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#107958 - 12/15/08 09:16 AM looking for high sierra hiking partner
high_route_lady Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 3
Loc: santa cruz california
last summer i spent 22 days on steve roper's high route from south lake to twin lakes and i am hooked. i'm wondering if anyone out there is interested in joining me for a high route off trail thru hike starting south at around mt whitney and ending up however far north we make it.

i'm a very experienced 36 year old sierra fiend. have lots of gear, some skills and the time, but need one good hiking partner.

please write back if you can help me out....

thanks

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#107959 - 12/15/08 02:00 PM Re: looking for high sierra hiking partner [Re: high_route_lady]
wandering_daisy Offline
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Registered: 01/11/06
Posts: 2742
Loc: California
Yes I am interested. I sent you a personal message.

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#108161 - 12/21/08 09:55 PM Re: looking for high sierra hiking partner [Re: wandering_daisy]
high_route_lady Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 3
Loc: santa cruz california
hi i am not sure how this thing works but would love to correspond with you about doing a off-trail thru hike next august. can you please write to my regular hotmail address so we can communicate? thanks. it is

compostitos@hotmail.com.

i'm looking forward to hearing from you.

leonie
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i am looking for someone to accompany me on a month long excursion high in the range of light (sierra nevada), off trail, in august 2009. if you know anyone who might be interested please let me know.

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#108229 - 12/23/08 08:53 AM Re: looking for high sierra hiking partner [Re: wandering_daisy]
high_route_lady Offline


Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 3
Loc: santa cruz california
i am interested in communicating with your further about this, but unsure if my messages are reaching you. i'd love to hear from you at my personal hotmail account: compostitos@hotmail.com

hope your winter is merry thus far

leonie
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i am looking for someone to accompany me on a month long excursion high in the range of light (sierra nevada), off trail, in august 2009. if you know anyone who might be interested please let me know.

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#108260 - 12/24/08 08:17 AM Re: looking for high sierra hiking partner [Re: high_route_lady]
leadfoot Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 954
Loc: Virginia
Andrew Skurka has done this route recently. Check out his video and blog about it. Has some new maps, gear list, info about the trail etc...

Lots of skeeters............

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#108421 - 12/28/08 11:17 PM Re: looking for high sierra hiking partner [Re: leadfoot]
wandering_daisy Offline
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Registered: 01/11/06
Posts: 2742
Loc: California
I checked the website. It is just one person's opinion. The skeeter thing is simply a function of the time of year he went. You could easily avoid mosquitoes by not going in July.

Also, he did not really do the entire route. It does not count if you skip the portion from Cedar Grove to Mather Pass. I have actually done about 80% of the route (and the unofficial portion south of Cedar Grove to Mineral King) and will not consider that I have completed the route until I do ALL of it in one through-hike.

Nevertheless, he gives some good advise. You certainly do not have to do it "light and fast" as he did. I am all for light but prefer to travel a slower pace. I really think 10 miles a day is a better mileage goal for most backpackers, given the nature of the off-trail travel. I believe he did about 15-20 miles a day.

Roper's guidebook is quite lacking on route details or logistical planning information so the websites do give a bit more information albeit very subjective.

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#108435 - 12/29/08 08:20 AM Re: looking for high sierra hiking partner [Re: wandering_daisy]
leadfoot Offline
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Loc: Virginia
As they say, hike your own hike. smile

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