The Cross-Country pass forum is a location to post general information on cross country passes within the high sierra. Seasonal conditions, question, and discussions should not be posted within this forum.
Each new thread should be unique to a particular pass, and members wishing to contribute should read and abide by the following rules:
1) If you wish to post information on a cross country pass, please search whether an entry for the particular pass has already been made. If so, please reply to that original post with additional information only. If no thread has been started, please start a new thread using the template and guidelines listed below.
2) Members should be aware the posts in this forum should be information/data only. As a result the posts in this forum will be tightly moderated. Members should anticipate minor edits to posts to maintain the proper format, and possible post edits, moves, or removals should they contain discussions more appropriate for other forums at HST.
3) Please avoid verbatim copies from resources such as Secor's High Sierra - copied material may be edited/removed by moderators as needed.
Guidelines and Template
When starting a thread and pass description, please use the template below and fill in the necessary information.
TITLE: Please title a new thread with that of the Cross Country pass name.
GENERAL OVERVIEW: Please include a general overview of the pass. For instance, this pass leads from basin X to lake Y.
CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Please include the Yosemite Decimal System rating of the pass, from Class 1 to Class 5. Please note any variations of the system, for instance "Class 2 with a 50 foot class 3 stretch at the top on the east"
LOCATION: Please provide the name of the management agency (National Park, National Forest, and/or Wilderness Area) and a link to the location on the High Sierra Map
ELEVATION: To the best approximation, please include the elevation (ft).
USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Please include the name of the USGS 7.5' topographical map the pass appears on.
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: To the best of your ability, describe both sides of the pass.
PHOTOS: If available, please include photos to the pass.