2016 Kings Canyon High Basin Route Journal

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*This mileage includes 21mi for resupply down Bubbs Creek to Roads End. The route itself is 128mi.

About The KCHBR: Aug 5th-17th

The Kings Canyon High Basin Route is a 128mi, mostly cross country route in the Sierra. There is a lot of elevation gain/loss on this one and plenty of talus, boulders, and scree to contend with. Know that our pace is considered aggressive by most and take that into consideration if using this to plan your own KCHBR. We chose to break it up with a resupply at Roads End, where we had a car. It was more lengthy than exiting at Onion Valley, but worked logistically for our situation.

BASE PACK WEIGHT: 15lbs. 11.6oz.
(includes 2lb 9oz bear canister)

Before The Hike

On The Horizon For 2016…

Let The Drumroll Begin! For 2016-2017 I’ll be hiking several high routes, the Wonderland Trail, and then heading down under. I’ll be in Australia and New Zealand this fall and I can’t wait!

During The Hike

Day 10: Oh My Goddard

Aug 15th Along Goddard Creek(98.6)-Horseshoe Creek Campsite(106.7) Mileage: 8.1mi Campsite...

Day 9: Polar Opposites

Aug 14th On JMT before LeConte Ranger Station(83.1)-Along Goddard Creek(98.6) Mileage: 15.5mi...

Day 7: Beetlejuice Day

Aug 12th Tarn below King Col (52.2)-Tarn below Cartridge Pass(66.4) Mileage: 14.2mi Campsite...

Day 5: Back Up Bubbs

Aug 10th Roads End/Sentinel Campground (36.5)-Charlotte Lake(41.5) Mileage: 15mi(5mi on route,...

Day 4: Roads End Resupply

Aug 9th East Lake(34.5)-Junction Meadow(36.5) *then Bubbs Creek side trail to Roads End/Sentinel...

Day 3: Another Fun One

Aug 8th Talus Creek(23.2)-East Lake(34.5) Mileage: 11.3mi Campsite Elevation: 9444ft Back to back...

Day 1: Up And At ‘Em

Aug 6th Twin Lakes Trailhead(0)-Pterodactyl Pass(11.1) Mileage: 11.1mi Campsite Elevation:...

After The Hike


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