John Muir Trail: The essential guide to hiking America's most famous trail

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Wilderness Press, Sep 29, 2010 - Travel - 256 pages
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Running from Mount Whitney to Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada, the 212-mile John Muir Trail passes through some of the most dramatic mountain terrain in the United States. Each year, thousands of backpackers traverse some or all of the trail, relying on Wilderness Press's John Muir Trail. The completely updated edition of this Sierra classic includes significant information found nowhere else. The new John Muir Trail meticulously describes the entire trail and is written for today's hikers. The book includes GPS coordinates, not only for every junction, but also for every established campsite, bear box, and mountain pass that the trail crosses. The guide has separate descriptions for northbound and southbound hikers; for each direction, a junction chart shows all the trail's ups and downs.

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User Review  - dongkey - Overstock.com

Unlike SOME reviewers I didnt expect this book to magically predict the weather or cause field of luscious blueberries to be available at a given time of year because that would be silly right It was ... Read full review

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User Review  - farmerkate - Overstock.com

This book is the most comprehensive and uptodate JMT guide I have come across. Wenk details the terrain and trail nearly flawlessly with much appreciated flora and fauna notes. The only thing we found ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Morey abandoned an aerospace career to write for Wilderness Press. She is a copy editor of her community's weekly newspaper. She is also a fine photographer and Wilerness Press has featured her pictures in many of her books.

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