John Muir Trail Planning

Detailed resources for planning your 212 mile hike on the John Muir Trail, including trip reports, John Muir Trail gear, campsites, resupply, transportation, training, and more.
John Muir Trail Day 12 (mile 119.1)  McClure Meadow.  It's really hard to narrow it down, but I think this is in my top 5 of all our campsites on the JMT.  #Regram via @bearfoottheory

John Muir Trail Day 12 (mile 119.1) McClure Meadow. It's really hard to narrow it down, but I think this is in my top 5 of all our campsites on the JMT. #Regram via @bearfoottheory

Looking for easy, healthy and tasty food for your next backpacking trip? Here’s a review of my 6 favorite Good-To-Go Meals that will take your backpacking menu to the next level.

The Best Good To-Go Meals for Backpacking

Looking for easy, healthy and tasty food for your next backpacking trip? Here’s a review of my 6 favorite Good-To-Go Meals that will take your backpacking menu to the next level.

Sunset overlooking Evolution Creek along the John Muir Trail in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

Sunset overlooking Evolution Creek along the John Muir Trail in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

Warmth to weight ratio, down vs synthetic & temperature ratings. Learn how to choose the best lightweight backpacking sleeping bag for your next adventure.

How to Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Warmth to weight ratio, down vs synthetic & temperature ratings. Learn how to choose the best lightweight backpacking sleeping bag for your next adventure.

Thru-hike training requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a PCT and JMT thru-hiker.

Thru-hike training requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a PCT and JMT thru-hiker.

Learn how to choose the best backpacking water filter for your next adventure & get lightweight water filter recommendations from a seasoned thru-hiker.

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter

Learn how to choose the best backpacking water filter for your next adventure & get lightweight water filter recommendations from a seasoned thru-hiker.

A complete & detailed shopping list for a 22 day backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail Food Shopping List

A complete & detailed shopping list for a 22 day backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail

Want to hike your first 14er this summer? Here's some important hiking tips to help you get to the summit.

How to Prepare for your First Fourteener

Want to hike your first 14er this summer? Here's some important hiking tips to help you get to the summit.

John Muir Trail Trip Report: East Vidette Peak

John Muir Trail Trip Report: Kearsarge Pass to Mt. Whitney

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