Rob Davis and Ron Shrieves will give a presentation at the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club sponsored program about backpacking on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This will take place Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 PM at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. This program is free and the public is invited.

The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of the world’s most spectacular treks and is North America’s best known mid-distance walking trail. It runs for 216 miles through the high Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney (14,496 ft), the highest peak in the USA outside Alaska. The trail, named after the founder of the Sierra Club, is entirely through the unspoiled wilderness of the American West and passes through three National Parks, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia — a land of dramatic towering peaks, tranquil mountain lakes, cascading rivers and ancient forests. Last summer, a group of five hikers, including four from Knoxville, did a 9-day backpack over a portion of this stunningly beautiful trail. Davis and Shrieves were two of them and will share photos and their experiences from the adventure.
For additional information contact Mac Post, mpost3116@aol.com865-806-0980.