Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail

Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail

This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously.

Author: Inga Aksamit

Publisher:

ISBN: 0997061804

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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This lively account of a woman's trek on the John Muir Trail is a must-read for those who plan to hike the trail or armchair travelers who want to live the adventure vicariously. Written in journal style, the author's description of the majestic scenery, comradery of trail friends and challenges of the terrain are engaging and informative.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail

Wildflowers of the High Sierra and John Muir Trail

The flowers are tiny, no more than 4 mm in diameter, making them slightly
smaller than those of the low cryptantha. ... The only sure way to confirm your
identification is to look at the seed: The seed of the low cryptantha is wrinkled
throughout.

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977386

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This new book by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk includes photos and descriptions of approximately 300 species of wildflowers and flowering shrubs in the High Sierra. Focused on areas above 8,000 feet in elevation from Yosemite south through the Whitney Region, by restricting the collection of species to higher elevations, the book can include all commonly seen species and nearly half of all higher elevation species in a compact guide. Make plant identification more approachable to hikers, this book differentiates between species using features easily identifiable to a non-botanist. Descriptions include the species’ common and scientific names, family name, growth form, flowering time, elevation range, region, specific locations on popular trails, and how to identify the plant using color, petal number, leaf shape, height, and more.
Categories: Nature

The John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail

JMT from Yosemite or Tuolumne Meadows to Reds Meadow, including Lyell
Valley and the Devil's Postpile. ... (at least in the high 20s Celcius and probably
well into the 30s), with some low temperatures at night (often at or below freezing
), ...

Author: Alan Castle

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783621385

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world's most spectacular treks and is North America's best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley (El Capitan and Half-Dome) to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496ft), the highest peak in the US outside Alaska. The route is described in 21 day stages. 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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Discovering the John Muir Trail

Discovering the John Muir Trail

An Inspirational Guide to America's Most Beautiful Hike Damon Corso. visit the
Sierra and the JMT. The high passes become free of snow, temperatures range
from the mid-70s to low 40s Fahrenheit, and afternoon showers cool the day
down ...

Author: Damon Corso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493031252

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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From beginners to thru-hikers, Discovering the John Muir Trail has something for anyone that wants a connection with what Backpacker Magazine has called “The best hike in the world.” Taking on the JMT is a pilgrimage because of both its beauty and accessibility. Let Damon Corso guide you across the best trails that the John Muir Trail has to offer. Complete with full-color photography of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from acclaimed photographs like Galen Rowell and Jimmy Chin, you’ll also have hikes suited to every ability, mile-by-mile directional cues, sidebars, and maps.
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The John Muir Trail

The John Muir Trail

Traversing the length of the High Sierra (as the creme de la creme of the Sierra
Nevada is called) through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks
and the Minarets and John Muir wildernesses, is the John Muir Trail.

Author: Don Lowe

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 0870044133

Category: Nature

Page: 130

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Nowhere does magnificent scenery, a vast network of interconnecting trails and beneficent weather come together so gloriously as in the High Sierra of California. This guide includes detailed maps showing trails, campsites and contours, with descriptive text and many photos.
Categories: Nature

Walk the John Muir Way

Walk the John Muir Way

The John Muir trail follows the estuary and eventually crosses the Tyne at the
Tyninghame bridge on the A198. (at this ... Cross the rocks that lead to Sea- cliff
beach - a broad sweep at low tide, but much of the beach is covered at high tide.

Author:

Publisher: Walkguides

ISBN:

Category:

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John Muir Trail

John Muir Trail

the introduction, I recommended that hikers stop and take in the natural history
that abounds in the High Sierra. To aid you ... Each man helped in the exploration
of the High Sierra and the subsequent creation of the John Muir Trail. Of course ...

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977362

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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Elizabeth Wenk's authoritative guide describes the 212-mile John Muir Trail, running from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mt. Whitney. John Muir Trail provides all the 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 history to provide a workout for both body and mind — a must-have for any Muir Trail enthusiast. Note that the text includes the southbound trail description, while the full guide with the northbound description is available as a separate ebook product.
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The High Sierra

The High Sierra

Shepherd Pass Trail (12 miles) This trail, along with either the John Muir Trail or
the Lake South America Trail, provides access to the southern portion of the
Kings-Kern Divide. The Shepherd Pass Trail is described in Chapter 2: The
Whitney ...

