Mid weight, 5.3 oz
100% combed cotton
Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimize shrinkage
WHAT'S THE STORY?
The 211 mile John Muir Trail in the shadow the the highest crest of the what Muir called the "Range of Light", became a major goal/destination during the "Back to Nature" movement of late 60's and early to mid 70's. No permits were required and we began to refer to the awesome and famous trail as "a freeway." It was over loved and it took government agencies many years to rein in the crowds and repair the damage. None-the-less, it was a great summer adventure for the more serious backpackers before thru-hiking the PCT was much of a thing. Because of the length and many formidable passes between Yosemite National Park and Mount Whitney, hikers wanted the most comfortable and lightest gear possible. The new A16 Hiphugger Packs, light weight Half Dome Tents and HGA (Highest Grade Available) Down Sleeping Bags were ideal for those in the know. We outfitted many thousands of JMT hikers in those early years and A16 gear was a common site along the trail. This c1973 photo taken just South of 1,000 Island Lake at the base of the Minarets, shows a number of hikers looking up at 12,942 Banner Peak. Just one of countless spectacular views along the JMT.