This year, in addition to conducting Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail hiker surveys, I’ve decided to also conduct a John Muir Trail Hiker Survey to serve as a resource for future JMT hikers and to get a similar (yet I suspect quite different) perspective on thru-hiking through the lens of a much shorter trail (albeit still quite an undertaking).
So if you hiked all (or part) of the John Muir Trail in 2021, fill out the survey here!
If you hiked the John Muir Trail this year (2021), as a thru-hiker or section hiker, this survey is for you. It doesn’t matter whether you completed the entire JMT (i.e. if you got off early or section hiked), the survey needs your input!
If you are still hiking the JMT, please wait to fill out the survey (and also, good luck – there’s a serious storm rolling through). Responses will be accepted for the next several weeks, so don’t worry about not being able to fill it out because you are still on the trail (or heading home from the trail).
Answer each to the best of your ability, and don’t worry if your answers aren’t exact. If a question does not apply to you or you have no response, SKIP THE QUESTION (you can use the up/down arrows to navigate between questions).
For best results, complete on a desktop or laptop computer.
THANK YOU in advance for taking the time to fill this out. Your time and answers are very much appreciated.