Where: The middle segment of the SHR, Ch 4 in Ropers's Sierra High Route in reverse North to South, Devil's Postpile to Lake Italy.
Roper's description: "Even though the central portion of the High Route negotiates two major east-west ridges--the Mono and Silver divides--it still remains the easiest of the five segments. With only a few challenging sections, the segment extending from Lake Italy northward to Devil's Postpile traverses a magnificent landscape blessed with an inordinate share of gentle granite slabs..." (p. 135-136)
-Friday, June 28 - Arrive in Oakland, CA if carpooling to the Sierras with us
-Saturday, June 29 - Leaving Oakland early, no latter than 10:30 am. Picking up our reserved wilderness permit at the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center by 4:30 pm. Renting a car to do the car shuttle, putting my car at the exit Pine Creek trailhead. Returning to Mammoth Lakes and Car camping at 9,000 feet at Cold Water Campground in the Mammoth Lakes area to start acclimatizing.
-Sunday, June 30 - Entering the wilderness at the Red Cones Mammoth Pass trailhead at Horseshoe Lake
-6 days on the SHR, to perhaps include a rest day and climbing a Class 2 peak or two in close proximity to the SHR. Approximately 45 total miles, mostly off trail.
-Saturday, July 6 - Exiting the SHR at Pine Creek early in the day.
This trip is on. Wilderness permit has been reserved. Piotr has purchased flights.