the route
john muir trail

We will be following the John Muir Trail throughout the duration of our hike. Starting out at the the bottom of Yosemite Valley, an elevation of roughly 4,000 feet above sea level, we will be climbing out of the valley and quickly gaining elevation until hitting Cathedral Pass at nearly 10,000 feet. From then on the 221 mile route will be taking us in a south easterly direction along the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as we ascend mountain passes and descend into valleys below crossing this high alpine terrain. We will be backpacking through Yosemite National Park, Ansel Adams Wilderness, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, and Sequoia National park along the way. Towards the end of the expedition we will be summiting Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the continental United States which stands at a huge 14,505 feet above sea level.

An elevation profile of our entire route.