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.If you normally use an SLR camera with detachable lenses then do take account of the significant weight of this equipment and perhaps consider taking a good- quality compact camera instead. ... Torch During August night falls around 8a9pm , so it is likely that you will be spending some time each evening sitting ... Sewing Kit/Repair kits Any emergency repairs to clothing will have to be done en route.
|Title||:||The John Muir Trail|
|Publisher||:||Cicerone Press Limited - 2015-03-20|