Hiking cross country between Twin Island Lakes and Blue Lake Pass on the Sierra High Route is all about navigating on a micro scale.
Total Miles: 8.72 Cumualtive Miles: 244 Elevation Gain: 2819 ft Elevation Loss: 2948 ft Camp: Twin Island Lake I watch the helicopter overhead and it
We hike Beck Lakes Trail right after it is opened. It had been closed for much of the summer because of the Lions Fire. Then it is more cross country over Nancy Pass and beyond.
Stanton Pass is perhaps the trickiest part of the Sierra High Route. Can we make it?
Sky Pilot Col is tougher then I thought it would be
I am clinging to a refrigerator-sized boulder in an almost vertical crack. My feet slide a little on the sand and small sized talus stacked at angle of repose. Ray is up higher in the crack trying to see if we can get up. My thoughts vacillate between