High Sierra Loop: The Best
The very best photos from our summer of backpacking through the stunning Sierra Nevada.
High Sierra Loop: Emigrant to Tuolumne
The trip began with a group of friends in the Emigrant Wilderness where idyllic lakes with tiny islands are nestled in a landscape of vast granite slabs. Penstamon and heather bloomed in every nook. We reached the PCT during after several days of cross…
High Sierra Loop: Tuolumne to VVR
After hiking out of Tuolumne Meadows with friends, we soaked in the high passes and rivers. Iva Belle Hot Springs surprised us with orchids blooming throughout its grassy hillside. With some unstable weather came spectacular sunsets and glowing mountai…
High Sierra Loop: VVR to Independence
We traveled through familiar territory after leaving well-fed and rested from the Vermillion Valley Resort and hiked up over Muir Pass with its pollen flecked lakes and bold marmots. The swimming was great in the high lakes like Wanda and Dollar. We st…
High Sierra Loop: Independence to Road's End
This King's Canyon section took us over Kearsarge Pass and south to Mount Whitney where we got to try Peach Pie moonshine with some Michigan boys. From there, we hiked cross country to meet up with the High Sierra Trail and stopped to soak in Kern Hot…
High Sierra Loop: SHR Road's End to Muir Trail Ranch
After 375 miles on the PCT, JMT and HST we were finally hardened off and ready for the biggest adventure of them all. The Start of the Sierra High Route took us on a massive climb out of Kings Canyon and into some of the most spectacular alpine terrain…
High Sierra Loop: SHR Muir Trail Ranch to Mammoth
A great chase, our wedding revisited and two cases of Bud framed the beginning of our journey towards Mammoth. This section of the SHR is marked by hard passes, spectacular basins and some of the most remote country in the entire Sierra.
High Sierra Loop: SHR Mammoth to Tuolumne
This is the part where we get hammered by storms. We knew it would happen sometime during the trip and it happen here. Still, southwest Yosemite is unbelievable. The SHR through here delivers some of the most lonely, magnificent terrain imaginable.
High Sierra Loop: SHR Tuolumne to Twin Lakes
Brad! Bonnie! We were so lucky to get to finnish the SHR with friends. The challenges through northern Yosemite were the real deal and Brad and Bonnie troopered it out. As reward, we were all treated to canyon country magic!