Sierra High Route

I’m planning a thru-hike of the Sierra High Route (SHR) and an additional section known as the Southern Sierra High Route (SoSHR) in September 2019.

This is my preliminary itinerary. I’ve tried to give ample time for this trip as I’ve heard that sections of it can be brutal. One account even describes the SHR as the “hardest hike in America.”

…and here’s an overview of my intended southbound route, which follows the traditional SHR until it deviates just south of Mather Pass instead of heading off to Kings Canyon National Park. The highlighted green is an alternate overland route to Mt. Baxter, first scouted and described by Jim Yurchenco and Amy Lauterbach.