Luana Coonen Jewelry

Out of Office: hiking the JMT!

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To celebrate 10 years of being in business I'm giving myself a treat: taking a month off (during my peak season) to hike the John Muir Trail! This has been a bucket list item of mine for 13 years or so and I've just never quite figured out how to take the time off or find the right hiking partner. Well, everything fell into place this year, and quite the adventure it will be! 


Where is the John Muir trail? 
We (our party of four) will be hiking the entire trail, 211 miles through the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. Starting at Yosemite National Park, and ending at the Summit of Mt. Whitney (elevation 14505 ft). We will hike through the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon National Park, John Muir Wilderness, as well as Yosemite National Park. 

What services will you have? 
We will have no phone reception, no stores, no towns, just the clothes on our back and the food in our pack. Pitching tents every night, just the way I like to do it! We send ourselves shipments of food to pick up every week through well placed locations along the trail, and have a satellite phone for emergencies, but other than that, just hiking through one of Americas most beautiful trails. 


So... what about the jewelry? 
Well... I won't be receiving emails or phone calls so I won't be able to process new orders. You are welcome to email me so you are in the queue for responses asap, as well as place an order while I am gone, shipping dates are as follows: 

Order ETAs (date indicates estimated shipping date/range) 
-Encasements (jewelry with plastic and/or natural specimens): 08/27-08/31
-all metal necklaces: 08/27
-studs earrings & non-stone rings: 08/29-09/05
-earrings and necklaces with stones: 08/29-09/05
-engagement rings, wedding bands with stones: 08/31-09/14 (email around 08/20 for ETA)


Apologies if my closure throws a wrench in your plans! Those one in a life opportunities only come up.... once in a life time! I'll be back in late August to answer your emails, filfill orders, and I'll probably be brimming with new inspiration. But until then.... happy trails!