Warning: INSERT command denied to user 'dbo256360593'@'74.208.59.62' for table 'watchdog' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:7:\"warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:40:\"Creating default object from empty value\";s:5:\"%file\";s:86:\"/homepages/45/d175009339/htdocs/tahoetowhitney.org/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.pages.inc\";s:5:\"%line\";i:33;}', 3, '', 'https://tahoetowhitney.org/category/trails/tahoe-yosemite-trail-and-pacific-crest-trail', '', '34.204.187.106', 1594323684) in /homepages/45/d175009339/htdocs/tahoetowhitney.org/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134

Warning: INSERT command denied to user 'dbo256360593'@'74.208.59.62' for table 'watchdog' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:12:\"user warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:404:\"INSERT command denied to user 'dbo256360593'@'74.208.59.62' for table 'captcha_sessions'\nquery: INSERT into captcha_sessions (uid, sid, ip_address, timestamp, form_id, solution, status, attempts) VALUES (0, '4f625180dcc8e64fc7da86a20f1146a9', '34.204.187.106', 1594323684, 'user_login_block', '99e387a8cb71fda60fd35be42ac1729b', 0, 0)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:88:\"/homepages/45/d175009339/htdocs/tahoetowhitney.org/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc\";s: in /homepages/45/d175009339/htdocs/tahoetowhitney.org/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134
High Sierra Trails, Routes, Access, and Others | High Sierra Backpacker

You are hereTahoe to Yosemite Trail and Pacific Crest Trail

Tahoe to Yosemite Trail and Pacific Crest Trail


Alex Wierbinski's picture

North Yosemite Backcountry Trail Crew 2009

Hiking South on the combined PCT-TYT down Cold Canyon to Glen Aulin on August 3 encounted a hiker who I identified as trail crew as he approached.

Dan Schweitzer was indeed trail crew, and he was leading the pack hiking up the steep climb from Glen Aulin to the meadows in upper Cold Canyon. Not only was he moving fast and nimbly while climbing, he was only lightly strained. Classic trail crew.

Trail Crew on Trail Guide

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Orange-Yellow Fungus Tilden Canyon Yosemite

Fungus, burnt-orange to yellow in Tilden Canyon near Tilden Canyon Creek  along combined TYT-PCT across North Yosemite Backcountry.

Burnt orange to yellow fungus in North Yosemite's Tilden Canyon.

Very dry and hot conditions.

Map Location

Tilden Canyon Creek Map

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Ice Crystals grow out of High Sierra Soils

A common event is cold night time temps causing crystal formation in soils.

 Ice crystals grow out of Sierra soils.

This effect "scrubs" the trail of tracks. Tracks on the trail are dated from the last crystal-freeze or rain in that area. Wind ages and obliterates tracks. The crystals above formed during early May of 2002 in the open flat of Meiss Meadow.

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Seavy Pass to Smedberg Lake via Bensen Lake

Backpacking
Seavy Pass
to
Smedberg Lake 

North Yosemite Backcountry

This forum is for comments, additions, corrections, and questions from the trail guide covering the Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trails backpacking South through the Seavy Pass Bowl to the descent to Bensen Lake in the North Yosemite Back Country. 

From Bensen Lake this page covers the Southbound climb to Smedberg Lake on our way to cross over Bensen Pass. 

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Stubblefield Canyon through Kerrick Canyon to Seavy Pass

Stubblefield Canyon to Seavy Pass

This forum is for comments, additions, corrections, and questions from the trail guide covering the Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trails backpacking South from  the Stubblefield Canyon ford and campsites over to and through Kerrick Canyon up to the entrance to the Seavy Pass Bowl.

This is an interesting bit of trail, full of treasures for both backpackers, as well as climbers...

What have you seen here? What do you want to know about the trail through here?

The comment feature...

The distance this page in the trail guide covers between Stubblefield Canyon and the enterance to the Seavy Pass Bowl climbs 2120 feet over 7.72 rigours miles.

Along the way, it picks up the route of the Twin Lakes-Bensen Lake Loop, out of Twin Lakes...

Your impressions, experiences, insights, questions, and comments are welcome here. Water and fording conditions, trail information, campsite updates and any information you have or need about this section of Yosemite Trail through this forum.

