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Thru-Hiking the JMT: Happy Isles to Little Yosemite Valley, Plus Half Dome

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Happy Isles to Little Yosemite Valley, Plus Half Dome | Hiking | Scoop.it
The night is fading as we awaken, excited to finally start hiking the John Muir Trail. I slept like a log at the backpacker's campground, but Jeffrey and Hari heard people chasing a bear away from ...
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This is the first segment of a day-by-day guide to our 22-day thru-hike of the epic 211-mile John Muir Trail. I include extensive photos, trail tips, an interactive map and more. 

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Thru-Hiking the JMT: Devil's Postpile to Deer Creek

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Devil's Postpile to Deer Creek | Hiking | Scoop.it
Day 7 on the John Muir Trail... We were tired from our 13 mile hike yesterday, and this would be an easy day. We would feast at the Mulehouse Cafe at Red's Meadow, pickup our second resupply packag...
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MILE... MILE & A HALF (help make this feature documentary)

A team of artists leave their daily lives to hike the John Muir Trail & bring it back to share. 219 miles. 25 days. Come walk with us. You can support this feature-length documentary via Kickstarter. I did. Join me!

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Americans Do Not Walk The Walk, And That's A Growing Problem : NPR

Americans Do Not Walk The Walk, And That's A Growing Problem : NPR | Hiking | Scoop.it
"Americans now walk the least of any industrialized nation in the world," says writer Tom Vanderbilt. A reliance on cars, combined with a lack of sidewalks, means that what started as a push for convenience has become a difficult problem.
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Gaviota Peak - SB Peak #4 - Between the Ocean and the Hills | 100 Peaks

Gaviota Peak - SB Peak #4 - Between the Ocean and the Hills | 100 Peaks | Hiking | Scoop.it
My trip report to Gaviota Peak with pics and video.
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Forest Service to drop fees at most national forests

Forest Service to drop fees at most national forests | Hiking | Scoop.it
The U.S. Forest Service plans to grant free access to nearly all national forest lands, scaling back unpopular recreation fees that have raised the ire of hikers but also sent millions of dollars to Southern California's heavily used forests.
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Yosemite Moonglow

Yosemite Moonglow | Hiking | Scoop.it
I was with friends, Ellie, Matt, and Paul shooting the lunar rainbow at Yosemite Falls from Cooks Meadow. As we were packing up to call it a night, I turned around and saw this.
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Hiking Mt. San Jacinto via Marion Mountain

Hiking Mt. San Jacinto via Marion Mountain | Hiking | Scoop.it
Naturalist John Muir wrote of San Jacinto Peak, “The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth!” Who am I to argue with Muir? At 10,834′ Mt. San Jacinto does indeed reward the determined hiker with wonderful views. You can see the inland empire, Palm Desert, the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountains, Mt. Palomar in San Diego, Santiago and Modjeska peaks, and on a really clear day, you might even catch a glimpse of Catalina Island.
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Hiking Boat Canyon by the Full Moon

Hiking Boat Canyon by the Full Moon | Hiking | Scoop.it
This is a rigorous lollipop loop hike in the beautiful Laguna Coast Wilderness park that's fun to do at night with a full moon to illuminate your path.
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5 little hikes get you closer to some big Northwest legends

5 little hikes get you closer to some big Northwest legends | Hiking | Scoop.it

Take a hike and get to know the neighborhoods close to the hearts and minds of Northwest legends ranging from Bigfoot to Paul Bunyan to the Barefoot Bandit.

