The text portion of the site has been created to print easily without any special adjustments on the users part. Both the main text and the side-bar will print, but images and other graphics will not. Links will not be active, of course, but they will be underlined so that the user can still see that they were links.
The Pictorial Section has not been optimized for printing. There is very little text and the images are optimized for viewing on the web. They are too low resolution for printing, in any case. If you want to print the Pictorial Section, you're on your own.
With 63 pages, this is a long section, and there are no links to jump around in it. However, the pages are sequentially numbered, so the viewer could jump by manually adjusting the URL page number. For example, if you're on page pict_12.htm, you could jump 20 pages by manually typing in pict_32.htm.
This site is laid out in a linear fashion. Navigate from one page to the next by using the "previous" and "next" links at the bottom of the page. Jump from one major topic to the next either by the navigation menu in the top banner or the one at the bottom of the page. The top banner has a few more topics than the bottom menu, but both take you to essentially the same areas of the site. The links below should resolve any remaining questions:
Major Sections of the Site
The site has two major divisions: the Text section and the Pictorial section. You can easily tell which you're in because the Text section has a fiery mountain sunset at the top and sky blue surround color, whereas the Pictorial section has a more subdued green mountain header and surrounding color the same shade of green. The only two exceptions are the "About" page and the current page, "Site-Help." These are under the top Pictorial menu, but have blue themes instead of green ones.
Home — Not much to say, this is the first page of the site, and it is only one page. Clicking on the "Hiking the JMT" logo on any page, also brings you "Home."
Planning — The first of 5 sub-topics. All the "before the hike" info is here. 2 pages.
Conditioning — Just a few thoughts about getting into trail shape. 1 page.
Food — How to make your food plan, what to take and how to carry it. 3 pages.
Gear — What gear you'll need and where to get it. 4 pages.
Testing — Why you should test your plans and gear. 1 page.
Trail Log — Essentially, trail logs and anecdotes from our hike in 2003. 13 pages.
Camps — Practical camping, cooking and sleeping on the trail. This, and the next two sub-topics are trail tips. 3 pages.
Animals — Info about bears, rodents, insects and more.
Trail Life — Info about hygiene, safety and first aid.
Photo Hike — Pictures of the JMT arranged sequentially along the trail route with topo locator information. 63 pages.
Contact Info — Another link to the contact us page.
About us — Some info about Ron and Craig. An exception to the green Pictorial theme, this page has a blue background and "fiery" mountains.
Site Help — A link to this page, but hey, you're already here! Another exception with a blue background.
Bottom Navigation Menu
Home — Same as the top menu, this is the first page of the site, and it has only one page.
Preparation — Like the top menu, starts at the first page of Planning, but continues on to include the sub-topics of Conditioning, Food, Gear and Testing. 14 pages total.
Trail Logs — Same as the top menu: trail logs from our hike in 2003. 13 pages.
Techniques — Practical trail tips. Starts with the Camp sub-topic and continues on to include, Animals, and Trail Life.
8 pages total.
Pictorial — Same as the "Photo Hike" link in the top menu. This is a photo tour of the JMT. 63 pages.
Site Help — Same as the top menu, a link to this page.
Copyright — Link to copyright info on the "About" page.
Contact info — A link to the "contact us" page located in the top menu under the Pictorial section, and at the bottom of each page in the gray footer area.