Cant say enough, love this book.
There is no indication of mileage, and side trails are not shown except where they appear on the underlying USGS topos (and how accurate are those?).
Also, the maps in the book are black and white and much much much too small to actually read/use easily--buy the Tom Harrison maps for the JMT.
This is hands down the best book about this trail! All the fancy new books make you do a lot of flipping back and forth between sections and it makes me crazy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Heather Anderson
I used this book for my 2007 hike along the JMT. It has excellent overviews of the trail and good planning for the trip. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by M. Rogge
A disclaimer: I have not used this book to hike the JMT.
The trail description seem adequate, as far as I can tell. Read more
DO NOT EVEN LOOK AT THIS VILE,PESTILENT BOOK! IT WILL GET YOU LOST IN THE WILDERNESS! The author may be a very fine fellow, and is probably a better backpacker than I am, but he... Read morePublished on August 7, 2004 by Amazon User
First it is important for me to respond to David Sloan from Menlo Park, CA. This is not the venue to display your ignorance of distance backpacking and/or backpacking guides in... Read morePublished on August 27, 2003 by Restless