A Community Built By Its Members For Its Members

High Sierra Topix (HST) is a not-for-profit Sierra Nevada adventure
community resource created 
by its members, for its members.

Our members are highly experienced in backpacking, hiking, peak bagging, bouldering,
mountaineering, photography and fishing in and around the John Muir Trail (JMT), Sierra High Route
(SHR), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and most importantly, off-trail areas of the Sierra Nevada. We are
adventure fanatics 
who can answer nearly any question on the topic. HST has several features to help
with trip planning, learn about or 
discuss locations, or, simply enjoy the Sierra Nevada vicariously
from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Your Sierra Nevada Adventure awaits!

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The High Sierra Forums have trip reports, photos, and discussions written by over 6000 registered members. Register with the forums to ask any Sierra related questions, share your experiences, post photos, or discuss Sierra related topics. You wont find a more experienced and helpful resource anywhere online!

The High Sierra Map

An evolving custom dynamic Google map centered over the Sierra Nevada that contains street, terrain, satellite, and topo map displays and thousands of locators which identify features including cross country passes, waterfalls, USGS topo maps, fishing locations, and much more.

The Information Booth

Detailed information, descriptions, and photos regarding routes, trips, and cross country passes. While technically a portion of the forums, this section is tightly moderated to maintain consistent and informative content, and is a great trip planning resource.

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Active HST Forum Posts

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • How difficult to get wilderness permits in YNP
Posted by markley on May 27, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Thanks! So if I'm reading the quota's correctly, there a number of spots that are only for first come? I was thinking that in order to get a first-come/ first-serve, someone who made a reservation was a no show. […]

Transportation To & From • ?'s shuttling from Tuolomne Meadows to Merced Amtrak
Posted by Dave_Ayers on May 27, 2015 at 5:53 pm

CameraMarty wrote:... with the Mammoth-to-YosemiteValley shuttle arriving at Tuolomne Meadows ONLY at 10am, we pretty much have to end our hike at TM in the afternoon and lay-up, which is fine. ...You have more options […]

Conditions Reports and Information • 2015 Backcountry Conditions Reports
Posted by seniorstinky on May 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Headed up to Courtright Resevoir to hop onto the Cliff Lake Trailhead and had plans on going onto Dogtooth Ridge for the views. Below is an image album from my trip if you guys are […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • Lurkers Please Introduce Yourself
Posted by maverick on May 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Thanks Marty, really like the Valley shots. […]

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