John Muir Trail Medal

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Sponsoring Council

Orange County

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Summary

Through-trek the John Muir Trail, either from north (Happy Isles) to south (Whitney Portal), or from south to north, in one continuous 212 mile backpacking trek.

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Detailed Requirements

JOHN MUIR TRAIL (JMT) THROUGH TREK

This award was developed and sponsored by Troop 1210 (Foothills Church), Rancho Santa Margarita, California.


Requirements:

  1. Through-trek the John Muir Trail, either from north (Happy Isles) to south (Whitney Portal), or from south to north, 218.5 miles.

  2. Utilize up to four food re-supply options, either any of the JMT lateral trails (through trekkers may use support crews to carry in fuel and food, and haul out trash), or the following re-supply locations: Red’s Meadow, Vermilion Valley Resort or Muir Trail Ranch.

References:

1. Wenk, E and Morey K: John Muir Trail: The Essential Guide to Hiking America’s Most Famous Trail, Fourth Edition. Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 2007.