Sharing the journey. One thru-hike at a time.
2016 SIERRA HIGH ROUTE
Avg. Daily Miles
*This mileage includes 17mi to resupply over Bishop Pass. The route itself is 195mi.
About The SHR: June 21st-July 13th
Most are familiar with the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Mountains of California. The Sierra High Route is the JMT’s big brother on steroids. I’ve included the JMT on here for reference of where the SHR goes. Note that the SHR is a route, meaning that much of the hike (~100mi) is cross country over talus, boulders, and alpine meadows. The more arduous navigation and hiking pays off in the solitude that is found in such remote places. I hiked with my friends Rockin’ and Why Not. We hiked early season, so there was plenty of snow to contend with still on the passes. The majority of the route is between 10,000-12,000ft. Mileages are significantly lower given the terrain and strenuous elevation gain/loss. Hope you enjoy the journey. This one was pretty grand!
BASE PACK WEIGHT: 16lbs. 12oz.
(inlcudes bear canister, ice axe, and microspikes)
Note: Posts are placed in order from most recent by default. I will reorder them chronologically once the hike is over.
Before The Hike
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
After The Hike