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Backcountry Relaxation: Day 6 on the High Sierra Trail

When I had originally planned the trip, I thought we wouldn’t reach Guitar Lake until Day 7. I also scheduled in a rest day there in case we needed time

The Start of the Climb: Day 5 on the High Sierra Trail

After two 15+ mile days, we were all looking forward to a relatively easy 8 miles. Unfortunately our camp at Junction Meadows was there lowest we would be until we

Into the Canyon: Day 4 on the High Sierra Trail

We woke to the soft light of dawn filtering through the trees onto our tent and the sound of birdsong. Unfortunately my back was killing me! We had plans for

The Great Western Divide: Day 3 of the High Sierra Trail

The alarms sounded early on day 3. We all had big plans to make it to the Precipice Lake, made famous by Ansel Adams, for sunrise so we set our

Bearpaw to Hamilton: Day 2 on the High Sierra Trail

Day 2 of the High Sierra Trail took us from the backcountry posh High Sierra Camp to the majesty of Hamilton Lake, with lots of ups and downs in between!

A Walk through the Woods: Day 1 of the High Sierra Trail

Sequoia National Park contains some of the most amazing scenery in the lower 48, and it’s all on display from the start of the High Sierra Trail at Crescent Meadows. From towering giant sequoias to giant granite cirques, from lush meadows to cascading creeks, it’s no wonder that many choose to do the “simpler” trip of doing an out-and-back to Hamilton Lake.