 

Trail Guide Page

Stubblefield Canyon to Seavy Pass

 

Backpacking Topo Maps

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Jack Main Canyon Comments, Questions, Updates, Trail and Weather

Jack Main Canyon

This is the location for general comments, questions, trail conditions and weather updates for the section of the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trail from Dorothy Lake Pass along the PCT or Bond Pass along the TYT into the top of Jack Main Canyon in the far Northwest corner of the Yosemite Back Country.

Or any information relating to this segment of the trail. What do you think? What did you experience here?

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Smedberg to Miller Lake Comments, Questions, Updates, Trail and Weather

Smedberg Lake to Miller Lake

This is the location for comments, questions, trail conditions and weather updates for the section of the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trail from Smedberg Lake to Miller Lake in the North Yosemite Back Country.

Or any information relating to this segment of the trail. Hit the comments link at the bottom of the page. Or hit the link at the top of this page for the rest of the Trails Forums.

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Miller Lake to Glen Aulin Comments, Questions, Updates, Trail and Weather

Miller Lake to Glen Aulin

This is the location for general comments, questions, trail conditions and weather updates for the section of the Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trail from Miller Lake to Glen Aulin in the North Yosemite Back Country.

Or any information relating to this segment of the trail. Hit the comments link at the bottom of the page. Or hit the link for the rest of the Trails Forum at the top of the page.

Alex Wierbinski's picture

North Yosemite Backcountry Trail Crew, August 2009

Hiking down Cold Canyon, August 3 2009 encounterd Dan Schweitzer. He was the first of nine more Yosemite Trail Crew hiking out to Smedberg Lake to set up a backcountry Trail Crew Camp and begin their season of repair, maintainence, and construction.

Dan Schweitzer hiking up Cold Canyon beginning 2009 Trail Crew season.

A bit further down I ran into Kirk streatching it out

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Video: Fish in the North Yosemite Backcountry

Video embed: 
See video

Fish in the North Yosemite Backcountry.

Falls Creek in Jack Main Canyon, Tilden Lake on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail, Stubblefield Canyon, and Return Creek.

Additional shot of snake in the lake North of Moraine Ridge in the lower section of Jack Main Canyon.

 

Trail Guide

Jack Main Canyon

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Trout Fry, Wilson Creek middle ford, North Yosemite Wilderness

Hiking South along the unified Pacific Crest & Tahoe to Yosemite Trails on the North side of Bensen Pass, by the compass.

Wilson Creek is crossed by the trail three times as it flows down a magnificant canyon, at the middle of which I spotted these little dudes and got them to settle down for a few pictures.

Trout fry in Wilson Creek. 

 Elevation: 9200 feet

Date: August 2, 2009.

Alex Wierbinski's picture

2013 Trail Culture Report: Supplement and Comments

High Sierra Trail Culture Report 2013: PCT, TYT, JMT, hikers, horseman, riders, trail crew, day hikers, car campers and resupply folk add your questions, comments, experiences to our report and perspective here.

This page and the comments feature are for additions, corrections, and comments for the 2013 Trail Culture Report in the Trail Guide.

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Josh Meyers, Trekking Photography, Smedberg Lake, 2010

Josh Meyers at Smedberg Lake July 29 2010.

 Josh Meyers at Smedberg Lake shooting pictures for Backpacker Magazine.

Josh is a professional outdoor photographer shooting background images for an upcoming set of articles in Backpacker Magazine. Josh is also a fine arts outdoor photographer. You can view Josh's work on his website, linked to below.

Anyone remember a Backpacker article on the PCT published after Josh did this shoot in 2009?

Alex Wierbinski's picture

White-Gold Fungus, Smedberg Lake, West Shore, Yosemite

Fungus on tree at campsites on West shore of Smedberg Lake.

Fungus at Smedberg Lake campsites, Yosemite National Park.

Trail Guide Page: Seavy Pass to Bensen Pass

Alex Wierbinski's picture

North Yosemite Backcountry Trail Crew, Bensen Lake, 2001

Erin Anders North Yosemite Backcountry Trail Crew, September 2001 at Bensen Lake.

