Weekend Watch 11-29-19

Posted Posted in Weekend Watch

Continuing with the JMT trend for the month of November, I bring you this one:

Hiking Nerd – John Muir Trail – A 13 Day Documentary

It’s a high snow year in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Two brothers, Jimmy & Michael, attempt the entire length of the John Muir Trail starting from Whitney Portal and ending in Happy Isles Yosemite Valley. How will they fare?

Weekend Watch 11-22-19

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The Golden Ticket: Backpacking the John Muir Trail

From the Happy Isles Trailhead in Yosemite Valley to the windswept summit of Mt. Whitney is America’s premier middle distance hiking trail. Come along with us as we backpack the 221 mile John Muir Trail, including the most famous hike in Yosemite, the Cables Route on Half Dome. Filmed on location during the summer of 2016.

A Hikers Guide to Reddit

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This post is from 11-10-19 for the most recent version, please visit the Resource Page http://trekkerslife.com/a-hikers-guide-to-reddit/

Reddit has become a great place to communicate in the hiking world. There have been many Subreddits dedicated to hiking and adventure. I hope to keep a running list of the relevant Subreddits here.

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North 61, Minnesota

Posted Posted in Drives

Minnesota State Highway 61 is a wonderful drive along lake Superior. This is of course the gateway highway north to the ever incredible Boundary Waters and other incredible parks. I hiked the Border Route Trail a few years ago and completely fell in love with the area, so much so that I made my wife visit this year. While she mostly enjoyed it the mosquito’s started to drain her, both physically and mentally. One day she had even awoken with a nice lump over her right eye proclaiming “Oh my god, I got bit in the eye.” I will never be living that one down, not at least anytime soon.