Day 1 Meet at North Lake, shuttle to South Lake...
Day 2 Begin Backpacking, South Lake to Dusy Basin; 8 miles...
Day 3 Le Conte Canyon and Big Pete Meadow; 7 miles...
Day 4 Muir Pass and Evolution Lake; 12 miles...
Day 5 Rest Day at Evolution Lake...
Day 6 Evolution Valley; 9.5 miles...
Day 7 Piute Canyon; 7.5 miles...
Day 8 Piute Pass, North Lake Trailhead; 5.5 miles
7 nights camping
South Lake to North Lake Backpack
California's Finest - Dusy Basin, King's Canyon, Evolution Region
50-mile trek is considered the "Jawdropper" for its
amazing mountain scenery. Soaring peaks,
amazing vistas, spectacular alpine lakes - this unbelievable
itinerary has it all, including our amazing backcountry food. On
this challenging backpack you'll go over three high passes—Bishop,
Muir and Piute. Along this hike you will enjoy the most splendid
scenery the High Sierra has to offer.
hike begins with a steep climb over Bishop Pass into Dusy Basin.
Our route takes us into Sequoia National
King's Canyon and along the John Muir Trail. We'll cross Muir Pass and
camp by exquisite Evolution Lake in
the shadow of Mt. Darwin and Mt. Mendel.
We'll then head along the San
Joaquin River and Piute Canyon to
the area near Humphreys Basin.
Finally we'll descend Piute Pass to
finish our loop hike of the High Sierra.
If your spirit
is drawn to high places, if you're a strong, stout-hearted woman
and an experienced backpacker then don't miss this premiere High
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