The John Muir Trail (JMT) is one of America's best known, most scenic, and treasured trails. It follows the Sierra Nevada crest from Yosemite National Park to Mt Whitney, (highest peak in the contiguous United States.) It is named after John Muir, naturalist, environmental philosopher and champion for the establishment of U.S. National Parks.
“My romance with the JMT began as a child — my parents spent their hard-earned vacations taking backpack trips with us four kids in the High Sierra. As a family we covered much of the Muir Trail and other peripheral areas. These trips set the stage for me as an artist later in life - on a quest — both captivated and captured by the grandeur, intimacy and mystery of Muir's amazing Range of Light.” —Faith Rumm
Rumm has so far completed four thru-hikes of the 211-mile trail, hoping to someday complete a fifth. The goal of creating 100 full size paintings is nearly complete.