Half The Weight, Twice The Fun: Hike The John Muir Trail

Find out what happens when four people hike the 221-mile John Muir Trail in just a week. Then learn how to bag the classic in more sensible lightweight fashion.

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The Hike: John Muir Trail in a Week

The Plan: Doing Ultralight Right

The Skills: Ultralight or Bust

The Menu: Be An Ultralight Gourmet

The Gear: Cut the Fluff