Welcome to the forum for local and long-distance backpackers along the Sierra Crest between Lake Tahoe and Mount Whitney.
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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.

 


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Mark Twain's Sierra Nevada: Quotes from Roughing It

This page is to collect comments about Mark Twain's High Sierra observations recorded in Roughing It explored on the Mark Twain's High Sierra page from the trail guide.

The above link brings you  to quotes from Twain about Lake Tahoe, the Silver Boom in the Eastern Sierra, and Mono Lake.

Better yet, read Mark Twain's Roughing It.

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Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail: Miles and Elevations

Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail: Miles and Elevations 

I'm still constructing this baby...

But this is the end of the line for the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail on this Trail Guide.

From here we are continuing South on the combined John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails South towards Mount Whitney.

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Sonora Pass to Tuolumne Meadows miles and elevations on the Pacific Crest Trail

This is the place to post up your comments and questions about the mileage figures for the  Pacific Crest Trail between Sonora Pass and Tuolumne Meadows.

Read and comment on our General Approach to Miles and Elevations.

For information beyond the scope of a comment, Register as a TahoetoWhitney hiker, and post up a stand-alone page in this miles and elevations forum.

Other Information about the trails between Sonora Pass and Tuolumne Meadows

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Ebbetts Pass to Sonora Pass Miles and Elevations on the Pacific Crest Trail

This page is for your input concerning the maps, miles, and elevation information provided on the trail guide about the Pacific Crest Trail between Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass.

Your perspective on the accuracy of this information will improve the guide.

For more information about the trail itself, and reflect on the guide or your experiences along this section of the Pacific Crest Trail, see the Ebbetts Pass to Sonora Pass trails forum.

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Carson Pass to Ebbetts Pass Miles and Elevations on the Pacific Crest Trail

 

This page is a catch-all for questions, comments, and your input about the Maps, Miles and Elevations between the Carson Pass to Ebbetts Pass on the Pacific Crest Trail in the High Sierra.

This page is for your overall impressions or experiences on the technical information provided in the trail guide. Your perspective on the information provided here will improve it.

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Carson Pass to Ebbetts Pass Backpacker's Open Forum

This page is a catch-all for questions, comments, or any type of input concerning the Carson Pass to Ebbetts Pass section of the Pacific Crest Trail in the High Sierra.

This page is for your overall impressions or experiences. If you would like to recount a trip, or provide important trail information, post up a page!

I'd love to hear how many days it took your party, your ages and skill levels, and where you camped along the way.

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Fly Encounter, Spring Snow, Round Lake

I was sitting besides a slushy Round Lake surrounded by Spring Snow on June 6th 2010.  

Round Lake Spring Slush and Snow, early June 2010

I noticed this very fatigued fly making his way towards me and the rock sticking out of the snow I was sitting on.

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Red's Meadow and Mammoth Lakes Backpacking Resupply: John Muir and Pacific Crest Trails

Reds Meadow and Mammoth Lakes Resupply Forum 


  Resupply along the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails 

Resupply and Trail Culture 

I do not "hit and run" at Reds Meadow, picking up my resupply and immediately continuing down the trail. But you can, if that suits your view of an ideal resupply.

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