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This is a work in progress

My first backpacking experience was in 2001 in the Sierras. I have hiked in the Sierras at least once every year since then. All have included some stretches of off-trail hiking. The table below is the start of my list of hikes.

Hike List
Date Trailhead Camp sites Hikers Miles Climb (ft) Link Description
2017 Sept Crescent Meadow (HST) 6 1-4 54 16255 Report Map KML High Sierra Trail from Crescent Meadow to the Chagoopa Plateau and the Red Spur. Similar to 2011 Hike.
2017 Aug Sunset Meadow 4 2 28 7289 Report Map KML Rowell Meadow, Sugarloaf, Box Canyon, West Ferguson Creek, Ellis Meadow, Comanche Meadow. This hike was similar to the 2014 Aug hike.
2017 July South Lake 2 1 13 4100 Report Map KML Bishop Pass, Dusy Basin, Shortened by conditions, Missing Hiker
2016 Sept Taboose 10 1-2 53 20117 Report Map KML Taboose Pass, Bench Lake, Upper Basin Crossing, Amphitheater Lake, Cataract Creek Pass, Observation Peak Pass, Sea Gull Island, Adventurer Pass, Mather Pass
2016 Aug Onion Valley 6 2 58 17285 Report Map KML Kearsarge Pass, Glen Pass, Rae Lakes, Pinchot Pass, Mather Pass, Norman Clyde peak view, Dusy Basin, Bishop Pass
2016 June Cedar Grove 6 1-2 31 8800 Report Map KML Paradise Valley and Woods Creek then off-trail up to Window Creek and Arrow Creek drainage.
2015 Sept Crescent Meadow 8 1 58 18600 Report Map KML High Sierra Trail over Kaweah Gap then off trail over Pyra Queen Col, down Kaweah Basin to Red Spur Bench, then back up over Kaweah Pass and returning via the HST
2015 Aug South Lake 7 1-2 38 13000 Map KML South Lake, over Bishop Pass and past jct with Palidades Creek then off trail up over Adventurer Pass and into the isolated Mt. Shakspere -- Observation Pk west drainage. Retrace track on return.
2015 July Lodgepole 3 5 22 6300 Map KML Tablelands from Lodgepole
2014 Aug Sunset Meadow 6 3 33 7500 Map Rowell Meadow, Sugarloaf, Box Canyon, West Ferguson Creek, Ellis Meadow, Comanche Meadow
2001 Sept Lodgepole 5 2 37 9673 Map Twin Lakes, Ranger Lake, Sugarloaf, Box Canyon, Pear Lake

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Carlsbad, CA