The route follows a general direction but no particular trail, thus causing little or no impact and. Each route chapter includes points of interest, maps, approach instructions, and directions no ordinary guidebook, sierra high route leads you from point to point through a spectacular 195mile timberline route in californias high sierra. Nov 09, 20 the hiking life is a compilation of tips and advice on trip planning, lightweight backpacking techniques and improving your wilderness skill set. It somewhat parallels the john muir trail jmt for most its length, and briefly uses the jmt to move from one crest to another. Andrew skurkas electronic mapset and datebook for ropers route. Alps insight has a great summary of their summer glacier haute route trip. The page title should be changed to the roper route, and probably a disambiguation page. Californias high sierra mountains rank as some of the best mountain pass motorcycle riding in the usa. But rather than exiting at the traditional whitney portal we traversed the whitney crest and continued south to exit the high peaks near the shoulder of mt. Steve ropers sierra high route was on the agenda and i was looking forward to completing the first section and hopefully, more. Since i was hiking point to point, karen drove me to roads end just past cedar grove where i got my permit and began my hike. I hiked the whole of the route this september and as i look back on the hike i dont think i would have attempted the hike or gotten through it without your maps. Roy earle, the last of the dillinger gang, is released from prison through some political favors. Sierra high route the trip of a lifetime backpacking light.
I wanted to thank you for your sierra high route mapset. Whitney and beyond viewing 25 posts 1 through 25 of 41 total 1 2 forums are supported by our merchant partners disclosure rei coupons zpacks. Included in this trek is a thru scramble of the sierra high route, southbound. Walkers haute route chamonix to zermatt complete guide. Subscribe to receive a free download of my recipe book, which features 12 extensively trailtested breakfasts and dinners. Whatever your bill is minus alcoholic beverages, mimis with make a donation to the sierra high notes equal to 20% of the bill. It touches trails only grudgingly, and it rarely dips below 10,000 feet. Come ski the sierra high route with the most experienced. How do you shave 12 ounces off an already light tent.
I ran into yall at one of the most remote areas of the high sierra according to roperwhite bear lake. Sierra designs high route 1 fl tent the sierra designs high route is a oneperson, nonfreestanding, and doublewalled tent that sets up with your favorite pair of trekking poles. Hike the sierra high route, california see trip details for hiking the sierra high route in california, one of 100 best american adventure trips from national geographic. Compared to the john muir trail jmt, the soshr is higher and more remote. Sierra high route route notes, thoughts and photos september 07, 2014 note. Despite its upright stance, the angular shape cuts through wind. It contains detailed information for more than 180 of the worlds great hikes, and was put together with the mission of inspiring and enabling folks to go backpacking.
Traversing timberline country, first published in 1982 and now in its second edition available on amazon see special note at the bottom of this post on the perils of using free maps. The sierra high route shr is an alternate route not a trail through the high sierra nevada suggested by steve roper in his 1990 book sierra high route. Among sierra mountain people the high route high sierra trail. The area enclosed by the fly measures 9 feet by 4 feet, which is similar in size to many ultralight 2 person tents. Backpacking season is here now though with the snow being nonexistant and all.
A high route is designed to be the finest backpacking experience available in a single mountain range, watershed, or canyon system, offering an. Find walking maps and guidebooks, self guided walking holidays and hiking tours. The sierra high route runs from twin lakes just sw of bridgeport, ca to roads end in kings canyon national park, and alan dixons soshr comes in from south lake to join the shr in dusy basin, then continues south, going over mt. Over a ten year period i explored all sections of this 195 mile route. The walkers haute route cicerone guide 4th revised edition by kev reynolds isbn. He gives good advice on what routes to take, and what precautions to watch out for. Aug 02, 2010 hike the sierra high route, california see trip details for hiking the sierra high route in california, one of 100 best american adventure trips from national geographic. The high route merely fluttered during three days of 35mph gusts in the western sierras. Hike the sierra high route, california, best american. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above. Guide to the john muir wilderness and sequoiakings canyon wilderness. Sierra high route hikers spend more time on rock than they do on dirt. The book is a seminostalgic look at the aging gangster. This trail is a remote trek and a route finders dream.
