John Muir Trail: Camping Above Guitar Lake

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  • Activities:

    Backpacking

  • Skill Level:

    Advanced

  • Season:

    Summer

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Scenic

This campsite is located at mile 206 of the John Muir Trail.

Plan your last night to be spent near Guitar Lake at one of the unnamed lakes just a half mile above it along the trail. You'll find sun late into the afternoon and it serves as a great basecamp to hit Mt. Whitney for sunrise early on your final morning on the JMT.

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