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

Author: Elizabeth Wenk; Scott McGrew; Amber Kaye Henderson
Publisher: Birmingham, England : Wilderness Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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Lizzy Wenk's authoritative guide John Muir Trail describes the 212-mile trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. It provides all necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations, food resupplies, trailhead amenities, and travel from nearby cities. Useful essentials are updated GPS coordinates and maps for prominent campsites (along with an  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wenk, Elizabeth.
John Muir Trail : the essential guide to hiking America's most famous trail.
Birmingham, England : Wilderness Press, ©2014
xi, 283 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Wenk; Scott McGrew; Amber Kaye Henderson
ISBN: 9780899977379 0899977375
OCLC Number: 889240873
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (297 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Overview Map; Map Legend; Planning Your Hike; On the Trail; Sierra Nevada History; Cumulative Mileage Table; North to South: Yosemite Valley to Whitney Portal; SECTION 1. Tuolumne-Mariposa County Line: Merced River (16.6 miles); SECTION 2. Tuolumne-Mariposa County Line to Donohue Pass: Tuolumne River (17.9 miles); SECTION 3. Donohue Pass to Island Pass: Rush Creek (5.1 miles); SECTION 4. Island Pass to Madera-Fresno County Line: Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River (22.8 miles). SECTION 5. Madera-Fresno County Line to Silver Pass: Fish Creek Fork of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin River (17.7 miles)SECTION 6. Silver Pass to Selden Pass: Mono and Bear Creeks (20.0 miles); SECTION 7. Selden Pass to Muir Pass: South Fork of the San Joaquin River (27.4 miles); SECTION 8. Muir Pass to Mather Pass: Middle Fork of the Kings River (22 miles); SECTION 9. Mather Pass to Pinchot Pass: South Fork of the Kings River (9.9 miles); SECTION 10. Pinchot Pass to Glen Pass: Woods Creek Fork of the Kings River (16.3 miles). SECTION 11. Glen Pass to Forester Pass: Bubbs Creek Fork of the Kings River (12.0 miles)SECTION 12. Forester Pass to Trail Crest: Kern River (23.2 miles); SECTION 13. Trail Crest to Whitney Portal: Owens River (8.3 miles); SIDE TRIPS TO PEAKS, VISTA POINTS, AND LAKE BASINS; Peaks and Vista Points; Lake Basins; APPENDIX A: JMT LATERAL TRAILS AND NEARBY TOWNS; APPENDIX B: CAMPSITES; APPENDIX C: FOOD-STORAGE BOXES (BEAR BOXES); APPENDIX D: PLANTS REFERENCED IN TEXT; APPENDIX E: BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SUGGESTED READING; INDEX; ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Wenk ; Scott McGrew, cover design ; Amber Kaye Henderson, editor.

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Lizzy Wenk's authoritative guide John Muir Trail describes the 212-mile trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. It provides all necessary planning information, including up-to-date details on wilderness and permit regulations, food resupplies, trailhead amenities, and travel from nearby cities. Useful essentials are updated GPS coordinates and maps for prominent campsites (along with an updated list of sites along the trail), trail junctions, bear boxes, and other points of interest. The trail descriptions also include natural and human histo.

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