High Sierra Starter Hikes

You’ve gotten yourself in shape on the Six Pack of Peaks. Now you are ready to hike some bigger mountains in the High Sierra. If you are new to the High Sierra, try these classics to get started. By the way, when I say “starter hikes” I don’t mean “easy hikes.” The High Sierra is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes on Earth – so get fit and go see some of them!

Alta Peak, located in Sequoia National Park, can be done as a day hike or overnight. Most prefer overnight because of the time it takes to get to the trailhead and the length of the hike…

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I feel like such an addict! I had to get another Sierra high in before the summer ended. So after working a few weekends in a row on a big project, I decided I’d reward myself with a short adventure. That short adventure was…

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I went on a Mount Whitney day hike with some I had recently met through the San Jacinto Hiking Club — Dennis Newton, Jack Pansegrau, and Jim McIntyre. I’d done a skyline trail hike with Dennis and Jack, and Dennis asked if I’d be up for…

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I like to take off to the wilderness once a year by myself. This year’s amazing trip was Jennie Lakes. Several things to love about Jennie Lakes: one, the sheer beauty, and two, no permit is required. You just get up to Sequoia and you’re on…

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