John Muir Trail Northbound … Off We Go 

John Muir Trail Southbound August 2008 – Squaw Lake

Everyone needs someone who will call and say, “Get dressed, we’re going on an adventure”. ~Whisper

Up next this summer … The John Muir Trail. 

This evening I will be joining my family, the Bowersox family, and Michelle for 2 weeks of sure fire excitement, challenge, and lots of laughter. The gang is geared up with microspikes, ice axes, bear cans, and 8 days of food. There is still snow in the very high elevations and the creeks are raging from all that melting snow. Teamwork is a must. This group is made up of flexible athletes who hike, cycle, climb, and get out a lot. 

Our plan is to access the JMT from Horseshoe Meadow Trailhead, hiking northbound with food resupply points at Vermillion Valley Resort and Mammoth Lakes. 

The JMT is part of me and I can never get enough of this very famous, scenic, and challenging trail through the High Sierras. 

Even better with snow and great companions. 

How to Pack 4 people up quickly for a long trail – food stations
Gear blow up – organizing 4 hikers


  1. Brad Smith

    Im heading on July 15th from South Lake over Bishop Pass to hook into JMT, hopefully spending first night in Star Camp, 3.8 mi.north of Le Conte, maybe I’ll see you out there………….hike safely.

  2. Yay! Have fun! I’ll be following all the way.

  3. It’s so fun that you have such a big pool of people to go on your adventures! Blessed and blessed (that’s double blessed!). Can’t wait to read about it!

  4. I love this time of year! It’s cold wintery and rainy down under so I cuddle under my blankets and read the adventures of my fave bloggers and their epic summer journeys! Enjoy and happy trails!

  5. I hope your trip nearly ten years later on this trail goes even better. I was wondering why Silly looked so young and you all had these giant packs? Guess I should have read the photo heading a little sooner. -I’m heading up to the Sonora area in two weeks. Can’t wait.

  6. Now I don’t feel so bad about the piles I have to go through as a solo hiker. hahaha Love, love those wood walls! What a warm, pretty home. Can’t wait to see your uploads of this trip!

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