John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail is over two hundred miles long. Some say two hundred and eleven, others say two hundred twenty three. However long it really is, it is the longest backpacking trip I have ever taken to this point.

The northern terminus is at the Happy Isles Trailhead in Yosemite Valley. The southern terminus is at the Whitney Portal trailhead above Lone Pine on Highway 395. The trail traverses the highest passes found on the Pacific Crest Trail and meanders through some of the remotest parts of California.

My trip begins at the backpacker's camp in Yosemite Valley. It crosses the valley to the bottom of the Four Mile Trail then climbs up to Glacier Point. From Glacier point I follow the Illiloutte trail across Illiloutte falls and then across the Panorama Cliff to meet up with the JMT right above Nevada Falls. My route adds almost ten additional miles to the standard route.

The waypoints on this map were generated by my Spot Gen3 on my trip from June 29, 2014 through July 13, 2014.

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