20 Photos to Inspire Through-Hiking the California Sierras

As one of my first long distance through-hikes, the John Muir Trail blew me away with unbeatable scenery and diverse landscapes!

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We included Cloud’s Rest in our 20-day itinerary!

We included Cloud’s Rest in our 20-day itinerary!

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So many glacial lakes

So many glacial lakes

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A detour to Half Dome

A detour to Half Dome

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Mountains extending endlessly

Mountains extending endlessly

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A beautiful campsite for soaking in the rays!

A beautiful campsite for soaking in the rays!

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Our final day submitting Mt Whitney

Our final day submitting Mt Whitney

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Incredible views from a dozen passes!

Incredible views from a dozen passes!

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Cathedral Peak in the distance

Cathedral Peak in the distance

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Lunch spot with some mood

Lunch spot with some mood

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No official campsite needed here!

No official campsite needed here!

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Living life on the edge from Half Dome

Living life on the edge from Half Dome

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A start to a beautiful day in the mountains

A start to a beautiful day in the mountains

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Teeth brushing views

Teeth brushing views

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Every direction is magic

Every direction is magic

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The climb is always worth the view

The climb is always worth the view

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Stunning passes with clear weather is unbeatable

Stunning passes with clear weather is unbeatable

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Always looking back with views like this

Always looking back with views like this

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Enjoying our last day on the trail

Enjoying our last day on the trail

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So many good snack spots

So many good snack spots

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Always on the move!

Always on the move!

USAMikaela Gregory