Feeling strong? Had some good solid alpine experience and wanting to do one of the great Sierra traverses? Want to spend a couple of days above 13,000 feet and climb technical terrain with a multi-day pack?

If you can say yes to all of these questions then this traverse will be a great one for you. Along the way you will have the opportunity to tag the summits of five of California’s fourteen thousand foot peaks without having to descend down off the main Sierra Crest.


The best guidebook is Peter Croft’s “The Good, The Great, and the Awesome”. Get it from Maximus Press. (GGA photo and link to http://www.maximuspress.com )

We highly recommend that you spend at least one night at moderate altitude (higher than 8,000′) just prior to the trip. Spending a night in Mammoth would do the trick or better yet, camped at an even higher trailhead, such as one of the campgrounds in Big Pine Creek for a night just before the trip. Glacier Lodge is also a good lodging option. Please refer to our Planning for Success info sheet for more info

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