2017 Expedition & Book

Pacific Crest Trail • John Muir Trail
• 3,000 Miles  • 5 Mountains
• John Muir Way, Birthplace, Dunbar, Scotland
One Mission: Pay it Forward 
*10% of corporate sponsorship revenues will help support Youth Diversity Programs through our community partners.

In the Footsteps of John Muir

Following in Muir’s footsteps, John Colver, Mountain Guide and author of Fit By Nature and Fit to Climb, will set off in March 2017 on a six-month, 3000-mile expedition connecting the forests, wilderness and mountains of the western United States. The journey will include summit climbs of the highest peaks in California, Oregon and Washington, as well as the two highest peaks in the lower 48 states - all while walking along the Pacific Crest Trail and the John Muir Trail, part of the the US National Trail System from the Southern to Northern USA borders.
After climbing Mt. Rainier, John will lead a celebration hike from Mt. Rainier to Seattle to raise awareness for Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust's efforts to preserve the iconic 1.5 million-acre greenway in central Washington.
The Expedition capstone event will be a coast-to-coast hike across Scotland on the John Muir Way trail and finishing at John Muir's birthplace in Dunbar.

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Featured Partner:
Mountains to Sound
Greenway Trust
Acts on John Muir's Legacy to Conserve 1.5-Million Acres

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We are pleased to partner with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust to actively protect an iconic 1.5 million-acre landscape of open space, from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington, in a rapidly urbanizing area. 
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust works to conserve and enhance the landscape, while ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. To establish a landscape supported by a broad cross-section of society, working together as an effective coalition to preserve this heritage for all diverse generations. 

The future assured: Youth Diversity Nature Programs in the Mountains to sound greenway

The future assured: Youth Diversity Nature Programs in the Mountains to sound greenway


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Colver's Gear Guide

See what John Colver is wearing for the PCT
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uperfeet insoles for comfort and stability