Welcome to the forum for local and long-distance backpackers along the Sierra Crest between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney.
These Forums cover the TYT-PCT, & JMT and general backpacking topics. Your trail or topic contributions will be interlinked to, and enrich the related Tahoe to Whitney trail guide.
for Beginners: To get you off the couch, gear you up, get you into Sierra Shape and onto the High Sierra Trails. Ask questions, get feedback. Find killer short routes up and down the High Sierra Crest to get you started.
for Intermediates: To get you in deeper, longer, and higher. Find your next-step trip. Post your stories, pictures, and videos of your favorite trips to widen the perspective and enrich the trail guide. Train for the long trails.
for Experts: All the information you need to come from anywhere in the US or the world and backpack from Tahoe to Whitney. This is the perfect playground for expert backpackers in top shape.
News for High Sierra Backpackers
Previous News Page
May and June 2015
There Aren’t Enough Firefighters to Stop America’s West From Burning, Bloomberg, August 26, 2015.
August 20, 2015
This is the collection point for 2015 Drought News. Post up links to interesting news or resources you find through the comment link below.
See the Weather Page for specific current High Sierra weather forecasts, resources, and information.
QUICK HIGH SIERRA WEATHER
Satellite View of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
Above: Current National Weather Service 1 KM Visible
Start Time: June 26, 2015.
Two buddies for three days from Meeks Bay to Lake Aloha.
Met another buddy at Carson Pass, who accompanied me for six days through the unmaintained segment of trail through Summit City Canyon.
Lake Alpine to Tuolumne Meadows Solo.
This is the "go to" general page for geological sources, resources, and information. For now we can use it to store information before it's sorted any further or lost to indexing.
Weather is the Speed of Life. We consider the interrelationship between geological and biological processes.
As I was hiking down the Clarks Fork of the Stanislaus on the unmaintained Tahoe to Yosemite Trail I picked up the enchanting sound of softly clanging cow bells bouncing off the rocky canyon walls until absorbed by the forest.
I figured I'd meet some cows. The narrow canyon certainly makes "our" shared route along the visible bits of route along the unmaintained trail the best solution for both grazing stock and passing backpackers to reach our respective goals. It's cozy. No problem. I like cows.
A nifty segment of the unmaintained segment of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail climbing into its most difficult elements across the South end of the Carson Iceberg Wilderness captured on video:
From the North Edge of Clarks Fork Meadow along the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.
I will assume that you went to college and that you can conduct basic research.
Read what SECOR has to say (author of High Sierra). Read what the UCLA biologiical research has shown.
When people get sick it is a 99% chance that they poisoned themselves due to poor hygene. It is not the water. It is not the water. Really, it is NEVER the water.
The bigger question is why do humans continue to make serious and important group think mistakes?