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Roadie

Trad climber
moab UT
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?
Thanks, Steve
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
Jun 13, 2018 - 07:57am PT
Impossible to go wrong. Still a lot of snow up high but just get up thar' and get 'dose good tidings.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Jun 13, 2018 - 08:35am PT
Trip report, please
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Jun 13, 2018 - 08:37am PT
This might help. There's links within the link (mind blowing, right?): http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=406736&msg=2857838#msg2857838
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jun 13, 2018 - 08:48am PT
reports of lots of snow above 10,500'
sounds like the makings of a great adventure!
the high Sierra looked snowy from a snowless 8000' a couple of weekends ago
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jun 14, 2018 - 08:08am PT
Frankly, lots of snow makes it a lot easier to get through the High Sierra, you avoid a lot of scree and talus hopping.

I think it's much prettier, too, than when all the snow is gone. The dry Sierra is so drab and ugly.

Crampons are not necessary, but I always found that it makes getting around quite a bit easier, especially in the mornings and in sun cups.

Of course air mattress (Thermrest) are cold on snow.
D2R2

Sport climber
Earth
Jun 14, 2018 - 05:15pm PT
Roadie, didnít you just move away from here last season?
ruppell

climber
Jun 14, 2018 - 05:36pm PT
Moab is hot, miserable and flooded with tourons


Bishop is hot, miserable and flooded with tourons.

Welcome back. lol
Risk

Mountain climber
Marooned, 855 miles from Tuolumne Meadows
Jun 14, 2018 - 07:26pm PT
A few pics along the High Route and environs in and around YNP:

Mt. Ansel Adams from near Doc Moyle's Camp
Mt. Ansel Adams from near Doc Moyle's Camp
Credit: TMJesse

Credit: TMJesse

Horse Creek Pass
Horse Creek Pass
Credit: TMJesse

Credit: TMJesse

Upper Bench Canyon
Upper Bench Canyon
Credit: TMJesse
Bench Canyon

You can't go wrong. Wait a few weeks to get that sweet smell and gurgling sounds from all the creeks up there
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 14, 2018 - 07:27pm PT
Andy Skurka is legendary in the world of long distance hiking. Google it and you'll find loads of information.

https://andrewskurka.com/adventures/sierra-high-route/
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 14, 2018 - 07:42pm PT
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.
Lurking Fear

Boulder climber
Bishop, California
Jun 15, 2018 - 05:38am PT
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.
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