This is not a tent. It is a funnel for rain!
— JMT hiker at Sapphire Lake, describing his freestanding one-man shelter during an uncharacteristic multi-day storm
 

LOCATION

Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA

MILEAGE

~222 miles, on trail (211 on JMT + 11 to Whitney Portal)

TOTAL CLIMB: ~46,000'    TOTAL DESCENT: ~38,000'

DAYS: 20       SEASON: late august into sept

STARTING & ENDING TRAILHEADS

Happy Isles / Whitney Portal

Basecamp: Yosemite Valley, Lower Pines Campground

Map: Tom Harrison JMT Map-Pack

GuideBook: John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide, by Elizabeth Wenk from Wilderness Press

Best Documentary: Mile, Mile & A Half

& also watch: The Long Haul