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Program: Backpacking Through a Granite Landscape: The John Muir Trail
Presenter: Kris Mollenhauer
Here in Southern New Jersey we live on the coastal plain, far from the mountains. When friends invited Kris Mollenhauer to join them on a backpacking trip to Yosemite National Park, she welcomed the chance to hike trough quite a different landscape.
The John Muir Trail passes through what many backpackers agree is the finest mountain scenery in the U.S. Some hikers may give first prize to other places, but none will deny the grandeur of the High Sierra. This is a land of 13,000 and 14,000 foot peaks, soaring granite domes, lakes by the thousands. Canyons 5,000 feet deep and dizzying waterfalls. Ansel Adams called called Yosemite "The Range of Light." Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir camped together there.
Join Mollenhauer as she retraces her steps along 80 miles. Starting at the Devil's Postpile National Monument and ending at Nevada Falls in Yosemite Valley.