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Watch My Backpacking The John Muir Trail Documentary!

In 2015, I walked 210 miles with 80,000ft of elevation change from Yosemite Valley to the 14,505ft summit of Mt. Whitney. It was an incredible journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains, and an adventure I'll never forget. Here is a video I put together documenting this adventure. Make sure to hit 'thumbs up' and leave me a comment here or on YouTube. Happy trails everyone!

Last year, I walked 210 miles with 80,000ft of elevation change from Yosemite Valley to the 14,505ft summit of Mt. Whitney.  It was an incredible journey through the Sierra Nevada mountains, and an adventure I’ll never forget. I’ve created day by day accounts of this adventure on this blog, and am now ready to share the documentary video I put together as a compliment to those posts. I hope you enjoy watching this, and if you do, make sure to hit ‘thumbs up’ and leave me a comment here or on YouTube. Happy trails everyone!



Direct link: https://youtu.be/3vDpf7NDwTI


I’m Drew, creator of Trail to Peak. Trail to Peak brings content to life on the web through breath-taking photography and captivating video. I launched Trail to Peak in 2014 with a goal to inspire readers to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. I have traveled to 19 countries, walked Camino de Santiago, hiked the John Muir Trail, trekked through the Andes of Peru, and am constantly seeking new adventures in my home state of California. Joining me on my weekly adventures is my partner, Julia, our son, Owen, and our two goldendoodles, Isla and Lilly.

15 comments on “Watch My Backpacking The John Muir Trail Documentary!

  1. such an adventure!!!! PedroL

  2. Heading there next month… can’t wait to check out your video!

  3. One day! It is as gorgeous as I was afraid it would be!:)

  4. Just finished watching this and loved it. Thanks so much for putting in the many, many hours that it must have taken to edit this altogether. I love how video can give you such a sense of a place and what it is really like in a way that photos can not. Beautifully done, Drew!

    • Thanks! I’m glad to hear you liked it. It was a labor of love putting this together. Like you said, a video tells a story in a way that photos and text fail to. It’s also fun for me to relive the experience in this format.

  5. betsydionne

    Awesome! I’m inspired 😄

  6. Took me a while, but glad I finally watched. Amazing. Got me amped for Sequoia in September.

  7. Hiking the PCT was the best time of my life. You captured so many great memories of it here because the JMT portion was my favorite.

  8. I loved watching this! Im so excited to start vlogging again! Ive missed it so much, Id love to travel and post it on YouTube for everyone to see! Great video, loved it! -Steph (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAlB5cFM_T6-cYj3HIsyFAw/featured)

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