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Backpacking Trip Planning
Notes and information about planning High Sierra backpacking trips.
Emigrant Wilderness Backpacking Planning Information
Create the best Emigrant Wilderness backpacking plan. Use our Maps, miles, elevations and experience to craft your perfect trip.
I recently completed (Oct 8, 2016) the 2016 High Sierra Trails & Trail Culture Review.
This report has planning information for Emigrant Wilderness Backpacking Trips from Kennedy Meadows to Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park.
Thirty Nine nights on the trail, five nights off, 44 days between the Meyers Trailhead in the Lake Tahoe Basin through the Mount Whitney Portal.
Followed the TYT South from Tahoe Basin to Spicer Meadow Reservoir where I cut up Highland Creek to the PCT at Wolf Creek Pass.
South of Sonora Pass I hiked off the PCT at the top of Kennedy Canyon following the Tungsten Road to the TYT at Grizzly Peak and on to Bond Pass.
Detailed permit followed by planning documents for 2012 Kennedy Meadows to Mount Whitney backpacking trip.
The nightly campsites.
This is the forum page for planning our 173.83 mile Tahoe to Yosemite Trail backpacking trip as discussed on the trail guide:
There are five sections of trail composing the length of the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail and three resupply points along the route.
Making Quick Transition from SPRING to SUMMER Conditions as of Late March 2014
High Sierra Backpacker Weather
Classic Drought Conditions Persist from Winter into Spring
Trail Guide Site Status
Draft Trail Guide pages cover the whole High Sierra Crestline and asscoiated trails from Meeks Bay South to Tuolumne Meadows, including resupply and permit pages.
The administration of the Mokelumne Wilderness is split as are the long trails down its length.
The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail travels along the Western flank of the Sierra through the El Dorado National Forest's section of the Mokelumne Wilderness. The Toiyabe National Forest manages the Eastern flank of the Sierra where the Pacific Crest Trail tracks North and South along the Eastern edge of the Mokelumne Wilderness.
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Backpackers: Post your images, trip notes, and videos from Carson Pass to Tuolumne Meadows for inclusion in the Trail Guide!
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I am currently deeply engaged with putting together the trail guide section that covers the trails between the Carson Pass and Tuolumne Meadows.
January 19, 2010
Welcome to Lake Tahoe to Mount Whitney. This backpacker forum is now officially open for business. There are as many routes and experiences in the High Sierras as there are people who hike there. This site is designed to gather and provide information on every type of High Sierra backcountry visitor and traveler.
The Tahoe to Whitney Forums are for backpacker feedback, trail condition updates, trip reports, and your insights about every location covered by this Tahoe to Whitney High Sierra trail guide.
Every page on the trail guide has comments links that links up with the proper page in this forum to post up comments, updates, supplemental information or our questions about every segment of trail this guide covers.
You should know that this site and its sister site, TahoetoWhitney.com, are not in their finished forms, not by any means. What you see here now is not the finished product, not by a long shot.
The final layout of the .com site is simple: A geographic/linear series of pictures, mileages, and elevations organized into 7 trail sections by their natural resupply points.
I think it was in 2006 while I was walking down the John Muir Trail that I had the very simple thought, that, "I can relate this beautiful experience to the world." It sounded fairly simple.