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Kevin Burton
(burtonator) - F

Locale: norcal
Quickest through hike of the Sierra High Route? on 07/26/2013 17:04:57 MDT Print View

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_High_Route

> Very few people have hiked the entire Sierra High Route in one trip.
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> In 2006, Backpacker magazine editor Steve Howe hiked the entire Sierra High Route in one month.[2]

This seems like a challenge. It would be interesting to do this in ten days with a 20 mile per day through hike. One would need to pack in a lot of food. I think I could take some breaks and do some fishing but most of the fish at that altitude really shouldn't be eaten because they take a LONG time go grow... hm.

Nick Gatel
(ngatel) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Quickest through hike of the Sierra High Route? on 07/26/2013 17:09:22 MDT Print View

http://andrewskurka.com/adventures/sierra-high-route/

Don't know if there is a fastest known time, but this is a good read.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
SHR FKT on 07/26/2013 17:11:38 MDT Print View

Kevin Sawchuk has done the SHR in a little over a week.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Quickest through hike of the Sierra High Route? on 07/26/2013 20:29:31 MDT Print View

Steve from the Reno, NV area did it about 8 years ago in 10 days, stashing food prior to the trip. Almost lost his life when a small boulder moved, trapping his leg.
Duane

Kevin Burton
(burtonator) - F

Locale: norcal
Re: Quickest through hike of the Sierra High Route? on 07/26/2013 20:44:46 MDT Print View

whoah... how did he get out? If I'm going to do it then I'm bringing a spot device.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Quickest through hike of the SHR? on 07/26/2013 23:37:34 MDT Print View

Yep, that Steve. I work in CC, go home to CA on Friday. I've been to his house, met his nice wife and his son, did one bp trip where he stashed some food.
Duane