In the summer of 2018, I had the opportunity to work in Glacier National Park. While working a full-time job, I also managed to cover 120 miles of trails alone in the grizzly territory.
Glacier National Park has close to 200 waterfalls in the park. Each spring when the snow melts in Glacier National Park, tiny trickles of water turn into winding creeks. As the water makes its way to the lakes, it often cascades over ledges, creating beautiful waterfalls.
Information about JMT permits, re-supply information, maps, and different apps to use are listed here on this page. For any additional information, please visit the Yosemite NPS website.
John Muir Trail Passes: 4 Safety Tips To Keep in Mind
In: Trail Notes
August 19, 2017 by Olya Andronova
John Muir Trail crosses 6 mountain passes over 11,000 feet from north to south, Donohue Pass, Muir Pass, Mather Pass, Pinchot Pass, Glen Pass, and Forrester Pass. Each pass on the John Muir Trail
John Muir Trail: 5 Top Altitude Sickness Prevention Tips
In: Trail Notes
August 18, 2017 by Olya Andronova
What is altitude sickness? What causes altitude sickness? Is it preventable? These are the questions we often don’t think about when we are backpacking, hiking, camping, skiing, or even driving at higher elevations.
On July 21, 2017, I embarked on a 200-mile journey to hike the John Muir Trail solo in the Sierra Nevada mountains that extends from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney. It took me 2 days to prepare for my trip and 21 days total to complete my entire journey.
Stream crossing is not something I thought much about prior to my 200 miles JMT trek in the Sierras. I did not take much into consideration water level and neither did I know anything about safely crossing the streams. Mentally, I was not prepared at all to what I actually experienced on the trail. I …
Tuolumne Meadows is a place I love exploring! It is a place I patiently wait almost all year long to open. Tuolumne Meadows is a place I love exploring more than any other areas in the park.
Hetch Hetchy Valley is a place I love to visit all year long. Visiting and exploring Hetch Hetchy is a special experience for me every time. It gives me the opportunity to explore, learn more about American Indians who have lived for more than 6,000 years, and the detailed history of O’Shaughnessy Dam and Power Project.