"High to Low to High Plus"
A Reverse Yoyo plus of the L2H route
approached with a Reverse YoYo Plus of the High Sierra Trail
Mt Whitney lookin' toward Badwater
THE H2L2H! A "reverse yoyo" hike of the perilous L2H route! Approached with a "reverse yoyo" of the HST...
towards Owens Valley and the Inyos
Mt. Whitney and the Sierra
Long John Canyon
On Inyo Mountains above L.J.
Inyo mountains toward owens valley
Descent from Darwins Plateau
Looking back down into Tuber Canyon
Waking up on Telescope Peak
looking down ridge and Hanaupah (R)
Dropping from ridge into Hanaupah
following the shade out the canyon
Into Badwater Basin
Miles and Miles of salt formations
THE L2H trailhead sign
tough hiking through the night
headin out of THE basin
climbing to the ridge from Hanaupah
looking back down towards badwater
Looking back up telescope
looking back up to telescope from bennet peak
Telescope Peak and Bennett Peak
Charcoal Kilns, Best in the West
valley floor sunrise
Climbing Darwin Canyon
Above Darwin Canyon
Rain Sets in...
On Darwins Plateau
Lee Flats rain
flat of Joshua trees
Lee Flats Rain... photo by puppy
heading up the inyos
up and up into the Inyo Range
Cerro Gordo mining ghost town
The Sierra and Owens Valley
THE salt tram, following the crest
Dropping into Long John Canyon
Almost to the Sierra
In the Whitney zone...
gettin up there
back to the High Sierra
up through the snow
Lookin down the other side of top
lookin back after heading up ridge
taking in view...
another nice shot by puppy
Mt.Whitney 5th summit of season
Back to the hut
down the east side
Hiking from the highest point in the continental United States,
Mt. Whitney (14,508ft ) of the Sierra;
I traversed two additional mountain ranges and four low valleys on the main route
making it to the lowest point, Badwater Basin (-282ft) in Death Valley.
Then turning around I marched back to the summit of Mt. Whitney,
with some alternate and bonus routes and peaks along the way...!
Some describe the Low to High Route "L2H"
as "Trecharous and Perilous"
and the great majority of the time it is, BUT...
I walked to Low gettin thru the hot stretches followed by my moon shadow
and strolled back to High with afternoon desert rain showers...
Though I walked "thru" the Valley of Death, I feared no evil
Approx 57,000 feet of elevation gain and loss in approx 285 miles
100 Gigabytes of Photos
Mt. Whitney x3 (1 bivy night) (14,508ft) (once on approach)
Telescope Peak x2 (1 bivy night) (11,043ft)
Three unnamed Peaks along the Telescope Ridge (Just below telescope elev)
Bennett Peak (1 Bivy night) (9980ft)
Rogers Peak (9994ft)
1 summit of Mount Whitney was on route approach.
Charcoal Kilns (the best preserved in the west)
WildRose Canyon and Oasis
Darwin Falls and Canyon
China Garden Springs
Cerro Gordo Alt Route
Rain in Death Valley
My water bottles froze in Death Valley (Bennet Peak Bivy night)
THE HST reverse yoyo plus as an approach
Special Thanks to
Cris and Chica
L2H Thru hikers
Puppy and Bulldozer
for being AWESOME!