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

30 Jun, 2016

John Muir Trail Food Shopping List

Simplify your John Muir Trail food & meal planning with my complete JMT food shopping list that details what & how much food I brought on my 22 day hike.

11 May, 2016

John Muir Trail Transportation Guide & Planning Tips

Learn about cheapest and most efficient John Muir Trail transportation options, including the best airports and buses to use before & after your hike.

13 Jul, 2015

John Muir Trail Video Highlights

This John Muir Trail video features my favorite campsites, spots, and moments from my 22 days on the trail backpacking from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney.

29 Jun, 2015

The 10 Best Campsites on the John Muir Trail

A thru-hike on the John Muir Trail means 20+ nights of epic camping. Here are the 10 best campsites on the John Muir Trail that you won't want to miss.

25 Jun, 2015

The Final Night on the John Muir Trail

  I recently wrote a post for the Mountain Hardwear blog as part of their weekly outdoor challenge. This week,

13 May, 2015

John Muir Trail Podcast on Lifting Revolution

One of the best things about blogging here at Bearfoot Theory is that it's provided me the opportunity to connect with

29 Apr, 2015

8-Step John Muir Trail Planning Guide

Planning a long-distance hike on the John Muir Trail or elsewhere can be a daunting task. In this post I break down the process into 8 simple steps to help you manage your tasks and get your planning under control.

8 Apr, 2015

How To Guide: John Muir Trail Resupply

John Muir Trail resupply and meal planning is one of the most difficult parts about getting ready for your thru-hike. On my

18 Mar, 2015

John Muir Trail Trip Report: Kearsarge Pass to Mt. Whitney

The John Muir Trail is 212 mile of pure Sierra goodness. And now, in my final John Muir Trail trip

28 Jan, 2015

How to Apply for a Southbound John Muir Trail Permit in 2017

**Update 1/2/17: Yosemite has once again changed the John Muir Trail permit process for 2017 thru-hikers. This post reflects this

18 Jan, 2015

John Muir Trail Highlights: Section 4

I can't believe we are at Day 16. Backpacking the John Muir Trail takes months of preparation, but once you are

4 Dec, 2014

John Muir Trail Highlights, Part III

Get ready. Ready for colossal peaks. Mile after mile of martian, above-the-treeline landscapes. Gem-colored lakes. Waterfalls. You name it. The