Category Archives: High Sierra Trail 2016

Day 25. High Sierra Trail. July 15, 2016.

7am to 5:45pm. Whitney Portal to Wallace Creek. 18.7 miles

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Love Note, Lady Juniper and Huckleberry (the dog) drove us up to Whitney Portal.

Trail miles seemed monotonous today. We were definitely not on the Sierra High Route anymore. Lots of people were on the trail going up Mt Whitney. But really I expected more people.

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Resting in the shade

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I have never seen so many Sky Pilots

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At Trail Crest we could have turned right towards the summit but none of us felt the need. We have all been up multiple times. So we headed down toward Guitar Lake.

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Trail Crest, 13,600 ft.

We are now camped at Wallace Creek with lots of other hikers (mostly John Muir Trail hikers) and a bearbox.

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We met 7 people that are also doing the High Sierra Trail but the opposite direction. They all say it’s gorgeous especially Moraine Lake.