Happy MUIRth Day!
As we celebrate John Muir’s birthday and come together on Earth Day to recognize the importance of environmental protection, we will be donating 15% of all sales from the next two days to the JMT Wilderness Conservancy. MUIR Energy was born in the high Sierras and our products are made with the purpose of pushing further out on the trail. “The mountains are calling and I must go” has proved to be an anthem for countless individuals, including MUIR Energy, and perhaps now that call is louder than ever. This is our chance to come together and to show we all care about the wilderness, wildlife, and waters surrounding the JMT and distinguishing Earth from the rest of the universe. Happy MUIR-th Day everyone!
The JMT Wilderness Conservancy Mission
Most of us are alarmed by what we read and hear about our changing climate. Nearly every community in America is managing its impacts, whether by wildfire, rising sea levels or extreme weather. Yes, we must stop whatever is causing global warming and adapt quickly to the changes we all face. But equally important, we must restore the natural systems necessary to sustain us, especially those in our oceans, rivers and high mountains. Stop climate change. Adapt quickly. Restore our complex natural systems to a sustainable balance. All three are connected. All three are essential.
Our Conservancy’s mission is grounded on the second and third legs of this three-legged stool— restore wilderness along the region traversed by the John Muir Trail; and adapt to the impacts of climate change in the region.
The John Muir Trail runs from Yosemite Valley (4,035’ elevation) approximately 213.7 miles to the summit of Mt. Whitney (14,505’ elevation).
May 17, 1915 by a bill in the California State Legislature, signed by Governor Hiram Johnson
July 1, 1908 (LeConte Expedition)
213.7 miles – From the terminus at the LeConte Memorial Lodge (now known as the Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center) to the summit of Mt. Whitney.
PUBLIC LANDS TRAVERSED:
Yosemite National Park
Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park
Inyo National Forest
Sierra National Forest
Devils Postpile National Monument
Ansel Adams Wilderness
John Muir Wilderness
HIGH SIERRA PASSES TRAVERSED:
Cathedral Pass (9,700’ elevation)
Donohue Pass (11,056’ elevation)
Island Pass (10,205’ elevation)
Silver Pass (10,895’ elevation)
Selden Pass (10,880’ elevation)
Muir Pass (11,995’ elevation)
Mather Pass (12,100’ elevation)
Pinchot Pass (12,130’ elevation)
Glen Pass (11,978’ elevation)
Forester Pass (13,180’ elevation – the highest pass traveled in America)
Mt. Whitney (14,505’ elevation – the tallest peak in the lower 48 States)
TOTAL CLIMB (traveling south): 46,000 feet
TOTAL DESCENT (traveling south): 38,000 feet