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2016 Kings Canyon High Basin Route Journal
Avg. Daily Miles
*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
Off To Tackle One More High RouteAugust 4th Well, it’s been quite a summer. In the last 6wks Rockin’, Why Not, and I...
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 1: Up And At ‘Em
Day 2: The Best Kind Of Tired
Day 3: Another Fun One
Day 4: Roads End Resupply
Day 5: Back Up Bubbs
Day 6: Whew! Made It Over King Col
Day 7: Beetlejuice Day
Day 8: Three Before Lunch!
Day 9: Polar Opposites
Day 10: Oh My Goddard
Day 11: Winding Down, Going Up
Day 12: Ending Full Circle
After The Hike