Niki and Lorin Explore the John Muir Trail

Taking a Break on the Most Remarkable Hike in the United States

Start: July 1st, 2020
Fundraising Goal: $3,000

 
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The 211 mile John Muir Trail is agreed upon by many outdoor enthusiasts as the “trail you’ll never forget through the finest mountain ranges in the United States.” This hike covers 14,000 ft mountain passes, wilderness passes rarely touches by humans, thousands of lakes, and granite mountain giants waiting to be discovered.

Accomplishing the John Muir Trail would be impossible without clean water. This is why Niki and Lorin are raising $3,000 towards clean water.

 

What is the John Muir Trail?

The John Muir Trail (JMT) starts in an American treasure, the Yosemite National Park and continues for 211 miles through wilderness areas and National Parks ending at the tallest peak in the continental United States, Mount Whitney at 14,496ft. The trail is pristine and attracts people from all over the world.

Inexperienced and experienced hikers are recommended to enjoy every mile of the hike because of the mountains and forests they will be able to experience. Hikers need to spend some time beforehand or taking the first few days slow because they will rarely dip below 8,000ft in altitude.


To see updates on their trip, please click below.

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Wilderness by Wilderness

Yosemite National park

Famous for its granite giants and thousands of waterfalls. Hikers will navigate scrambles, lakes, and rock faces.

John Muir Wilderness

Expansive glacially carved terrain created the wilderness of year round snow capped mountains and deep canyons.

Kings Canyon National PArk

Home to deep valleys and flower-filled meadows. This park was named “Rival of Yosemite” by John Muir.

Sequoia National Park

Home to a forest of giants, sequoia trees tower skyscrapers and block out the sun.


Who is Niki Gajjar and Lorin

Lorin and Niki met in their high school journalism class, where they hit it off after talking about the outdoors and the film that Lorin was working on.
They love to hike in North Georgia together and drive to the mountains at 4 in the morning to catch the sunrise and go on adventures whenever they can. Niki studies the ecosystem, while Lorin photographs it.

 

Why Clean Water

Niki and Lorin’s ability to do long distance hikes, definitely in remote locations, would not be possible without clean water. There will be many times during the JMT where water is hard to find and needs to be filtered. They are dedicating this hike to explore and help people gain access to clean drinking water. Here is a video showing where every donation is going.