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

Peak Bagging / Rock Climbing / Bouldering • peaks out of George Creek (trip report)
Posted by Mradford on April 27, 2015 at 6:13 am

I know it's old, but such a great trip report! Thanks for posting. […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • Gardiner Basin?
Posted by AlmostThere on April 27, 2015 at 3:29 am

If a lake is numbered in the 3000 range the measurement is metric. Some maps show feet. If your map shows lakes in the 10000s convert the numbers above to feet. Tom Harrison maps show measurements in feet. […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • Hiking in a Storm on the PCT
Posted by Hobbes on April 26, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:Were you part of the big official starting group? Being chased by a storm and hiking in thick fog sounds scary! As well as the wind. Glad you made it out OK.No, it was just Jim and myself […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • SHR North-South July 2015
Posted by Wandering Daisy on April 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Years ago I climbed with a gal from Scotland. She said a bad weather day in the Sierra is like a normal day in Scotland. We really are weather-wimps out here! Big difference in lightning in the Sierra vs. Rockies, […]

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