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Maine: Hiking the John Muir Trail

In July 2014, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Allison Nadler set out to complete a thru hike of the John Muir Trail, a 220-mile footpath that leads from Yosemite National Park to the tallest summit in the lower 48: Mount Whitney. See photographs from her journey, learn what she did to prepare for a solo 15 day high-altitude hike of the Sierra Nevada, and hear what it was like to walk all day, every day.

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Massachusetts: Hiking the John Muir Trail

In July 2014, Gossamer Gear Trail Ambassador Allison Nadler set out to complete a thru hike of the John Muir Trail, a 220-mile footpath that leads from Yosemite National Park to the tallest summit in the lower 48: Mount Whitney. See photographs from her journey, learn what she did to prepare for a solo 15 day high-altitude hike of the Sierra Nevada, and hear what it was like to walk all day, every day.

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Paul Osborn’s JMT Backpacking Gear List

This was my backpacking gear list for the John Muir Trail in the summer. This 211 mile trail in California winds through the Sierra Nevada, crossing over 13 000 and 14 000 foot passes. Although the valleys were warm, nights can be close to freezing, especially at higher elevations. This list includes the awkward but […]

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Oregon: Shorter Thru-Hikes For the Working Stiff

Join Trail Ambassador Whitney LaRuffa for a talk about shorther thru-hikes that can be completed by people with careers and families.  I will be covering 3 shorter trails that one can do in the standard 2 weeks of vaction time a year: the John Muir Trail, The Wonderland Trail and the Tahoe Rim Trail.  We’ll talk timing, permits and how to get them, resupply options and enjoy some tales form the trails and amazing pictures.

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