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Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby phdoofus » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:53 pm

Hey all,

New member and I'm already asking for something. :D

I have too much vacation saved up now and my wife's new job doesn't let her have any until the end of the year so I figured I'd get this off of my bucket list seeing as how I'm California resident..again.
Looking to spend about 2 weeks on route, timing open, but maybe this isn't the year if the whole permit thing is going to be a problem. I could easily do this myself if my wife didn't freak out about the whole idea of it. :D

Me: Male, just about to turn 51, have a background of climbing, mountaineering (NZ, Alaska), backpacking (solo and not), grew up in Alaska so I have no problems being 'out there'. Also had a fair bit of wilderness first aid training but your best plan is to not rely on that. :D Also like landscape photography and skiing. Conversational without being overly chatty. PhD in geophysics but currently a computer monkey. Under no illusions that I know everything. :D Neither a type-A superathlete nor a couch potato. Not interested in listening to any paranoid conspiracy theories for two weeks. :D

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Re: Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby maverick » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:08 pm

Welcome to HST! Have you done any backpacking in the Sierra? Are there any areas
of specific interest? Answering some of these question may help you find a partner
of similar skills and abilities: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10192
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

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Re: Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby phdoofus » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:24 pm

Yes, I've done some solo backpacking in the Sierra, mostly around Tuolumne and Sonora Pass but mostly climbing. Would be interested in doing the northward traverse. The baseline plan is the Roper route.
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Re: Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:17 pm

The entire High Route in 2 weeks is a pretty fast pace and/or long days. I did the route a few years back, purposely going slow (33 days incl. 2 logistical no-hike days). I felt that 21 days would be the fastest I would want to go, because you just miss too much any faster. Might get more people interested if you were to slow it down a bit.
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Re: Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby afahrland » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:42 am

I did the High Route in 12 days back in 2012. That's probably faster than most people will want to go, but with a light pack it was doable and I felt like I thoroughly enjoyed the areas we went through. Still managed to do a bunch of fishing. Good luck trying to find a partner.
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Re: Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby phdoofus » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:15 am

Going for a longer period of time is certainly do-able. I certainly am not wedded to that timetable.
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Re: Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:51 pm

The High Route is a display of the very best the Sierra has to offer. Taking all the time you can to enjoy it and see anything else along the way is worth it!
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Re: Sierra High Route partner wanted

Postby phdoofus » Fri May 16, 2014 3:11 pm

Still looking for a partner. Plan is 3 weeks with 3 resupplies (would need to cache one). Would prefer starting early July but can push that back a bit. Mostly need to make plans so can schedule time off.
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