Ever wonder what it would be like to hike the entire John Muir Trail in a single outing? It’s 211 miles from the northern point at Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley to the southern point located on the summit of Mount Whitney. At 14,505 feet, Mount Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states.
Raymond Rippel completed his John Muir Trail hike earlier this summer in 18 days. A great success by itself, but what makes Rippel’s story cool is that he did a video log every day of his experiences on the trail and uploaded them for our viewing pleasure. You can view all 18 videos on his Vimeo account – definitely worth the time as you drink your morning coffee.
I’m going to get your started with Day 1: