Backpacking and Climbing Resources

Maps and Printed Guides

John Muir Trail Related Resources

  • JMT Yahoo Group - Probably the largest 'socially' collected trove of JMT related information.
  • JMT Facebook Group - Nearly 3,000 members (at this time) and growing strong.
  • PCTA JMT maps and books page - The Pacific Crest Trail Association's maps and books page dedicated to the JMT. Includes high-resolution JMT trail elevation profile with labeled peaks and way points.

Pacific Crest Trail Related Resources

Raw Materials/MYOG (Make your own gear)

  • Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics - Supplier of outdoor fabrics and hardware (zippers and rings and snaps and such).
  • r/MYOG - a Reddit sub-reddit with discussion and links relevant to making your own gear.
  • LytW8 Free MYOG Plans - Jaime makes his own gear, documents the processes and puts PDF's up with plans and instructions.
  • Make your own stove - There's a million pages/links/videos out there explaining how to do this. This is one of them.
  • Ray Jardine - MYOG kits, plans and trip reports.

Trail Food

  • Packit Gourmet - Pre-packed trail meals, general grocery, cooking gear and meal planning.
  • r/TrailMeals - A Reddit sub-reddit devoted to outdoor food enthusiasts.
  • Wilderness Dining - Wide variety of backcountry food options.
  • Trail Cooking - Recipes, how-to's and buyer's guides for all things trail cooking.