John Muir Trail Video Highlights

John Muir Trail Video Highlights

Nearly 10 months after returning from my 22-day backpacking trip on the John Muir Trail, I finally got around to putting together a short (4 minute) video of my favorite clips from the trail. Making this John Muir Trail video brought back so many awesome memories of my favorite campsites, spots, and moments from the trip. It’s the first real video I’ve ever made (so please be gentle :))…and I hope you like it!

The song is called “Ends of the Earth” by Lord Huron and make sure to click the HD button under the settings for the high res version.

And as it goes in all of the destinations we share, please practice good trail etiquette and remember to Leave No Trace. This means packing out all of your garbage, being respectful to others on busy trails, and following the established rules. 



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Hi! I'm Kristen....blogger, hiker, sunset-watcher, and dance floor shredder. I feel most alive in the outdoors and created this website to help you enjoy the best that the West has to offer.

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  1. Great job on the video, Kristen! I like what you did and never would’ve guessed it was your first video.

    I’m inspired– I need to shoot more video when I’m out!

      Thanks so much Jeff! Making this made me realize that it’s not as hard as it seems. You just gotta practice shooting and then take the time to learn the editing programs. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    who was the artist and the song on the soundtrack? Good work, you should be pleased.

      Thanks so much Larry! The song is Lord Huron “Ends of the Earth.” Really appreciate you stopping by! -Kristen

    Loved watching this video– brought back memories. My sister and I hiked the JMT in July/August 2013. We are planning to hike it again someday soon.

      Hi Lili! Thanks for checking out my video…I’m so glad you liked it. Good luck with your hiking plans and hope you are having an awesome summer! -Kristen

    Great job on the video and shooting throughout the trip! Have really enjoyed reading all your articles so far! I am even more inspired to do the JMT in the near future after visiting your website.

      Hey Gary! Thanks so much and that’s awesome to hear. The JMT changed the whole course of my life, so I get really excited for anyone who is considering doing it. If you have questions or need a little push, let me know! -Kristen

    Kristen, great Video. I’m currently planning and training for JMT Aug. 2016. Quick !? on your Video at 14seconds, were are you at then? is that still at Yosemite? Can’t wait to read more on your page this weekend. Congrats and Thanks for sharing

      Thanks Martin! I’m so excited for you. If you have questions let me know.

      Just realized I didn’t answer your question. Whoops! At 14 seconds, that’s climbing up and over Mather Pass in Kings Canyon. Some of the clips are in order, some not. Thanks for watching!

    I love GoPro recap videos. They are the favorite part about blogging for me! Your videos are much smoother and less shaky than mine though. Kudos! Love all the swimming holes.

      There’s a stabilizer feature in Adobe Premiere that you can use to smooth out your photos.

    Hi Kristen! New blog follower here although I’ve definitely seen your blog before from my pins on pinterest. I was inspired to do this trail after seeing the documentary Mile, Mile and a Half on netflix last year and when I stumbled on your blog, I realized I needed to put my plans into action and do it! Quick question. Does much of this trail challenge those with a fear of heights? You talked about climbing mount whitney in the dark and I wondered how safe the trail was. Also, is the trail itself pretty easy to follow? Just thought I’d ask! Thanks!

      Hey Hayley – The trail is mostly very easy to follow and there’s really no scrambling or really exposed portion anywhere on the trail. Good luck with your planning and let me know if you have questions.

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