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Muir Trail Ranch

Muir Trail Ranch offers the chance to return to a simpler time, away from the stress and demands of modern life.
Our High Sierra wilderness ranch has been made available for over half a century for individuals and families to enjoy. It’s like camping, but without the hassle – sleep in a real bed, enjoy delicious meals in a rustic dining room or on our barbecue terrace, and indulge in the incredible luxury of our enclosed hot spring pools.
Ride horses, take a hike, go fishing, swim in a warm lake, take pictures, lie on a rock and soak up the sun, take an overnight pack trip.

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The Golden Ticket: Backpacking the John Muir Trail



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John Muir Trail – Wikipedia

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is a long-distance trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California, passing through Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. From the northern terminus at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley (37.7317°N 119.5587°W) and the southern terminus located on the summit of Mount Whitney (36.5785°N 118.292°W), the Trail’s official length is 210.4 miles (338.6 km), with an elevation gain of approximately 47,000 feet (14,000 m).[1] For almost all of its length, the trail is in the High Sierra backcountry and wilderness areas.[2] For about 160 miles (260 km), the trail, named for naturalist John Muir, follows the same footpath as the longer Pacific Crest Trail.

The vast majority of the trail is situated within designated wilderness. The trail passes through large swaths of alpine and high mountain scenery, and lies almost entirely at or above 8,000 feet (2,400 m) in elevation. About 35% of the trail, including the entirety of the last 30 miles (48 km), lie above 10,000 feet (3,000 m).[3] The trail has been described as “America’s most famous trail”; known for its relative solitude, the trail sees about 1,500 thru-hiking attempts each year (including Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers), many fewer than the number of attempts on comparable walks such as the southern portion of Appalachian Trail or the Way of St. James.[4][5][6][7]

Source: John Muir Trail – Wikipedia



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John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail

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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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Yosemite Backpacking Guides – California Sierra Nevada and Sequoia hiking guides

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International Alpine Guides & California Alpine Guides

We offer trekking and backpacking trips on our home turf in California, as well as in the Swiss and Italian Alps. Since the days of John Muir’s ramblings through Yosemite and the “range of light”, California’s Sierra Nevada has provided some of the world’s premier trekking and backpacking. Come join us on a spectacular wilderness hike and let us show you some of the special places we know.

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • California’s High Sierra
  • Mt Whitney
  • The Swiss Alps

We know California!

In addition to our schedlued trips, we can also arrange Custom Trekking & Backpacking Trips

via Yosemite Backpacking Guides – California Sierra Nevada and Sequoia hiking guides.



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