"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
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!