Author: R. J. Secor

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594854811

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 501

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This new edition of the only guide to detail all the known routes on 570 peaks in the Sierra is completely reorganized to be even more user friendly and includes more than 100 new routes, route variations and winter ascents.The most popular guidebook to the magnificent Sierra mountains has been expanded and improved. There is 30 percent new content in this edition, including new route descriptions, additional peaks described, more historical information, and GPS-enabled driving directions. The content has also been completely rearranged to keep roads and trails, and passes and peaks together, making the book easier to use. Four of the 30 maps have been revised."The Sierra climbing bible" (The Los Angeles Times)"The best field guide to the region." (Men's Journal)"The guide to the Sierra nevada high country." (Climbing magazine)
Categories: Sports & Recreation

STARRS GUIDE GUIDE TO THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL AND THE HIGH SIERRA REGION

STARRS GUIDE GUIDE TO THE JOHN MUIR TRAIL AND THE HIGH SIERRA REGION

A short distance beyond we cross a very low divide and meet the Glen Aulin—
Tuolumne Canyon Trail (21) (8,000—0.6). ... granite slope, strikes a ledge,
causing the water to rise high into the air in an 18 GUIDE TO THE JOHN MUIR
TRAIL.

Author: WALTER A STARR JR

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Day and Section Hikes John Muir Trail

Day and Section Hikes  John Muir Trail

This is one of the least secluded stretches along the JMT, as many day- and
weekend-trippers enter the park from both the ... for the High Sierra Loop that
charts a journey that includes the mileage of the entire John Muir Trail to Mount
Whitney ...

Author: Kathleen Dodge Doherty

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 9780897329637

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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The John Muir Trail runs a spectacular 211 miles from Yosemite Valley to the foot of Mount Whitney, crossing through Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks, the Inyo National Forest, and the Devils Postpile National Monument. This guide has descriptions for six day hikes, five overnight hikes, and the entire trail in six sections, and includes transit and lodging information, altitude profiles, a GPS-based trail map, and ratings for scenery, trail condition, difficulty, accessibility for children, and solitude.
Categories: Travel

The Getaway Guide to the John Muir Trail

The Getaway Guide to the John Muir Trail

Introduction The Sierra Nevada is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in
the world, and the John Muir Trail (JMT) ... that could be captured fairly only by a
great impressionist painter, and over some of the highest mountain passes to be
 ...

Author: Guy Saperstein

Publisher: RDR Books

ISBN: 1571430989

Category: Travel

Page: 180

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The Sierra Nevada is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in The world - and the John Muir Trail winds through the very best of it. This book is the story of a hike of the JMT, but it is mostly a guide for preparing and planning to do such a trip - in whole, or in sections The JMT is a trail that is not interrupted by a single road for over 200 miles
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Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney

The trail winds through the John Muir Wilderness, created in 1964 by the
passage of the original Wilderness Act. The John Muir Trail from Yosemite to ...
The percentage of oxygen is the same at high or low elevation, but the air is
thinner.

Author: Christopher Langley

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738595368

Category: History

Page: 127

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Features captioned, archival photographs of Mount Whitney, showing the natural history and recreational uses of the area.
Categories: History

John Muir Trail Data Book

John Muir Trail Data Book

JMT. LATERAL. TRAILS. There. is much discussion abouthow to get to and from
the Vermilion Valley Resort, generally known as VVR. This table clarifies the
distances and elevation change required for the three routes between the Lake ...

Author: Elizabeth Wenk

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977706

Category: Travel

Page: 120

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A derivative of the comprehensive John Muir Trail by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk, this data book is perfect for the weight-conscious hiker. A brief introductory section provides planning data, including information on permits, trailhead transport, and food resupplies. This is followed by on-the-trail information, including custom-made topo maps, elevation profiles, data tables, and labeled panoramas from prominent passes. There are tables for trail junctions, nearly 300 campsites, ranger stations, food-storage lockers, and lateral trails accessing the JMT. For detailed information on planning for your trip, considerations for hiking in the Sierra Nevada, or a trail description, those are only available in the comprehensive John Muir Trail book.
Categories: Travel

High Performance Computing and Networking

High Performance Computing and Networking

We studied the efficiency of new technique on classical test problem - the John
Muir Ant's Trail experiment. This problem is a behaviour algorithm and can be
tested both for smooth and rugged and/or multiply connected fitness landscapes.

Author: Peter Sloot

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540644431

Category: Computers

Page: 1039

View: 372

Proceedings -- Parallel Computing.
Categories: Computers

Hiking Yosemite National Park

Hiking Yosemite National Park

Hike. Cross the road south of the parking lot to the JOHN MUIR TRAILHEAD sign.
Follow the trail southeast to the footbridge ... The route bends slightly to the right,
crosses a low rise, and reaches the twin bridges over the Lyell Fork at 0.6 mile.

Author: Suzanne Swedo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762768813

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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This fully revised and updated guide to hiking in Yosemite National Park will help readers choose and plan a day hike or backpacking trip best suited to their time, energy, experience, and personal preferences. There are fifty-nine classic day hikes and overnight backpacking trips meticulously prepared by backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Backpacking California

Backpacking California

This region also provides passage to a trio of famous routes: a section of the
2600-mile Mexico-to-Canada Pacific Crest Trail, part of the 218-mile Whitney-to-
Yosemite Valley John Muir Trail, and the entirety of the trans-Sierra, 69-mile High
 ...

