View from Dusy Basin

Sierra High Route
John celebrates 50 years walking the earth




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To celebrate my fiftieth birthday I undertook a journey to backpack 200 miles from Kings Canyon to Northern Yosemite.

Inspired by Steve Roper's Sierra High Route, I created a route that took me along the crest of the Sierra Nevada range, mostly avoiding trails and sticking to timberline terrain as much as possible. 

During summer of 2005 I hiked the entire distance in one long trip, about six weeks in duration.  The journey was broken into five stages and friends joined me for one or more stages.

The adventure was an amazing, fantastic experience.  It far exceeded my expectations.  I've written up some of the highlights of the trip that you might enjoy reading.  The gallery has some selected photos, and you can consult the map section to see where I hiked.  I've also included answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.


11/5 Highlights posted
10/3 Posted Best Dozen Photos
9/15 Journey Completed!
7/22 Final Itinerary posted
5/31 Proposed schdule added
4/29 Detailed itineraries added
4/24 All maps added!
4/20 Some Stage 4 maps added.
4/19 Web site available.

The biggest joy of the trip was sharing it with my best friends.  Many people contributed with transportation, logistics, food, and other support.  I want to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone who  participated in making my dream become a reality. 

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