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

Sierra Nevada History / Natural History & Setting • Endangered Bighorn Sheep Moved to Yosemite, Sequoia Parks
Posted by ERIC on March 31, 2015 at 4:19 am

Thanks for posting. NPR had a decent story on this as well. […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • South Fork Bishop Creek
Posted by Beantown on March 31, 2015 at 3:29 am

Thanks for the info. I am heading up Thursday for 4 days to hike/ backpack. I have a jeep with 4wd so I'm sure I could make it up. So it seems that even tho the road is closed people still drive up and don't get […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • TR: Long Lake 2015/03/28-29
Posted by jimmeans on March 31, 2015 at 3:24 am

Blackfoot, Brad W, and I hiked up for a quick one night trip to Long Lake along the Bishop Pass trail. It has become a tradition for us to do some snow camping in early spring in this area. This year we were able to […]

Backpacking / Hiking / Camping • Hiking With Dogs
Posted by Wandering Daisy on March 31, 2015 at 3:23 am

Anyone can have their dog trained as a service dog. The dog gets papers based on his ability. The question the ranger will have is not that you "faked" papers, but what disability do you have that requires a service […]

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