John Muir Trail Data Book (Paperback)

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Mileages, Campsites, Resupply Data, and Essential Trail Information for the Entire John Muir Trail, from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney and onward to Whitney Portal

Whether you're hiking the entire John Muir Trail or just sections of it, the first step of the journey begins with this book by Sierra expert Elizabeth Wenk.

This essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the 220-mile John Muir Trail, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebook John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America's Most Famous Trail, is packed with favorite features, including:

Comprehensive table of campsites along the trailElevation profiles for each sectionGPS coordinates for trail junctions, ranger stations, and moreCustom-made topo maps packed with relevant informationCumulative distances along the trail given for both southbound and northboundPre-trip planning information about resupplies, transport, and permitsLabeled panoramic photos

About the Author

From childhood, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Wenk has hiked and climbed in the Sierra Nevada with her family. Since she started college, she has found excuses to spend every summer in the Sierra, with its beguiling landscape, abundant flowers, and near-perfect weather. One interest lies in biological research, and she worked first as a research assistant for others and then completed her own PhD thesis research on the effects of rock type on alpine plant distribution and physiology. However, much of the time, she hikes simply for leisure. Obsessively wanting to explore every bit of the Sierra, she has hiked thousands of on- and off-trail miles and climbed more than 600 peaks in the mountain range. Many of her wanderings are now directed to gather data for several Wilderness Press titles and to introduce her two young daughters to the wonders of the mountains. For them as well, the Sierra, and especially Yosemite, has become a favorite location. Although she will forever consider Bishop, California, home, Wenk is currently living in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, Douglas, and daughters, Eleanor and Sophia. There she is working as a research fellow at Macquarie University and enjoying Australia's exquisite eucalyptus forests, vegetated slot canyons, and wonderful birdlife--except during the Northern Hemisphere summer, which she continues to spend exploring the Sierra.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780899977706
ISBN-10: 0899977707
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2014
Pages: 112
Language: English