Ten Best Hikes In The World: #2

Another day, another entry in the Best Hike list of the Ten Best Hikes In The World. Today it’s #2: The John Muir Trail, which is a classic section of the Pacific Crest Trail.

Best Hike loves it because it “crosses Yosemite, Ansel Adams and John Muir wilderness, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks”, which in and of itself would be enough. But, there are other reasons to enjoy this hike as well, such as the incredible views over 11 high passes, the fact that it crosses seven ecological zone in the United States, generally great weather, and the fact that the wilderness pass is free!

Things to consider include the fact that water is plentiful, but you’ll need to bring a good filter, and water can be scarce in the dryer seasons. Also, you’ll want to bring your own stove, as their are fire restrictions in effect at all times, and great footwear is a must. They recommend bringing too sets of shoes. They also note that the marmots will eat anything you leave laying about, including your pack and that “the smartest bears in the world will be trying to get anything edible or that smells edible”.

That leaves just one hike left on the list. We’ll have to tune in tomorrow, on Christmas morning, to see what the Greatest Hike In The World actually is. I have my guess. Do you have one as well? If so, leave a comment!

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