A Community Built By Its Members For Its Members

High Sierra Topix (HST) is a not-for-profit Sierra Nevada adventure
community resource created 
by its members, for its members.

Our members are highly experienced in backpacking, hiking, peak bagging, bouldering,
mountaineering, photography and fishing in and around the John Muir Trail (JMT), Sierra High Route
(SHR), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and most importantly, off-trail areas of the Sierra Nevada. We are
adventure fanatics 
who can answer nearly any question on the topic. HST has several features to help
with trip planning, learn about or 
discuss locations, or, simply enjoy the Sierra Nevada vicariously
from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Your Sierra Nevada Adventure awaits!

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The High Sierra Forums have trip reports, photos, and discussions written by over 6000 registered members. Register with the forums to ask any Sierra related questions, share your experiences, post photos, or discuss Sierra related topics. You wont find a more experienced and helpful resource anywhere online!

The High Sierra Map

An evolving custom dynamic Google map centered over the Sierra Nevada that contains street, terrain, satellite, and topo map displays and thousands of locators which identify features including cross country passes, waterfalls, USGS topo maps, fishing locations, and much more.

The Information Booth

Detailed information, descriptions, and photos regarding routes, trips, and cross country passes. While technically a portion of the forums, this section is tightly moderated to maintain consistent and informative content, and is a great trip planning resource.

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Active HST Forum Posts

Conditions Reports and Information • Google Earth and Current Conditions
Posted by dougieb on March 30, 2015 at 9:35 pm

I just wanted to second Paul's comment. Google uses a variety of sources for their satellite imagery so depending upon the location, there will be different dates (and quality) available. There must be some way to see […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • University Pass?
Posted by overheadx2 on March 30, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Thanks, I figured a night at Robinson would get me acclimated for the pass. My pack is usually around 28 pounds so it wont be to bad. I have started doing some off trail passes the last few years, and would love to do […]

High Sierra Photography / Videography • SIERRA INSPIRATION VIDEOTHON!
Posted by copeg on March 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Great thread. Inspired me to piece together some photos and movies from last year. […]

High Sierra Photography / Videography • SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!
Posted by fishmonger on March 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

From a batch of freshly edited 2010 images - heading up to Trail Crest July 28, 2010. Snow in late July, when will we see that again?View west from the JMT above Hitchcock Lakes […]

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