Obtaining a permit to hike the John Muir Trail is arguably the most difficult and frustrating aspect of planning for a JMT thru-hike. With this guide, I’ll walk you through the entire process. I also hope to give you a few key pointers and links to resources that I found useful in submitting for a permit on my John Muir Trail thru-hike.
I get a lot of questions and comments from readers asking me to recommend a pair of trail runners given a certain activity or foot type. I review and research shoes to a degree that some might find obsessive, but it allows me to offer a unique insight to those seeking assistance. In this post, I’m going to offer my advice to readers in the all important pursuit of picking out the best shoe for their outdoor activities and foot type.