Compressed version - Elizabeth Wenk's JMT mileage-elevation data points
- Elizabeth Wenk and Wilderness Press have been kind enough to allow us to include in the files section of this group an Excel spreadsheet file showing the milepost and elevation of every campsite, trail junction, bearbox and ranger station along the entire JMT. I have reformatted this information so that it is easier to bring on the trail. It now can be found in both PDF and Word format in the files section of the group under the names:
Compressed data points JMT SoBo.pdf
Compressed data points JMT SoBo.doc
Either of these can be printed double-sided on 2 sheets of paper (or single-sided on four). It is arranged in 4 columns. I tend to cut mine into 4 strips per page and fold the strips so that they fit in a shirt pocket. Or trim the strips slightly and fit them into a small 4-mil Ziplock (it will fit the 3x5 size well).
I've also included a nice elevation graphic courtesy of Brian O'Kelly.
The (highly recommended) book is:
John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America's Most Famous Trail (John Muir Trail) (Paperback), 4th Edition, ISBN 0-89997-436-8, 256 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, $17.95 by Elizabeth Wenk with Kathy Morey
To order from Amazon.com
To find a local independent bookstore near you
or call 800-443-7227
- By the way, if anyone notes errors, or significant information to add,
let me know and I will update these documents. In particular, I'd
like to add info on the location of all the bridges (I have added some
but not taken the time to do all), note difficult fords, add fishing
Just make a private reply adn I will keep track of corrections. They
may not get made this hiking season, but I'll make them for next year.
Formatting suggestions will also be considered (e.g., does the shading
look too dark on a home printer).
John Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
415-648-9279 (voice and fax)