Tag Archives: Ray Jardine

June 7, 2010

Thru-Hiking the John Muir Trail in 7 Days: Amazing Experience, or Certifiably Insane?

In Backpacking, National Park Adventures   |   Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   |   29 Comments

By Michael Lanza

“Umm, hey buddy, you okay?”

It’s 4:30 a.m., a time of day that puts us in the questionable company of cat burglars and alpinists. Our headlamp beams seem to bounce off the inky black of a moonless night in Yosemite Valley. Four of us are taking the first steps on the 221-mile John Muir Trail. And my friend Mark Fenton is staggering like a frat boy on a weekend bender. Continue reading →

Like This Story? Get My Free Email Newsletter!

Enter your email for updates about new stories, expert tips, and gear reviews.


Grand Canyon Hiker