High Sierra Trail 2020

We went on an Eleven Day backpacking trek on the High Sierra Trail.  We hiked it from East to West (reverse of the usual way) for over 70 miles, starting in Horseshoe Meadows in the Inyo National Forest and ending at Crescent Meadow in Sequoia National Park.  We climbed over Cottonwood Pass to join the Pacific Crest Trail, then hikied north on the PCT until the intersection with the High Sierra Trail, just north of Mount Whitney.  We had a truly excellent and unforgettable time in the High Sierra.

 

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Day 0:  Getting Ready   

 

Day 1:  Horseshoe Meadows to Chicken Spring Lake   

 

Day 2:  Chicken Spring Lake to Rock Creek   

 

Day 3:  Rock Creek to Crabtree Meadow   

 

Day 4:   Crabtree Meadow to Wallace Creek   

 

Day 5:  Wallace Creek to Kern Canyon   

 

Day 6:  Kern Canyon to Funston Meadow   

 

Day 7:  Funston Meadow to Moraine Lake   

 

Day 8:   Moraine Lake to Big Arroyo   

 

Day 9: Big Arroyo to Kaweah Gap   

 

Day 9: Kaweah Gap to Upper Hamilton Lake   

 

Day 10:  Upper Hamilton Lake to Nine Mile Creek   

 

Day 11:   Nine Mile Creek to Crescent Meadows