow Ediza unit .
The flowers are tiny, no more than 4 mm in diameter, making them slightly
smaller than those of the low cryptantha. ... The only sure way to confirm your
identification is to look at the seed: The seed of the low cryptantha is wrinkled
Author: Elizabeth Wenk
Publisher: Wilderness Press
This new book by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk includes photos and descriptions of approximately 300 species of wildflowers and flowering shrubs in the High Sierra. Focused on areas above 8,000 feet in elevation from Yosemite south through the Whitney Region, by restricting the collection of species to higher elevations, the book can include all commonly seen species and nearly half of all higher elevation species in a compact guide. Make plant identification more approachable to hikers, this book differentiates between species using features easily identifiable to a non-botanist. Descriptions include the species’ common and scientific names, family name, growth form, flowering time, elevation range, region, specific locations on popular trails, and how to identify the plant using color, petal number, leaf shape, height, and more.
JMT from Yosemite or Tuolumne Meadows to Reds Meadow, including Lyell
Valley and the Devil's Postpile. ... (at least in the high 20s Celcius and probably
well into the 30s), with some low temperatures at night (often at or below freezing
Author: Alan Castle
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world's most spectacular treks and is North America's best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496ft), the highest peak in the US outside Alaska. The route is described in 21 day stages. 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.
DONOHUE PASS TO SILVER PASS Snow , Silver Pass Ε . Α . ΝΟΣ - SILVER
PASS TO MUIR ... and well experienced in the craft of camping on snow ,
Bartholomew was surprised by the relatively mild winter at the high altitude of the John Muir Trail . ... He took high and low temperatures at 17 locations which
averaged 35 .
Author: Hal Roth
Category: John Muir Trail (Calif.)
Illustrated account of events leading to construction of the 212-mile trail, and natural history of the area from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney.
The Pioneer of the John Muir Trail Shirley Sargent. A fraternity of titans Courtesy ,
The Bancroft Library Theodore ... Its need , and that of many other trails , high and low , was obvious . First ascents were popular , but so were explorations and ...
High Elevation Forest Zones along the John Muir Trail Our treks along the John Muir Trail are subdivided ( in our minds ) in many ways— “ sections between
resupplys , ” “ watersheds of Sierran rivers , ” “ high country and low valleys ...
Author: Gary Noy
Publisher: Heyday Books
An anthology of essays, poetry and stories on the Sierra Nevada experience features pieces by famous and local authors and includes coverage of topics ranging from a Native American creation myth and mining camp life to the journey of a deer through Beetle Rock and the ecological impact of a simple camping trip.
DAY HIKE : CATHEDRAL LAKES One - way length : 3.5 miles Low and high
elevations : 8,500 to 9,600 feet Difficulty ... The first part of the hike follows the John Muir Trail up the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River through Lyell Canyon ,
"Going on a thru-hike? The daunting task of preparing meals for a long-distance trek just got easier. Here is a comprehensive guide to planning fast, wholesome, high energy meals with minimal additives and preservatives.
Author: Inga Aksamit
"Going on a thru-hike? The daunting task of preparing meals for a long-distance trek just got easier. Here is a comprehensive guide to planning fast, wholesome, high energy meals with minimal additives and preservatives. Tips for boosting calories and protein are provided, as well as insights about nutrition, equipment, resupply, and food safety. More than a dozen tasty recipes made from freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients have been trail tested and reviewed by long-distance hikers. The prep work is done at home so these delicious meals can be brought to life on the trail with nothing more than a warm water soak." -- Back cover.
A short distance beyond we cross a very low divide and meet the Glen Aulin—
Tuolumne Canyon Trail (21) (8,000—0.6). ... granite slope, strikes a ledge,
causing the water to rise high into the air in an 18 GUIDE TO THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL.
Thus, when finished—after many years perhaps, the John Muir Trail will consist
of two independent paths from Yosemite to Sequoia, one low and one high, and it
will be possible to make the entire trip without retracing one's steps. The streams
Running 220 Miles of Bad Road B eginning just south of Mount Whitney , the highest peak in the continental United States , the John Muir Trail extends 220
miles through the Sierra Nevada wilderness to Yosemite Valley . This scenic trail
It also marks the northern terminal of the famous John Muir Trail that runs down
the crest of the Sierra to Mount Whitney and Sequoia National Park . The
Tuolumne River Trail leading down to Glen Aulin , 42 , fol - lows an easy grade
along the ...
An Illustrative and Informative Book about the High Country of the Sierra Nevada
of California, the Region of the Famous John Muir Trail Joseph Wampler, Weldon
Fairbanks Heald. that of southern Canada . But it lacks the extremely low ...
What you need to do is get down to the low bridge , just downstream from the high one . You do that from the east ... To go down the other side , you walk
across the river on the low bridge and turn right on the John Muir Trail . Howard
He solved the problem of distraction in the ecologist ' s way — by relating
phenomena to one another . ... Muir theorized that the seed of the high -
mountain species had been brought down by the several streams that plunged
into the valley to join the growing river . ... According to Matthes these rocks were
once the crust of a low - lying , worndown range and have been raised by the
upwelling , molten ...
The John Muir Trail : This trailway traverses the Sierra range in California and
was named for John Muir ( 1838-1914 ) , famous ... The chief mode of travel
through the High Sierra is afoot or on horseback with rucksack or pack - train .
The trail generally runs at elevations from 6,000 to 10,000 feet . People living in low altitudes may find it necessary to rest a few days at the 5,000 or 6,000 feet
level , before ...
A low minimum temperature , like a high maximum one , can determine where a
plant species lives , since freezing ... of the higher peaks in the San Jacinto , San
Bernardino , and San Gabriel mountains and along much of the John Muir Trail .
John Muir Trail , California TELESCOPE PEAK , CALIFORNIA 19. ... from June to
September , but even at this time storms may brew suddenly and dump several
inches of snow on the highest peaks . ... backpacks for runners and backpackers ,
sponsors the John Muir Challenge , a low - key race along the length of the trail .
The third pitch , a low - angle slab , brings one to a single crack system which
leads upward for hundreds of feet . ... South of the John Muir Trail Discovery
Pinnacle ( 13 , 760 + ) This insignificant peaklet lies just south of Trail Crest and
is class ...