Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 13, 2018 - 07:53am PT
Moab is hot, miserable and flooded with tourons. The whole world has lost its mind. I hate most everyone. I haven't been in real mountains in three years. I'm going to the Sierra. Anyone done the high route? Tips? Recommendations?
Bishop is hot, miserable and flooded with tourons.
I avoided Bishop like the plague the last few years I lived in SoCal. I'd drive side roads to the west of town to avoid driving through it. Booking a decent hotel there can be quite a challenge due to all the Euro tourists that have a month or more vacation time.
I picked up the map set from Andrew Skurka several years ago. I am planning on hiking it in early July or late August. I've done a lot of hikes on the SHR following the map set and it's been very helpful; I'm not much of a reader so the book is out. His map set has diamonds, which point you in the general direction of where you need to go.
Just did Langley and Cirque peak yesterday and very little snow or water. I went up Old Army Pass and then down to the PCT. I think I'm going to go with the July date after that.