John Muir Trail

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John Muir Trail

Postby Beverelli » Tue 02 Jul, 2013 2:58 pm

Looking for information from Aussies who have done the John Muir Trail (or the PCT). I've done a couple of small sections, have friends with alot of experience in the Sierra and have done plenty of reading. I'm just interested to hear people thoughts on gear, food drops, transport etc. particularly coming from Aus.

Really, i'd just love to hear stories and maybe see some photo's!
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Re: John Muir Trail

Postby Beverelli » Tue 02 Jul, 2013 4:41 pm

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Re: John Muir Trail

Postby DaveNoble » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 4:36 pm

The John Muir Trail goes through a really beautiful part of the planet. I've done most of the trail, as part of three 8 day walks. One of these was quite off trail however. I have photos and some notes online -

http://www.david-noble.net/USA/Menu.html

Things to consider are - getting a permit, a bear canister to keep your food safe, insect repellent (Mosquitoes can be very bad). The weather during summer is often very good - with long periods with no rain - so you can get away with a lightweight shelter.

This is a good guide -

http://www.amazon.com/John-Muir-Trail-e ... 145&sr=1-1

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Re: John Muir Trail

Postby biggbird » Thu 04 Jul, 2013 4:51 pm

Beautiful photos and great report as always Dave. Is there anywhere you haven't walked?
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