Sierra High Route, California

Just finished listening to the final episode of Steve Howe’s on-the-trail audiocast of his solo Sierra High Route trek in California.

Howe is BACKPACKER’s Rocky Mountain editor.

Sounds fantastic! And very few hikers do it each season.

Howe posted daily to an interactive map. Very cool.

He was 37 days, 280mi (450km) on the trail starting August 26, 2006.

If you are looking for a much-more-dangerous alternative to the John Muir Trail, this is it. Much of the walking is above the treeline.

There’s no real continuous trail. Some experience in off-trail route finding is needed.

Scouting the High Route – GORP


“The Sierra High Route: Traversing Timberline Country” (Steve Roper)

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