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 • Emigrant TR & "The Weekend"
Posted by seanr on April 21, 2015 at 3:08 am

Congratulations! &Thanks for posting. My mind was on that area this weekend. It's at the top of my list of weekend getaways right now, but I couldn't get up there. I suspect I'll find time soon, but the pictures […]

Conditions Reports and Information • April 18th - 19th conditions
Posted by Sierra_Summits on April 21, 2015 at 3:05 am

Thanks for sharing! […]

Winter Sports • Round Top & Elephants Back from Carson Pass 2/20/15
Posted by seanr on April 21, 2015 at 2:53 am

Jason wrote:Awesome! I love that area, although I prefer it in Summer and Fall. Thanks for the report and photos!Yeah, I used to feel the same way, but despite plenty of nice trails nearby, I can't stand staying away […]

Peak Bagging / Rock Climbing / Bouldering • Jacks Peak (Desolation Wilderness) April 18, 2015
Posted by seanr on April 21, 2015 at 2:43 am

I know it could be A LOT better, but it is good to see all that snow left to stomp around in. Your consistent flow of reports from Tahoe area is reminding me I need to get up there sometime! Thanks! […]

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