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Section 15 – Independence to Kennedy Meadows South

This section started in Kings Canyon National Park and the John Muir Wilderness and quickly entered Sequoia National Park followed by Sequoia National Forest and the Southen Sierra Wilderness. The terrain transitioned rapidly from high granite peaks to sparse sequoia forest to the hot (desert?) lowlands. D113 Fri 4 Oct. ...

Section 13 – South Lake Tahoe to Mamoth

This section went through Mokelumne Wilderness and Carson Iceberg Wilderness before droping into Northern Kennedy Meadows for a resupply. After Kennedy Meadows the trail entered Emigrant Wilderness and soon after that into Yosemite National Park. After Tuolumne Meadows we joined the Sierra High Route as we had already hiked the ...

Section 12 – Sierra City to South Lake Tahoe.

This section went through Tahoe National Forest and within that Granite Chief Wilderness (Granite Chief is a mountain). It then went through El Dorado Mational Forest and within that Desolation Wilderness. Don’t know why it’s called Desolation Wilderness as it seemed very pretty to us with high alpine lakes nestled ...