After several trips to the John Muir Wilderness and Kings Canyon NP, I'm convinced that this area has the prettiest hiking and climbing (great photos!) that I've been able to find in the US.
Can't add much to what others have already said. Mindblowing place with no end of things to discover, yet feels like coming home.
I'm glad the Owens was never developed so that we can still enjoy this country as a true wilderness.
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life." - John Muir, co-founder and first president of the Sierra Club
The essence of the High Sierra.
I first visited this area on July 28, 2015, and found it spectacular. I hope to make many more visits in the future -- though having two young kids will make it tough for the foreseeable future.
could spend my entire life here and not get bored.
The Sierra IS the best range out there! I feel very fortunate to have it as my backyard!
Like a mini Patagonia:)
What a gorgeous place! This was my first time there, with the purpose of hiking Mount Whitney. I would love to come back sooner than later and explore this giant playground of peaks and lakes. Absolutely gorgeous.
Spent lots of time in JM Wilderness.
I've been hiking here every year since 1998.
Go here all the time
Grew up a mile or so from this wilderness area, and I've been back many times as an adult to backpack and explore.
Hiked hundreds of miles in JM Wilderness. Especially love the area near South Lake and Lake Sabrina. Plan to spend many, many more hours in this glorious place.
So much to do
I absolutely love this area