High Sierra Trail Day 4 - Big Arroyo Junction to Kern Hot Spring

We woke up chilly to frozen socks (I had an extra pair that did not freeze) and frozen shoes. I brought toe warmers with me and did jumping jacks to warm up while making breakfast and packing up.

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Planning the High Sierra Trail Thru-Hike

The 72 mile trail starts in the West from Crescent Meadows in the Sequoia National Park and runs to the East across the mountain range to the Mt. Whitney summit and down to Whitney Portal.

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Wildfires - Safety Tips and Prevention

Wildfires, are harmful to humans, but they’re an essential part of the ecosystem. It’s just part of what nature does to keep itself balanced, and part of what makes it so beautiful. But what do you do if a wildfire starts while you’re on the trail?

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Altitude Sickness: My Story, Prevention & Symptoms

My head pounding, and no amount of Advil that I was taking was helping. I tried to sleep for another two hours, telling myself I was just exhausted. But I felt like throwing up and I was dizzy. I woke up my hiking buddy at 9:30pm, we packed up camp and hiked down.

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Last Minute Campsite and Wilderness Permits

Be flexible on the dates if you can, it’s often easier to get weekday reservations than weekend ones. But if you’re a weekender and Friday through Sunday are your only hope, be flexible on routes and locations.

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