The John Muir Trail (JMT) offers a long list of major passes to challenge the backpacker. Fortunately, the passes begin easy and gradually become more difficult as the backpacker gets... View Article
I admit, I do not avoid Red’s Meadow completely. Red’s Meadow, located just east of Devil’s Postpile National Monument, is an essential stop for pre-mailed resupplies. Rather than carry a... View Article
Endless blogs of self-appointed backpacking authorities offer opinions and recommendations on how to shave weight off your basic weight. My favorite is to cut off excess pack straps. Weight savings?... View Article
The John Muir Trail (JMT) is well known around the world for its unparalleled beauty and grandeur. What is not widely spoken about is the ability of this popular backpacking... View Article
Everyone has climbed South Sister. Or at least, in Bend is seems that way. But how many people have camped on South Sister? Not many. And, how many have camped... View Article
Part of the mystique of the John Muir Trail (JMT) is the plethora of enduring myths. Some are partially false, most are fully false. But all are fun and garner the attention of hikers and prospective hikers. Let’s address these myths, in no particular order.