Congrats on your upcoming
John Muir Trail (JMT) hike!

Whether it’s training for an upcoming JMT thru or section hike, showing friends & family what the trail is like, or your only chance to get to explore the trail, we hope you enjoy this unique experience.

“The mountains are calling
and I must go.”John Muir
“Not every adventure is for a cause, but there’s always a cause for adventure.”A Cause For Adventure Crew

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Day 1,
Miles 1-8

Happy Isles (Yosemite Valley) to Clouds Rest Junction


  • Yosemite National Park
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Happy Isles
  • Vernal Falls
  • Nevada Falls
  • Little Yosemite Valley
  • Half Dome

Day 2,
Miles 8-18

Clouds Rest Junction to Cathedral Lakes


  • Yosemite National Park
  • Cathedral Pass 9,600′
  • Matthes Crest
  • Cathedral Peak
  • Cathedral Lakes

Day 3,
Miles 18-25

Cathedral Lakes to Tuolumne Meadows


  • Yosemite National Park
  • Tuolumne River
  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • Lembert Dome
  • Tuolumne Meadows Campground

Day 4,
Miles 25-30

Tuolumne Meadows to Lyell Canyon


  • Yosemite National Park
  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • Lyell Canyon

Day 5,
Miles 30-44

Lyell Canyon to Emerald Lake


  • Yosemite National Park
  • Donohue Pass 11,056′
  • Thousand Island Lake
  • Nighttime Surprise

Day 6,
Miles 44-52

Emerald Lake to Mammoth via Agnew Meadows


  • Surprise Snow Day
  • Ansel Adams Wilderness
  • Inyo National Forest
  • River Trail
  • Agnew Meadows

Day 7,
Miles 52-61

Agnew Meadows to Red’s Meadow


  • Agnew Meadows
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Reds Meadow
  • Inyo National Forest

Day 8,
Miles 61-78

Red’s Meadow to Tully Hole


  • Reds Meadow
  • Ansel Adams Wilderness
  • Inyo National Forest
  • Tully Hole

Day 9,
Miles 78-88 +VVR Cutoff

Tully Hole to Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR) via Lake Edison


  • Silver Pass 10,745′
  • Lake Edison Ferry
  • Vermillion Valley Resort
  • Resupply

Day 10,
Miles: None!

VVR Zero Day


  • Sleep
  • Resupply
  • Eat Real Food
  • Shower
  • Drink Beer
  • Vermillion Valley Resort

Day 11,
Miles: 88-94 +Bear Creek Cutoff

Vermillion Valley Resort (VVR) to JMT via Bear Creek Cutoff Trail


  • VVR Shuttle
  • Lake Edison
  • Bear Creek Cutoff Trail
  • Fire Damaged Redwood
  • Sierra National Forest/ John Muir Wilderness

Day 12,
Miles: 94-107

Bear Creek Cutoff to Blayney Hot Springs (MTR)


  • Erratic Boulders
  • Seldon Pass 10,910′
  • Sallie Keyes & Heart Lakes
  • HALF WAY!!
  • Muir Trail Ranch (MTR)
  • San Joaquin River
  • Blayney Hot Springs

Day 13,
Miles: 107-119

Blayney Hot Springs (MTR) to McClure Meadow


  • MTR Hot Springs
  • Crossing the San Joaquin River
  • Cross country hiking
  • Evolution Valley
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • McClure Meadow
  • Butterfly attacks

Day 14,
Miles: 119-135

McClure Meadow to Big Pete Meadow


  • Evolution Valley & Evolution Traverse
  • Muir Pass 11,955′ & Muir Hut
  • Wanda & Helen Lakes
  • Le Conte Canyon
  • Big Pete Meadow

Day 15,
Miles: 135-147

Big Pete Meadow to Palisade Lakes


  • Le Conte Canyon
  • Palisade Lakes
  • Golden Staircase
  • Kings Canyon National Park

Day 16,
Miles: 147-158

Palisade Lakes to Bench Lake Trail


  • Mather Pass 12,100′
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon Wilderness

Day 17,
Miles: 158-169

Bench Lake Trail to Woods Creek Trail


  • Pinchot Pass 12,130′
  • Woods Creek
  • Castle Domes
  • Kings Canyon National Park

Day 18,
Miles: 169-180

Woods Creek Trail to Bullfrog Lake Trail (Kearsarge Pass Cutoff)


  • Glen Pass 11,978′
  • Rae Lakes
  • Charlotte Lake Basin
  • Instant moop (aka trash), just add coffee

Day 19,
Miles: 180-183

Bullfrog Lake Trail (Onion Valley) to Vidette Meadow


  • Sleep in!
  • Do laundry & wash hair
  • Resupply
  • Nero Day (Near Zero)
  • Vidette Meadow

Day 20,
Miles: 183-194

Vidette Meadow to Tyndall Frog Ponds


  • Vidette Meadow
  • Avalanche path
  • Huge moraine glacial deposit
  • Bird in flight
  • Forester Pass 13,160′
  • Kings Kern Divide
  • View of Mt. Whitney

Day 21,
Miles: 194-205

Tyndall Frog Ponds to Guitar Lake


  • Tyndall Frog Ponds
  • Find of historic nail
  • Bighorn Plateau
  • Bee attacks camera
  • Crabtree Meadow
  • Guitar Lake
  • Arctic Lake
  • Mt. Whitney @ sunset

Day 22,
Part A,
Miles: 205-211

Guitar Lake to Mt.Whitney Summit


  • Guitar Lake
  • High Sierra Trail
  • Discovery Pinnacle
  • Mount Muir
  • Summit Mount Whitney 14,494′ (highest point in lower 48 US states)

Day 22,
Part B,
Miles: 211-221

Summit of Mount Whitney to Whitney Portal


  • Summit Mt. Whitney 14,494′ (highest point in lower 48 US states)
  • Keeler Needle
  • Trail Crest Pass 13,403′
  • Whitney Portal

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