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Havasu Falls Backpacking Trip

Havasu Falls Backpacking Trip | Hiking | Scoop.it
Absolutely, the best hiking experience I have ever had! Waterfalls, steep canyons, caves, mules, did I say waterfalls!
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Thru-Hiking the JMT: Tully Hole to Vermilion Valley Resort

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Tully Hole to Vermilion Valley Resort | Hiking | Scoop.it
Day 9 on the John Muir Trail... Today, we climb 10,900 ft Silver Pass. Our total ascent is 2,272 ft, but we will also be descending 4,121 ft. to Lake Thomas Edison, where we will ferry to the far e...
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Thru-Hiking the JMT: Thousand Island Lake to Reds Meadow

Thru-Hiking the JMT: Thousand Island Lake to Reds Meadow | Hiking | Scoop.it
Day 6 on the John Muir Trail…
I woke up before sunrise to take  photos. Thousand Island Lake was still, reflecting Banner Peak like a mirror. The sun cast a brilliant yellow glow as it struck the mountains, and we welcomed the warm rays.
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Hiker's rescuer sprints up 300 feet of smooth rock, just in time

Hiker's rescuer sprints up 300 feet of smooth rock, just in time | Hiking | Scoop.it

Hiker's rescuer sprints up 300 feet of smooth rock, just in time. A Fresno County Sheriff's deputy's gravity-defying sprint saved a hiker as the man started to slide off a ledge on the side of a Sierra Nevada peak.

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Muirs March 2012 - Restore Hetch Hetchy - Join Us For Muir's March 2012

Muirs March 2012 - Restore Hetch Hetchy - Join Us For Muir's March 2012 | Hiking | Scoop.it
Muir’s March is a series of extraordinary guided backpacking trips and hikes designed to raise awareness and funds for the campaign to bring the Hetch Hetchy Valley back to life. From July 29 – August 4, 2012 multiple groups, following various routes, will march across Yosemite and converge atop the O’Shaughnessy Dam to rally for restoration. Some will march for seven days, some will trek for four, while others will join in on the last day for a one-day hike.
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Unplug 60.wmv

USDA Forest Service and Ad Council Launch New PSAs to Re-connect Families and Kids with Nature. A family in their home realize they need to unplug and re-con...

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Snowshoeing: Behind the Basics

Are you a first-time snowshoer? Or, are curious about how to get started snowshoeing? This is the video for you. "Snowshoeing: Behind the Basics" provides a ...
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From Waterfall To Lavafall: Yosemite's Fleeting Phenomenon : NPR

From Waterfall To Lavafall: Yosemite's Fleeting Phenomenon : NPR | Hiking | Scoop.it
If you head to Yosemite National Park this time of year and stop by Horsetail Fall at just the right time, you might see something awesome: As the sun sets, the waterfall glows with streaks of gold and yellow — and it looks just like molten lava.
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Trailer: Mile, Mile & A Half - A documentary about the JMT

Trailer: Mile, Mile & A Half - A documentary about the JMT | Hiking | Scoop.it
The John Muir Trail (or simply the JMT) is an epic 211-mile trail. These guys are working a documentary that captures the essence of the trip, and this is the official trailer.
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Muir's March to Restore Hetch Hetchy Grows

Muir's March to Restore Hetch Hetchy Grows | Hiking | Scoop.it
Muir's March to Restore Hetch Hetchy GrowsPR Web (press release)The march, which takes backpackers and hikers into scenic areas rarely experienced by tourists, raises awareness and funds for the campaign to bring the Hetch Hetchy Valley back to life.
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Weekend in Maui: Hiking Haleakala

Weekend in Maui: Hiking Haleakala | Hiking | Scoop.it

"I bet you never knew you could reach 10,023 feet elevation in Hawaii, did you? Hiking Mount Haleakala... standing higher than the clouds... Seeing four different Hawaiian islands on a clear day..."


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Find a Hiking Trail in Orange County and around Southern California

Find a Hiking Trail in Orange County and around Southern California | Hiking | Scoop.it
A guide to hiking trails in Orange County and throughout Southern California, with detailed maps, GPS data, photos and trailhead info. I personally hiked each trail.
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Free iOS App - What Knot To Do

"What Knot" is a free iOS app from Columbia Sportwear that shows you how to use and tie dozens of knots for every situation. Great for learning your knots, or as a refresher!

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