Home forums campfire posttrip reports the southern sierra high route a guide a southern extension of the sierra high route to mt. They were perfect and even the little comments you put on them really helped me. Southern sierra high route an alternative to the jmt. California motorcycle tour mountain passes high sierra leod. I had read ropers book, pored over the maps for hours, and organized all my gear, but i hadnt really committed to doing the whole thing until manfred suggested we go together. In 2014, alan dixon and i hiked an extension of the sierra high route to the south, following the spirit of the original shr, but covering the highest terrain and peaks of the sierra, including a traverse of mount whitney. First skied in its entirety in 1975 by sierra veteran dave beck, this subtle line linking high passes and long contours around huge snow filled bowls has become the goal of many a backcountry skier. It was scouted by steve roper and described by him in his book sierra high route. Secors bumper book of fun for the sierra is still the quintessential high sierra guidebook for people who want to get the big picture, and learn all about a mountain range bigger than the entire alps. We thru hiked the high route back in 2004, south to north, and took our sweet time sabbatical from work, wanted to take as long as possible. Conceived by climber steve roper in 1977 and first published in his book sierra high route. Designed as an incredibly versatile yearround hiking shelter, the high route is a 31 ounce ultralight shelter that utilizes trekking poles.
High sierra is a very impressive book, and a rare contribution from w. Feb 14, 2017 conceived by climber steve roper in 1977 and first published in his book sierra high route. The route follows a general direction but no particular trail, thus causing little or no impact and allowing hikers to experience the beautiful subalpine region of the high sierra in a unique way. Aug 14, 2016 steve roper designed the shr and provides great detail about the route in his book, sierra high route. Thruhikes and high routes, plus related guides, gear lists, and howto information. The sierra high route shr is a 195mile trekking route that runs northsouth across the heart of the sierra nevada range, through sequoiakings canyon national park, john muir wilderness, ansel adams wilderness, and yosemite national park. High sierra passes are long lonely roads in the wild mountains, some take 2 or 3 hours to ride. The sierra high route shr is about 200 mile across the high sierra. The sierra high route, traversing timberline country, 1997. Traversing timberline country much of the sierra high route runs parallel to the john muir trail, staying east of that trail and keeping above the timberline. Starting in the low desert of the eastern sierra and crossing. I hiked the whole of the route this september and as i look back on the hike i dont think i would have attempted the hike or gotten through it without.
Oct 30, 2005 hi, wow, i havent been on this forum for a while. The sierra high route is one of the most spectacular and challenging treks in north america. A a 195mile trekking route that runs northsouth across the heart of californias sierra nevada range. Sep 09, 2016 a versatile, modular design for solo campers or pairs, sierra designs high route 1 fl has a removable mesh nest and a minimum weight of just 22 ounces for the tarp alone.
The southern sierra high route soshr is a superb alternative to the jmt for the adventurous traveler. The term haute route is french in origin and translates to high road in english. Traversing timberline country, the shr is a classic mountain journey similar to the john muir trail jmt, but with a huge difference. The confusion comes from the fact that the roper route is inspired byassociate with the alpine as in europe haute route, but this does not apply in the sierra. Mountaineers books is still shipping books and were offering a 25% discount on all consumer orders. The details the extra ounces arent just about space. It barely joins any established trails and crosses 33 high passes. Sep 11, 2008 a a 195mile trekking route that runs northsouth across the heart of californias sierra nevada range. Rugged alternate to the john muir trail jmt it boasts about 100 miles of crosscountry. Stretching approximately 195 miles 314 km north to south through the sierra nevada, it is a largely offtrail affair that stays between 9,000 ft 2,743 m and 12,000 ft 3658 m for most of its rugged course. Roper divided the shr into sections so trekkers can.
The article below has been reprinted from the ebook. A high route is designed to be the finest backpacking experience available in a single mountain range, watershed, or canyon system, offering an unrivaled concentration of bestof. Author conceived and pioneered the sierra high route covers ki. I too had the idea of doing the high route in my head for about 2 years when manfred sent me a message after seeing my sawtooth tr. A doublewalled tent, it has an inner tent that is set up after the rainfly so it will never get wet in the pouring rain. When i first hiked the sierra high route there was no official or unofficial mapset or databook that was publicly available. A versatile, modular design for solo campers or pairs, sierra designs high route 1 fl has a removable mesh nest and a minimum weight of just 22 ounces for the tarp alone. The high sierra, subtitled peaks passes trails, is a prodigious and informationjammed book to which im awarding five stars even though its usefulness to me is not what i expected and will be minimal, a fact that would otherwise cause me to award two or three stars. While this tour can be run as a large full service group tour it also can be taken as a self guided gps tour. It avoids the jmt crowds, the landscape is more spectacular, and the travel more challenging. We ski high ridges, passes, cirques, and glaciated plateaus, reveling in breathtaking views and superb downhill runs.19 1102 1117 697 954 1485 558 951 1559 960 1322 1432 944 142 1143 1523 372 578 567 1126 845 1423 843 616 1588 1146 1028 1066 1078 185 702 694 374