3.6 miles
Distance
1,452 ft
Climb
-1,049 ft
Descent
2 miles
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Details

  • Activities
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
    John Muir Wilderness
    Whitney Portal, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Winter only trail
  • Trail Type
    Primitive
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Trail Visibility
    No clear path
  • Season
    March-May
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Skiing
  • Land Owner
    Inyo National Forest

Sierra High Route backcountry ski route, day four of six. From original GPS log data.

The SHR is a multi-day wilderness ski mountaineering tour with no huts, no resupply, no cell service, few if any other people, and no nearby roads. This route is for the experienced backcountry skier with solid backcountry and mountaineering skills; the SHR is the essence of ski mountaineering.

Warning: Backcountry ski mountaineering is inherently dangerous. There is little chance of being rescued on this route. Plan accordingly.

Access Info

Parking at Shepherd Creek Trailhead and Old Wolverton Ski Area. Wilderness permit is required.

Disclaimer

Contributor disclaims any warranty regarding accuracy or suitability of this route. Use at your own risk.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Sierra High Route 4: Colby to Glacier Lake backcountry ski trail trail
  • Altitude change
    404 ft
  • Altitude min
    11,265 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,289 ft
  • Altitude end
    11,693 ft
  • Grade
    2.1%
  • Grade max
    -56.5%
  • Grade min
    75.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    531 ft
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