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    Guthook's John Muir Trail Guide is a smartphone guide for your hike on the John Muir Trail. NO INTERNET OR CELL PHONE COVERAGE is needed after the initial app setup. Following on the success of the popular Guthook's Guide series for the Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail Hiker covers the 210.5 mile John Muir Trail from Happy Isles in Yosemite National Park to the summit of Mt. Whitney. It also includes the entire Mt. Whitney Trail (10.4 mile trail from Whitney Portal to Mt. Whitney summit) and many side trails. The various JMT exit or 'bail-out' side trails are mapped as well.

    John Muir Trail Hiker use a combination of your phone's GPS, downloaded topo maps, and the Google Maps interface to accurately locate your position on the trail. No phone service? Not a problem -- your phone's GPS pinpoints your location on top of topo maps downloaded as part of the app.

    A bright red line indicates the location of the main trail on the map. Side trails are indicated in blue. Waypoints of interest to the hiker are plotted on the map. There are also markers on the map every mile or kilometer of the trail track.

    The elevation profile shows trail distance vs elevation and plots your current location on the trail. Each waypoint is plotted on the profile. Each waypoints is clickable, opening to the waypoint's detail page.

    The guidebook lists every waypoint in order by distance along the trail.

    Each waypoint includes a detail page, providing further details about that particular waypoint. Details include the waypoint's mileage point and elevation, photographs of the waypoint, distance northbound and southbound to the next water source, a Trail Register where you may post comments and read other users' comments, and other details that will help you during your hike, and help you plan your hike.

    The types of waypoints include:
    -->Water sources (including the reliability of each water source)
    -->Resupply locations
    -->Exit points
    -->Tenting sites/camping sites
    -->Trail junctions
    -->Parking areas along the trail
    -->Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
    -->Roads,fences, gates
    -->Natural landmarks, such as mountain passes and meadows
    -->Privies/restrooms
    -->Restaurants, stores, lodging
    -->Views

    Side Trails:
    -Baxter Pass
    -Bear Ridge (to Lake Edison)
    -Bishop Pass
    -Blayney Meadows
    -Cascade Valley/Fish Valley Alternate
    -Charlotte Lake
    -Darwin Bench
    -Devils Postpile
    -Duck Pass
    -Edison Lake (to ferry and to Vermilion Valley Resort)
    -Evolution Crossing Alternate
    -Florence Lake Ferry
    -Half Dome
    -Isberg Pass Alternate
    -Kearsarge Pass (to Onion Valley)
    -Rainbow Falls (at Reds Meadow)
    -Mist Trail
    -Mount Whitney Trail
    -Muir Ranch
    -Pacific Crest Trail Alternate
    -Panorama Trail (to Glacier Peak Trailhead)
    -Piute Pass
    -Reds Meadow
    -Sawmill Pass
    -Shepherd Pass
    -Sunrise Lakes/Tenaya Lake Trailhead

    Resupply Info:
    -Yosemite Village
    -Tuolumne Meadows
    -Lee Vining
    -Red's Meadow
    -Mammoth Lakes, CA
    -Vermillion Valley Resort
    -Muir Trail Ranch
    -Bishop, CA
    -Independence, CA
    -Lone Pine, CA

    About the John Muir Trail: The John Muir Trail, or JMT, is revered as one of the most pristine and beautiful trails in the world. The 210.5 mile trail makes its way through the heart of the Sierra Nevada Range in Central California. Much of the trail is above 10,000 feet elevation and is quite steep, making this a rather difficult trail. Most hikers hike the JMT southbound, beginning at Happy Isles in Yosemite National Park, and ending at the summit of the highest peak in the "lower 48" -- Mt. Whitney. It takes about 2-3 weeks to hike the entire trail (some hikers are faster, some are slower). Many hikers complete the entire trail in one go, and countless others enjoy hiking a few miles along the trail via the many remote side trails that branch off the JMT.

    Also available:
    Guthook's Pacific Crest Trail Guide
    Guthook's Tahoe Rim Trail Guide
    Mount Whitney Guide

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    Users comments for Guthook's JMT Guide

    Jim Chapman

    by Jim Chapman

    Aug 25, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great app for JMT hikers to avoid getting lost. I love that it tells you the distance to your next destination as well as tell you elevation at locations. I would not hike without this app.

    Olivia Moore

    by Olivia Moore

    Aug 24, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Amazing app! Helped me quite a few times on the JMT last year when snow was covering the trail for miles.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Used this app on my jmt thru hike from cottonwood pass nobo all the way to yosemite in 2017. Really helped me navigate through all of the snow this year and helped me plan for water and campsites (as long as they weren't frozen or snow covered). I would definitely recommend to anyone planning a JMT hike

    Doug Boyd, Artist

    by Doug Boyd, Artist

    Aug 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I used the Guthook JMT app from Yosemite south to the Bishop Pass Junction and through the several snow fields it kept me on track. I also loved the water source points on the map. Great source to have on trail.

    Gorilla Gomez

    by Gorilla Gomez

    Aug 05, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Essential. Easy. Saved me when I could not see the trail. Money well spent.

    Matthew Richards

    by Matthew Richards

    Jul 16, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Guthook is the thru hikers choice.