Four writer/photographer teams were given the enviable task of hiking and blogging a section of the JMT last August. Each team spent eight days on the trail, which was divided into four sections so that the whole trail was covered.
If you only have time to check out a little of the site, at least see this video, which does more than give a nice recap of the project. It gives you a wonderful sense of the misery and joy the eight, mostly-novice hikers experienced. It also offers some inspiring insights into why people hike.
Here’s writer Diana Marcum described her hike:
“It’s harder than you think it’s going to be, but you’re tougher and more capable of things than you ever imagined.”
This site is more than just a collection of blogs, and it’s easy to see why it won an Edgie.