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.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 234 x 190 x 12 mm
"Why buy a book about the JMT (or anything) when there's so much information about it online? Because a book is a holistic, start-to-finish reference that is written in a consistent style and by a credible source, whereas online information is scattered and piecemeal, and sometimes just wrong. This thorough text is a useful and inspiring starting point for planning and undertaking one of the most enjoyable backcountry experiences of your life."
-Andrew Skurka - Adventurer, Guide, Speaker, Writer (andrewskurka.com)
"Through pen and lens, Corso, provides the `how to,' and large doses of motivation. Caution! This trail guide may lead to much hiking and wilderness adventure."
-Charles Baker - ALDHA Board Member
"Corso captures the essence of the trail experience by weaving his own stories in with big, beautiful photos, photography tips, flower guides, and the personal experiences of other outdoor adventurers, leaving you with an emotional connection not only to the JMT, but with wilderness in general and its adventurers."
-Felicia "Princess of Darkness" Hermosillo - Long Distance Hiker, Co-Host "The Trail Show" podcast