Planning a long distance backpacking adventure? Start with these 8 simple steps from my John Muir Trail Planning Guide to help you get organized.

8-Step John Muir Trail Planning Guide

Planning a long distance backpacking adventure? Start with these 8 simple steps from my John Muir Trail Planning Guide to help you get organized.

John Muir Trail, Probably more likely to do this than the Appalachian Trail or maybe just a taste of what it would be like.

John Muir Trail, Probably more likely to do this than the Appalachian Trail or maybe just a taste of what it would be like.

Our readers agree: the John Muir Trail is the #1 hike that every backpacker should do.

Hike the John Muir Trail

Our readers agree: the John Muir Trail is the #1 hike that every backpacker should do.

The 10 Best Campsites on the John Muir Trail #jmt #johnmuirtrail #backpacking

The 10 Best Campsites on the John Muir Trail

The 10 Best Campsites on the John Muir Trail #jmt #johnmuirtrail #backpacking

**Updated for the new 2017 permit application process!** Obtaining a permit to hike the John Muir Trail is arguably the most difficult and frustrating aspect of planning for a JMT thru-hike. Unlike…

**Updated for the new 2017 permit application process!** Obtaining a permit to hike the John Muir Trail is arguably the most difficult and frustrating aspect of planning for a JMT thru-hike. Unlike…

Female packing list for a John Muir Trail Thru-Hike by Kathleen of Our Favorite Adventure

Ultimate Female Packing List for a John Muir Trail Thru-Hike

Female packing list for a John Muir Trail Thru-Hike by Kathleen of Our Favorite Adventure

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How To Guide: John Muir Trail Resupply

After hiking the John Muir Trail over a dozen times, Colby Brokvist from Adventure Journal knows a thing or two about the important gear to bring with you. See his coveted list here. The only thing we would add: the HOBOROLL of course!

After hiking the John Muir Trail over a dozen times, Colby Brokvist from Adventure Journal knows a thing or two about the important gear to bring with you. See his coveted list here. The only thing we would add: the HOBOROLL of course!

Everything you need to know to plan a thru-hike on the John Muir Trail including permits, gear, resupply, and trail highlights.

Everything you need to know to plan a thru-hike on the John Muir Trail including permits, gear, resupply, and trail highlights.

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