SHR loop
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Mary R
(pietimer) - MLife
SHR loop on 01/26/2012 15:33:12 MST Print View

Hey all,
I'm considering doing a 6-7 day trek in late August/early September. I'd like to incorporate some of the sierra high route trail with the hopes of enjoying some blissful solitude and great views. However, I'd really like to loop in through the JMT or PCT so that I can avoid the hassle of drop-offs or shuttles.
Does anyone have any route recommendations or "must see" spots?
I expect I'll be traveling 10 or so miles a day (I'm halving my normal distance since this will be my first big off-trail attempt).
Thanks!

Addendum:
Do I need permits for this plan?

Edited by pietimer on 01/26/2012 18:23:35 MST.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: SHR loop on 01/28/2012 11:04:33 MST Print View

Yes as you will be hiking on a trail to start your hike

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: SHR loop on 01/28/2012 12:11:29 MST Print View

"Yes as you will be hiking on a trail to start your hike"

Trails or no trails do not dictate the wilderness permit.

Hiking in a wilderness area during the permit season dictates the permit.

--B.G.--

Arthur Gazdik
(artgazdik) - MLife

Locale: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: SHR loop on 05/25/2012 22:02:09 MDT Print View

Mary

I enjoyed this JMT SHR loop last year.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=55343l.