The Sierra High Route California
We hiked the Sierra High Route in August and September 2018. With some extra miles added, we hiked 273 miles in 27 days with 125,000 feet of ascent and descent. We both gave it everything we had physically and mentally. We were challenged by wild fires, getting sick, climbing with exposure, sliding down steep snowfields, and hiking for miles on talus the size of shopping carts, refrigerators, and small cars. But the beauty of the Sierras is mind-blowing and holds a special place in my heart. Here is the story of our trip through a video produced by Ray and my daily blogs.
- Sierra High Route – Let the Journey Begin
- Day 1: Grinning and Bearing It To Roads End
- Day 2: Climbing High and Off Trail We Go!
- Day 3: Upper Glacier Lake to Marion – Is That Blue for Real?
- Day 4: Over Frozen Lake and Mather Passes
- Day 5: Veins of the Earth/Masses of Passes
- Day 6: Zero Day at Parcher’s Resort and Bishop, CA
- Day 7: Hike to Lake Below Muir Pass and the Memory of Smell
- Day 8: Below Muir Pass to Darwin’s Bench
- Day 9: Darwin Bench to Bishop, CA – Miles and Miles of Talus Piles
- Day 10: Bishop to Elba Lake
- Day 11: Elba Lake to Brown Bear Lake, It’s a Mental Game (Mostly)
- Day 12: Brown Bear Lake to Lower Mills Lake, A Day of Mindfulness
- Day 13: Upper Mills Creek Lake to Vermilion Valley Resort, How the Hole Did It Form?
- Day 14: Zero Day at the Hiker’s Haven, aka Vermilion Valley Resort
- Day 15: Vermilion Valley Resort to Laurel Lake, Tinman and the Memory Bank
- Day 16: Laurel Lake to Cotton Lake, Will We Need to Change our Plan?
- Day 17: Cotton Lake to Deer Lake, A Fire in the Sky
- Day 18: Deer Lake to Reds Meadow Resort, Can We Get Down the Crest?
- Day 19: A Zero Day at Reds Meadow Resort and a Flip Flop Decision
- Day 20: Tuolumne Meadows to Cascade Lake, Chute, Can We Get Out?
- Day 21: Cascade Lake to Soldier Lake, One Step Forward and Two Steps Back
- Day 22: Soldier Lake to Twin Lakes and the Testiest Pass (Stanton)
- Day 23: Reds Meadow to Iceberg Lake, I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain
- Day 24: Iceberg Lake to Twin Island Lakes, It Can All Change in a Second
- Day 25: Reading Landscape Between Northern Twin Island lake and Foerster Creek
- Day 26
- Day 27
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