Drew enjoyed a fabulous 7 days of hiking on the Sierra High Route in Southern California starting at the Southern end of the Sierra Mountains in September. He joined a group of 2 guides, Andrew Skurka and Brian Robinson, and 5 other guys for this hiking trip (the others were from California and Colorado). They hiked about 90 miles in 7 days through some incredibly beautiful terrain, all above 10,000 feet. They spent each night under the stars and cooked their own food. Thankfully one of the guys was a great fisherman, and he caught fish for them to eat several nights. Drew took a lot of pictures and even came home with several videos on his camera. Enjoy a sampling of the pictures (I'll spare you the videos, ha!).
First view of the high Sierra at 11,000 feet
Andrew Skurka (guide) enjoying the view
Marion Lake...an incredibly blue lake
Drew near Marion Lake
Drew about to climb down toward Marion Lake
Looking down from a high mountain pass at 12,000 feet
If you look in the distance, you can see part of the group walking down the snow field where Drew just came through.
Crossing the John Muir trail
Sunset at camp site at 12,000 feet, way above tree line
Magnificent sunset lighting Palisade Mountain
One of many beautiful alpine lakes
Snow storm on the mountain where the group just hiked
Group walking through another snow field
Snow Tongue Pass...an incredibly steep and dangerous decent that the group hiked