Aug 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm #1238477
I know this is last minute notice but is anyone (1 person) willing to join me on the Sierra High Route from North Lake to Reds Meadow starting WED AUGUST 12. It'll be around 6 days. I started to thru-hike it the beginning of this month but my partner got hurt coming down a gnarly Class 3 descent off Frozen Lake Pass. It's about a 55 mile (62 total if you include non-SHR miles) section with probably 10-15 mile days (off-trail is slow going). I've already backpacked the first 65 (Aug3-8) until the incident. I have maps/compass/permit and need a partner with experience who is in top physical condition and who is comfortable with talus fields and the like. Would rather have a real person than SPOT with me.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAug 11, 2009 at 12:57 pm #1520110
Sorry to hear about your partner's injury. I can't join you. However, I will be at Red's on the 20th, and starting the 21st I will be hiking the Route northward, going as far as Horse Creek Pass. From there I will be climbing Matterhorn and then returning to Tuolumne via Don't Be a Smart Pass. Perhaps I'll see you out there.
Between North Lake and Red's, it's really nice. For me, White Pass was the most intense.
Have a safe trip.
– KlasAug 11, 2009 at 10:50 pm #1520237
Have fun on your trek. I will be out by the 17th so unfortunately I don't think we will meet. White Pass was long but I think Snow-Tongue was much more extreme to me. I'm looking forward to the rest. Take care.
MichaelAug 12, 2009 at 9:39 am #1520315
Sorry, I meant White Bear Pass, between Feather and Lake Italy, on the section you're about to do… enjoy!
– kAug 12, 2009 at 9:47 am #1520317Aug 12, 2009 at 10:51 am #1520325Aug 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm #1520386
Dave, you are correct, Roper even lists that as an alternate route.
On white bear I found myself gripping willow branches. Too sketchy. I think I overcompensated and actually went too far right. I remember I was in a hurry.Aug 12, 2009 at 7:07 pm #1520437
Is it really that sketchy to hike the Sierra High Route solo? I'm contemplating this for a solo trip either late this year or next year. I understand that there are increased risks involved (cross-country, scrambling, very little traffic, etc), but for the experienced long-distance backpacker is it still seen as foolhardy?Aug 12, 2009 at 10:44 pm #1520471Aug 13, 2009 at 10:05 am #1520571
Thanks, Dave. I spent some time reading past threads on the SHR and am going to start a new thread with some questions I have that you, Klas and maybe others might be able to answer.Aug 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm #1521301
I did the SHR solo.
I carried a PLB.
I think there is a very small fraction of people who are suited for it.
Looking forward to the new thread.Aug 16, 2009 at 7:50 pm #1521302
Klas, I would love it if you could find my new thread titled "Sierra High Route Discussion" and check out some of my introductory questions.Aug 16, 2009 at 8:45 pm #1521308Aug 17, 2009 at 9:07 am #1521397
thanks, Greg–I have no idea how to post active links like that.
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