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TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby urnotreal » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:28 pm

This summer, I spent 6 weeks in the Sierras. I started at Onion Valley and ended at Tuolumne Meadows, following the High Route for the most part and incorporating some detours into the route. Aside from a couple short trips in Yosemite, I was new to the area, so I relied heavily upon this forum when determining my routes. For that, I thank all of you.

Now, I've been slowly working my way through pictures (over 2600, all in raw format) and writing up the trip. I figured that a blog would be the best way to do that. It's been over a month, but I've finished the overview and the first leg. I tend to get a little wordy and picture crazy, so consider yourselves warned. I'll update as I make further progress.
Here are some links:
Overview: http://pferranti.blogspot.com/2013/10/t ... -2013.html
First Leg: http://pferranti.blogspot.com/2013/10/s ... t-leg.html



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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby rlown » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:44 pm

read both. impressive!. very nice pics as well! the blog is another nice format.

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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby austex » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:13 pm

Read both also. Nicely done. Thanks!
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:16 pm

Nice to see someone else getting out there for a major hike! I started doing 6 weeks also. Next you will be doing 19 weeks.

I see you did Deerhorn Pass. What a pain in the ass that pass was! Be happy you didn't decide to then climb Harrison Pass the same day like I did. :retard:
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby Shawn » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:21 pm

I read them both also; great stuff - can'tr wait for the rest. Beautiful photos......
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:56 pm

Thank you for the beautiful trip report. Brings back memories! I too am anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby sparky » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:00 pm

Wow! Awesome read so far, and great pictures! I also will be looking forward to reading more!
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True happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby LMBSGV » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:15 pm

You had me riveted from your summation and and enthralled with the journey to Cedar Grove. I'm another happy reader waiting for the next part. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby texan » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:23 pm

One of the best trail reports I have read. I can't wait for the next one. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby Bargy » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:59 pm

Thanks so much for posting - your photographs are stunningly gorgeous! And no map -I am so impressed!
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby offpump » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:40 pm

The views you captured are magnificent and your report was a treat to read. Thank you for sharing...next summer can't come soon enough!! :D
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Re: TR: Sierra High Route and Some Extras, Summer 2013

Postby thegib » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:14 am

Great report! That's one of my favorite loops, although I do it C. Grove to East lake first day and agree with the ranger's advice to skip Deerhorn Saddle. Your enthusiasm is well placed! For someone with no Sierra experience you chose a marvelous route.
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