What we're about
This group is for Reno and nearby California area (a triangle from Sacramento-to-Bishop-to-Reno/Sparks) backpackers interesting in planning, training and doing either (a) the John Muir Trail (JMT), either a segment or a full through-hike of the JMT or (b) the High Sierra portion of the PCT from the Southern Kennedy Meadows to Donner Pass. The JMT is consistently voted the world's most famous remote-wilderness long distance roadless trail, starting from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley and ending at Whitney Portal after 218 miles, 11 passes, and the lower 48 state's highest mountain, Mt. Whitney. The organizer of this meetup group is the lead moderator of the Yahoo JohnMuirTrail Group (~4600 members) and has done the JMT 8 times. He lives in Reno. Starting in 2016, his goal is to hike from the Southern Kennedy Meadows to Echo Lake.
Because the geographic area is so large, this group is soliciting three more event organizers, one for the Mammoth-Bishop Area, one for the South Lake Tahoe Area, and one for the Sacramento Area. The founder of this group is from Reno. The Meetup Group currently is limited to four event organizers and 50 members, when the group grows, it will be upgraded to handle unlimited event organizers and members.
See my 50 page information-rich presentation on the John Muir Trail at http://tinyurl.com/ltwf5gg .
Join this group if you are interested in planning, doing or hiking the JMT yourself and want to meet others in your area who are likewise interested. If interested in similar High Sierra long distance hikes, this group is for you too.
Also please join the companion Facebook group for this page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/203039353499905/
Message me individually if you are in the areas needing an event organizer and if you want to become one.
Message me individually if you are interested in going on my annual hike where we average about 9 miles a day but are able to hike the pace we want to hike (the group camps together but does not necessarily hike together). The group saves on bookings at Muir Trail Ranch, Packer arrangement, transportation, etc.
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