Aug 16, 2009 at 11:09 pm #1238629
Browsing through the books at Wilson's in Bishop, bang! What's this??
Published last summer, the Sierra Crest Route, looks like an adventure. First off, it's a clear step up in difficulty from the Sierra High Route. It sticks much closer to the crest, while staying at or below Class 3. Leonard Daughenbaugh, the author, says you need to carry climbing gear and be comfortable on class 4. Sounds reasonable. Essentially, my first look at the route makes it seem like you climb one peak, descend the ridge, go back up the next one, repeat, repeat for 228 miles. It's within one mile of the crest the entire time. The book is vague, and it'll require a whole lot of your own research to complete.
On the web: http://sierracrestroute.org
RJ Secor's review: http://angeles.sierraclub.org/news/SS_2005-07/SierraCrest.asp
Who's going to be part of the first group? At this point, it's part of my 15 year plan. He's hoping to extend the Crest Route north and south, for a whole long way.Aug 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm #1521663
@davidloomeLocale: American Southwest
Oooh wow. I did the High Route just recently and was wishing it was longer when I finished.
This looks like a pretty significant step up though… geez. Thanks for posting the link, pretty cool stuff.Aug 19, 2009 at 1:07 am #1521759
ah! somebody cares. As of now the website only has 777 views.
I like your blog btw. And we met very briefly near the post office in salida (?) last summer while doing the CT.Sep 11, 2009 at 9:49 am #1526881
Does anybody know of anyone that has done some/all of this route? I did the SHR this summer and now this looks like a possibility, but I haven't been able to find any online accounts of anybody doing it.Sep 11, 2009 at 9:51 am #1526882
@rezniemLocale: San Francisco
I read your blog. Keep it up.Sep 11, 2009 at 9:56 am #1526883
There was a great article on this route in Backacker last year. I dont know the issue but Im sure you could google it. AliSep 11, 2009 at 11:46 am #1526906
Ali, are you sure it was an article about the Crest route and not the High route? I remember a series about the High Route from last year.
Garrett, I doubt anyone has done it all yet. It's such a small production book and it's not on most people's radar. I'd suggest looking at the climbing websites though for people who may have done it. Check out climber.org, summitpost.org and others.Sep 11, 2009 at 11:56 am #1526914
Jack, I think you are right on that one. Both sould like great hikes. Ali
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