In June 2012 I started and completed a 13-day solo hike of the 212-mile John Muir Trail. This is what happened on the first day.
When I decided to hike the John Muir Trail, I did a good amount of research. I relied on two books in particular to help me with my John Muir Trail plan.
A Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim run is a slightly crazy undertaking from the top of one side of the Grand Canyon, down into the canyon, up the other side, then back again.
Inside the Stone Hut at Muir Pass, I met Heather (trail name “Mama Bear”) and Sierra (trail name “Monkey”), a mother-and-daughter team who were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) together.
John Muir Trail solo report TL;DR version: I finished.
One of the problems a family man faces when setting out on the John Muir Trail is letting his family know that he’s okay, or, perhaps more importantly, letting someone know when he needs help. Enter the SPOT Connect.