The hike to Potato Mountain via Every Canyon Trail is one of my favorites for quick local outings. At 4.4 miles with 1165ft of climbing, it’s a great way to train for more demanding hikes and backpacking trips. Gaining all 1165 in one mile, this route is a real leg burner!
In this post I’ll outline how to plan and prepare for your John Muir Trail itinerary to custom fit your needs and goals. I’ll also share which resources I used to help plan my itinerary and keep myself on pace each day on the trail. As a hiker that finished the JMT in 11 days, this post is going to be focused on helping those of you who are interested in finishing the John Muir Trail in a similar number of days.
Putting together a daily meal plan for the John Muir Trail was one of the greater challenges for me in my preparation for the trail. In this guide, I will break down my daily and total food planning for the JMT. I will also include information on how to resupply while on the trail.