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)
Before The Hike
On The Horizon For 2016…
Wired’s New Site Is LIVE!!!
5 Days til Start Date…Sierra High Route
3 Days til Start Date…Gear Update
1 Day til Start Date…Recharging In Big Sur
Bonus Post: Walking With Greg!
During The Hike
Day 1: Let’s Get This Party Started
Day 2: Aggressive Itinerary
Day 3: Using The Buffer
Day 4: Temporarily Displaced
Day 5: This Might Not Be For Me…
Day 6: Looking Up, Going Down
Day 7: Zero In Bishop
Day 8: Feeling At Home
Day 9: Trail Day!
Day 10: Slowly Overcoming Fears
Day 11: Feather (Pass) In Our Hiking Caps
Day 12: Living The High Life
Day 13: Shout Of Relief!
Day 14: Mixed Up To Reds Meadow
Day 15: Zero In Mammoth Lakes
Day 16: Nancy Pass Day
Day 17: Full Spectrum Day
Day 18: Tricky & Time Consuming
Day 19: Trail Day II
Day 20: Resting At Tuolumne Meadows
Day 21: The Not So Horrendously Long Day
Day 22: Ups and Downs
Day 23: We Did It!
After The Hike