Erin Anders North Yosemite Backcountry Trail Crew, September 2001 at Bensen Lake.

Date: September 27 2001.

Location: Bensen Lake.

 

Some of the Folks

Ben Herbert

Abby

 

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Orange and Black Butterfly, Field Crescent, High Sierra, Yosemite

High Sierra Butterflies

Field Crescent (?)

Backpacking the North Yosemite Backcountry

The combined Pacific Crest & Tahoe to Yosemite Trail route.

Field Crescent Butterfly encounterd backpacking North Yosemite on Pacific Crest Trail.

Location: Orange and Black butterfly on a Sandy Flat in temperate zone below South side of the Seavy Pass Bowl.

Elevation: 8200 feet.

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Hibernating Snake in North Yosemite Backcountry

High Sierra Snake hibernating on the Pacific Crest Trail in the North Yosemite Backcountry.

Snake hibernating on the Pacific Crest Trail in the North Yosemite Backcountry.

 Information

Location: Climbing South out of Stubblefield Canyon along combined Tahoe to Yosemite and Pacific Crest Trail.

Elevation: About 8400 feet.

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Massive Tree Fungus Yosemite Backcountry on PCT-TYT

High Sierra Fungus

Late 2000, hiking up from Stubblefield Canyon to the gap in the ridge over to Kerrick Canyon, I came upon this massive specimen.

Massive Fungus on tree in North Yosemite Backcountry along the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail route.

Information

Date: 2000

Location: North Yosemite Backcountry

Elevation: Around 8400 feet

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Beetle, Royal Blue, Dicks Pass, Desolation Wilderness

September 18 2009

Desolation Wilderness on the South side of Dicks Pass at about 8600 feet.

Royal Blue Beetle below Dicks Pass, Desolation Wilderness.
 

 

Trail Guide Page: South Side of Dicks Pass

Alex Wierbinski's picture

Meiss Country Roadless Area Dog Hikers

I met Peter and Jason and their well-equipped and experienced trail dog at the overlook into Christmas Valley from the overlook on the unified Pacific Crest and Tahoe to Yosemite Trails just a bit South of Echo Summit on Highway 50.

Peter and Jacob with their trail dog heading towards South Echo Summit on the combined PCT TYT trail.

Peter, Jason, and Dog were finishing an in and out trip to Showers Lake from Echo Summit.

Powered by Drupal, an open source content management system

Latest News: RSS FEED

Syndicate content

Support Tahoe to Whitney

The Tahoe to Whitney Trail Guide and Magazine are walked, written, funded, and supported by my efforts, with the help of kindred spirits and my sister.

We offer valuable Trail Guide, Skills, Weather, News and Analysis.

My goal is to get you out to see your natural and social potential. Help me keep this unique resource accessible and expanding towards its potential. We've a lot of miles to cover ahead...

I NEED HELP!
If you feel these efforts are valuable, I'm cordially inviting you to support them, here:

 

 

I am currently working towards publishing the completed guide between Tahoe & Yosemite as an e-book, while converting this "blog" to a fine magazine format. You will like the results! Help Tahoe to Whitney reach its potential!

 

Why Support Tahoe to Whitney?
Mission Statement


Warning: INSERT command denied to user 'dbo256360593'@'74.208.59.62' for table 'watchdog' query: INSERT INTO watchdog (uid, type, message, variables, severity, link, location, referer, hostname, timestamp) VALUES (0, 'php', '%message in %file on line %line.', 'a:4:{s:6:\"%error\";s:12:\"user warning\";s:8:\"%message\";s:428:\"INSERT command denied to user 'dbo256360593'@'74.208.59.62' for table 'accesslog'\nquery: INSERT INTO accesslog (title, path, url, hostname, uid, sid, timer, timestamp) values('High Sierra Trails, Routes, Access, and Others | High Sierra Backpacker', 'taxonomy/term/404', '', '34.204.187.106', 0, '4f625180dcc8e64fc7da86a20f1146a9', 562, 1594323684)\";s:5:\"%file\";s:87:\"/homepages/45/d175009339/htdocs/tahoetowhitney.org/modules/statist in /homepages/45/d175009339/htdocs/tahoetowhitney.org/includes/database.mysqli.inc on line 134