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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 10,000 registered members. Register with the forums to trip plan, 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 • Tableland Navigation Guidance
    by Trailguru on May 13, 2021 at 6:52 am

    Agree with Daisy that it makes more sense to drop down into the Big Bird lakes than what you currently have planned. If you do go up Big Bird the way you have then back to Pterodactyl, the part of Big Bird peak between […]

  • Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • Trip advice
    by grampy on May 13, 2021 at 5:08 am

    @JokerLord -I did a quick internet search, and I couldn’t find even one entry mentioning both these lakes together. So that might be your first clue. Just looking at Google Earth, it looks like a straight shot up […]

  • Beyond The Sierra Nevada • Redwoods / Crescent City / Eureka
    by balzaccom on May 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    From Butte Lake in Lassen, you can easily hike to the top of Cinder Cone. That's pretty awesome!-PhilEspecially if you like two steps up, slide one step back. The views are great. The cinders? not so much.

  • The Campfire • Time for new glasses
    by Lumbergh21 on May 13, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Same here. When I got my driver's license renewed this year, they put on it that I wore corrective lenses. I took the eye test without glasses, because for one thing I can't see at a distance with my reading glasses […]

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