Vivian Ericson: Sierra High Route Presentation 10/29

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Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00PM, Vivian Ericson will be giving a presentation on her recent trip along the Sierra High Route. We will be in the conference room adjacent to the rental shop on the first floor of the Arrillaga Outdoor Center on Santa Teresa Street. Here's what Vivian' has to say about her slideshow:

 

The Sierra High Route parallels and occasionally follows the JMT, but its goal is to stay as close to the Sierra Crest as possible.  Picture 195 miles, two thirds of it off trail, and almost all of it between 9,000 and 12,000 feet with some fairly rugged, sometimes moderately exposed, scrambling.  Picture more talus than you can or maybe want to imagine, and remote areas so beautiful you feel like you are trespassing.  Picture you lost your two-way messenger 6 days into the trip that was also your GPS (opps), leading you to only use map and compass, which turns out to be not so bad.  That was September for me.  It was an exhilarating and humbling experience.  I'll talk about hiking the Sierra High Route with Anthony Ho, my brother and then solo.  

I'll cover the trip planning, everything from food to navigation, as well as my experiences on the route itself.  I will give beta on which areas I thought required the most research and were the hardest.  I'll also be at the Treehouse a little before 6pm, so stop by if you want to grab a bite to eat with me before the talk.
 

 

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