Photos from the Trail
Click above to see photos that Andy and Chris send back from the trail! We’ll update the gallery as we get them, so check back often!
Backpacking Gear List
This summer I’m thru-hiking the John Muir Trail with four other guys as part of the Muir Miles Project. Planning to hike the John Muir Trail can be quite difficult.Read More
History: John Muir Trail
The John Muir Trail is a long distance backpacking trail located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California. The trail offers an amazing get-away from the crowds in the secluded and well preserved area of the High Sierra. Read More
Progress on the Trail
Our blogger, Andy, and our videotographer Chris, are hiking the legendary trail in Central California over the next two weeks and sharing their updates. Read More
On July 14, Sierra Trading Post’s blogger Andy Hawbaker and videographer Chris Martin will begin an incredible challenge: The John Muir Trail.
They’ll be documenting their training, on-the-trail experience and recovery from their rigorous 200-mile trek, and we invite you to join us here for updates, tips and great deals on gear you’ll need for your own adventures. Track their progress. Learn from the mistakes these average hikers will inevitably make. Share the experience while planning your own outdoor odyssey.
Chris and Andy won’t be alone on this trip. They’ll be joined by seasoned blogger and videographer Paul Osborn. All three men will be documenting their experience as they travel some of the best territory in the American West. They’ll meet each other for the first time in real life at the trailhead!
Rising to the challenge of the John Muir Trail will expose this crew to the natural beauty this Central California trail is famous for, but 200 miles of hiking make this much harder than an average trip through the woods. The trail rarely dips below 8,000 feet, covers more than 50,000 feet in elevation gain and finishes with a summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental U.S. at 14,505 feet.
Check back here to see how they’re doing. Tweet us @sierratp to cheer them on. Post on our Facebook Page to encourage them. And above all else, make sure you look to Sierra Trading Post when you begin planning your trek on this section of the Pacific Crest Trail!