John Muir Trail 2016 - Bare Backpacking
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John Muir Trail 2016

John Muir Trail 2016

Explore With Us!

Follow Jodi and I as we begin our 207 Mile John Muir Trail thru-hike starting 2 August 2016. We spent a year planning, saving and purchasing equipment and food. We went out on gear shakedown hikes to see what worked and didn’t work…now it is time to put our efforts to the test. Most importantly it is time for us to enjoy the great outdoors…because…”The wilderness is my medicine and I must take it often!”


Map Info

The map below should show you our current location and planned routes. The current location is indicated by a blue diamond. The routes are colored to separate one days planned hike from another. The yellow routes are zero days where we plan to relax and enjoy Gods creation and go nowhere.

Mouse over and click on a route…a pop out box should show you the date we are supposed to be on that particular trail, the number of days we are into our hike and the miles we plan to travel on that day. Example: 2 Aug, D-1, 8.61 miles

If this works well you should also see a green track showing our actual route vs planned route. This updates every 10 minutes.

When you see a little message symbol, click on it and read what we had to say at that spot.

The symbols are as follows:

Tipi: Planned camping location

Blue Squares: Passes we will go through

Cabin: Place we will stay either off trail or for an extended period

Water Valve: Water Source

Truck: Pickup/Drop off location

Fork & Spoon: Resupply Locations…where we get more food…Yum

Mountain Peak: We will summit Mt. Whitney to watch the sunrise on the 30th of August to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!!!!

If all goes according to plan we will exit the trail on 1 Sept at Cottonwood Pass.

Let’s Do This!

Wish us luck and look for some Vlogs and Blogs about our adventure!

Thank you for sharing in this with us…leave a comment below and subscribe to this blog to share in our future explorations.  

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Retired military loving being Freee in the great outdoors!
Bobby Burgess

Retired military loving being Freee in the great outdoors!

  • Peggy Ziegler
    Posted at 18:06h, 01 August

    So excited to follow you on this big adventure!

    • Bobby Burgess
      Posted at 00:34h, 17 September

      Thank you Peggy.
      We are finally back and Jodi is right back at work and I’m just now gathering data to write posts. This was a trip of a life time.
      Cheers Bobby

  • Jack & Robin Grenfell
    Posted at 20:35h, 01 August

    Jodi and Bobby, we wish you a wonderful adventure filled with God’s grace and blessings as you enjoy his beautiful creation!!! We pray for safety, relaxation and fellowship for the two and you and with God! Love, Jack & Robin 🙂

  • Jackie Green
    Posted at 23:13h, 05 August

    Wow! Have fun you two.

  • Jackie Green
    Posted at 23:13h, 05 August

    Stay safe and enjoy

    • Bobby Burgess
      Posted at 00:32h, 17 September

      Thanks for the comment. We had a great time. I’m slowly gathering our data so I can start making posts about our trip. It was a trip of a lifetime. We hiked 6-10 miles a day, saw all kinds of wildlife, including a bear… I hope all is well with you. Cheers Bobby

  • Todd Schauder
    Posted at 22:45h, 10 August

    I have been tracking your progress. Hope to hear lots of great stories from my B.F.I.T.W.W.W. Hope you and Jodi have a great and safe trip.

    • Bobby Burgess
      Posted at 00:30h, 17 September

      Thanks Todd…the trip was awesome!


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