High Sierra and Mt Whitney Adventure
Founder, Stefan Kocev, believes that there is therapeutic value in Adventure Therapy, and when it comes to great hikes in California, one of the most rewarding treks is the John Muir Trail. Recently, Stefan took the men in extended care to the High Sierra’s to climb its highest peak, Mt. Whitney. While these newly sober men were often challenged to push through various mental and physical limitations as they trudged through two mountain passes they felt a great deal of satisfaction when they finally arrived at the Muir Trail Hut. The hut was constructed by the Sierra Club in 1930, and serves not only as a memorial to John Muir, but as an emergency shelter for hikers and backpackers as well. The shelter is located at the mid-point of the John Muir Trail (JMT) section of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). It’s well above tree line in a forbidding moonscape of rock. After this memorable hike the men couldn’t help but feel a deep sense of connection as they relaxed and swam in the lake.