The John Muir Trail is a beautiful 221 mile trail that winds through Yosemite, the John Muir Wilderness, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. It starts at Yosemite and ends at Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48. The trail crosses alpine lakes, mountain rivers, and mountain peaks. I'm looking forward to it.
I don't have any firm dates planned yet. Don't know if it'll be the summer of 2016 or the summer of 2017. But I'm doing it. I'm doing it as soon as I can. I'm in the early stages of planning--slowly buying equipment, planning how long I'll take, getting in shape, etc.
One thing that I'm looking for is a partner. Someone (or someones) to go with me. If no one does, no biggie. Solitude certainly has its benefits. But if there's anyone who is interested in accompanying, if only for a portion, let me know. If you have any experience you'd like to impart to me, I welcome it all. If you have spare gear, I'd love it.