The John Muir Trail (JMT) is arguably the most scenic and difficult of our nation's long distance trails. From it's southern terminus at Mt Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous US at 14,505 feet) to it's northern terminus in Yosemite Valley, the JMT traverses 211 miles though several national parks, forests and wilderness areas and crosses seven mountain passes above 11,000 feet with Forester Pass being the highest at 13,153 feet. If you're like me and can't get a two or three week vacation from work to hike the actual trail, this excellent, high quality video by John Amorosano is the next best thing. I highly recommend watching and it will only take up 85 minutes of your day.
John Muir Trail 2013 - A Journey Through The Range Of Light