Thru-hiking any trail is already a big task. Add in the roadblocks of a pandemic, and it becomes an even bigger adventure.
During the summer of 2020, as a global pandemic was unraveling, Billy Yang (and two friends) set out to hike the 211-mile John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
“We started in Cottonwood Pass — about 30 miles before the official start at Mount Whitney — and took a total of 14 days to make it to Yosemite Valley. Take the journey with us through the highs and lows of the thru-hike,” wrote Yang on his YouTube channel.
Yang boils down their pandemic hiking experience into a fun, humorous, and raw 53-minute film. Thinking about thru-hiking next season? Give it a watch.