Backpacking the John Muir Trail with Riley Smith

September 12, 2019 Lori Prima, Riley Smith Season 1 Episode 40
Backpacking the John Muir Trail with Riley Smith
Show Notes

Riley Smith talks with me about making the transition from day hiker to backpacker, backpacking basics, international hiking experiences and what it was like to thru hike the John Muir Trail (JMT). We chat about permits, water crossings, resupply, hiking tips and his favorite section of the JMT. 

The JMT is 211 miles long and runs (mostly in conjunction with the PCT) from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney, in California. The trail goes through the Sierra Nevada and passes through what are considered some of the most beautiful places of America's National Park and Public Lands: Yosemite, John Muir and Ansel Adams Wildernesses, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks.

Riley also talks about why he started his Broken Laces podcast, completing his first season and what is next for him - both for hiking and the show.

Connect with Riley:
Facebook: Broken Laces
Instagram: @brokenlacespodcast
Web: Broken Laces Podcast
Learn more about the JMT here

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast, @lori_the_explorer
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast

Email Lori at hikepodcast@gmail.com

Special thank you to Isabella for being a show patron!

Music track "Two Mountains at a Time" from Live at the Fillmore by Pachyderm, used under the Creative Commons license. 

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