15 Baby Names in Honor of the John Muir Trail 0 70

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If your little soon-to-be trail warrior is due for an adventurous name, why not don the name of some of the lakes, passes, peaks, flora, or fauna from one of the most amazing trails in the United States – the John Muir Trail.

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Muir

After John Muir himself.

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Lyell

Named after the Lyell Canyon on the John Muir Trail. A easy day thru hike or a great addition to your JMT trek. If you haven’t heard of it, check out these photos.

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Mather

Mather Pass is yet another beautiful addition to the JMT. The first director of the National Park Service.

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Ansel

You’ve probably heard of Ansel Adams. His black and white photographs of iconic landscapes continue to be a staple in the landscape photography world.

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Parker

After Parker Pass on the JMT.

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Ridge

A long narrow elevated land formation. The ridge is often the most beautiful vantage point.

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Forrester

After the Forrester Pass. The last pass on the JMT and the highest.

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Joaquin

After the San Joaquin River that ambles near the JMT.

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Wilder

Because it might be the coolest name. Ever.

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Hiker

To walk or march a great distance. Hiker is a strong name or a boy or girl.

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Trekker

To journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas. A trekker is a very determined person.

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Whitney

A 14er, Mount Whitney is the completion of the trail and the goal of many on the trail.

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Banner

After Banner Peak on the JMT, Banner Peak is a beautiful and photogenic portion of the trail. Check out the photos here.

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Cedar

So many meanings, Cedar is a great name to stand for Cedar Grove on the JMT or Cedar tree.

 

With so many great names to choose from, we’re sure a couple will end up on your baby name list.

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