Author: Wilderness Press

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899974460

Category: Travel

Page: 490

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Backpacking California is a collection of more than 70 of the most intriguing backpacking adventures in Wilderness Press's home territory of California. With contributions from more than a dozen Wilderness Press authors, the book describes routes ranging from one night to one week. Backpacking novices as well as "old hand" California hikers will find expert-crafted trips in the Coast Ranges, the Sierra, the Cascades, and the Warner Mountains. Expanded coverage includes trips in Big Sur, Anza-Borrego, Death Valley, and the White Mountains. Several trips have been described in print nowhere else. Each trip includes a trail map and essential logistical information for trip planning.
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Pacific Crest Trail Southern California

Pacific Crest Trail  Southern California

Some hikers may give first prize to some other place, but none will deny the great
attractiveness of the High Sierra. ... And it is true that some hik- ers joke about
traffic signs being needed on the John Muir Trail—which the PCT fol- lows for
most ...

Author: Ben Schirfin

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899977423

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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First published in 1973, The Pacific Crest Trail, Vol. 1, California quickly established itself as the "PCT Bible"-- the book trekkers could not do without. Now thoroughly updated and redesigned into two portable volumes, Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California starts at the Mexican border and guides you to Yosemite's beautiful back country. Its companion volume meets the trail at Tuolumne Meadows and drops you at Oregon's door. Thru-hikers to Canada will find the rest of their journey in Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon & Washington. Our PCT gurus help you locate the trail, water sources, and resupply access routes with detailed descriptions, customized maps, and tips on alternate routes. Whether you're planning day hikes, weekend or week long backbacks, or an ambitious thru-hike, everything you need to know about--from bears to trees--is here.
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The Sierra High Route

The Sierra High Route

Chapter One The Explorers Something will be lost, no doubt, when many pilgrims
follow the mountain trails — when this ... Books such as Hal Roth's Pathway in
the Sky: The Story of the John Muir Trail (1965) and Francis Farquhar's History of
 ...

Author: Steve Roper

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898865069

Category: Travel

Page: 238

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No ordinary guidebook, Sierra High Route leads you from point to point through a spectacular 195-mile timberline route in California's High Sierra. The route follows a general direction but no particular trail, thus causing little or no impact and allowing hikers to experience the beautiful sub-alpine region of the High Sierra in a unique way.
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The Dream Endures

The Dream Endures

Starr left behind the perennially bestselling Sierra Club tote book Starr's Guide to
the John Muir Trail and the High Sierra Region, posthumously published in 1934
and kept in print ever after. Before he died researching this book, Walter A.

Author: Kevin Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199923939

Category: History

Page: 496

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What we now call "the good life" first appeared in California during the 1930s. Motels, home trailers, drive-ins, barbecues, beach life and surfing, sports from polo and tennis and golf to mountain climbing and skiing, "sportswear" (a word coined at the time), and sun suits were all a part of the good life--perhaps California's most distinctive influence of the 1930s. In The Dream Endures, Kevin Starr shows how the good life prospered in California--in pursuits such as film, fiction, leisure, and architecture--and helped to define American culture and society then and for years to come. Starr previously chronicled how Californians absorbed the thousand natural shocks of the Great Depression--unemployment, strikes, Communist agitation, reactionary conspiracies--in Endangered Dreams, the fourth volume of his classic history of California. In The Dream Endures, Starr reveals the other side of the picture, examining the newly important places where the good life flourished, like Los Angeles (where Hollywood lived), Palm Springs (where Hollywood vacationed), San Diego (where the Navy went), the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (where Einstein went and changed his view of the universe), and college towns like Berkeley. We read about the rich urban life of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in newly important communities like Carmel and San Simeon, the home of William Randolph Hearst, where, each Thursday afternoon, automobiles packed with Hollywood celebrities would arrive from Southern California for the long weekend at Hearst Castle. The 1930s were the heyday of the Hollywood studios, and Starr brilliantly captures Hollywood films and the society that surrounded the studios. Starr offers an astute discussion of the European refugees who arrived in Hollywood during the period: prominent European film actors and artists and the creative refugees who were drawn to Hollywood and Southern California in these years--Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Man Ray, Bertolt Brecht, Christopher Isherwood, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, and Franz Werfel. Starr gives a fascinating account of how many of them attempted to recreate their European world in California and how others, like Samuel Goldwyn, provided stories and dreams for their adopted nation. Starr reserves his greatest attention and most memorable writing for San Francisco. For Starr, despite the city's beauty and commercial importance, San Francisco's most important achievement was the sense of well-being it conferred on its citizens. It was a city that "magically belonged to everyone." Whether discussing photographers like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, "hard-boiled fiction" writers, or the new breed of female star--Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and the improbable Mae West--The Dream Endures is a brilliant social and cultural history--in many ways the most far-reaching and important of Starr's California books.
Categories: History