When I’m backpacking, I usually enjoy doing little-to-no work once I’ve reached and set up camp. Because of this, there were times during my once-in-a-lifetime High Sierra trip where I didn’t even go out and shoot during the golden hours, usually using the excuse of being too tired to wander around.
Packing for the High Sierra Trail was one of the harder parts about the entire trip. It was a careful balancing act of not carrying more weight than I had to for a week, but also not being in the middle of nowhere and not have something I needed or wanted.
I would argue that planning for the High Sierra Trail was more difficult than the hike itself…
he High Sierra Trail is a spectacular 72 mile trek across the famed Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, arguably the finest mountain scenery in the United States.
There’s always a difficult balance between making sure you have all the gear you need, but that you’re not carrying additional gear for no reason.
It got me thinking about what important lessons I’ve also learned through the years of essentially trial-and-error travel photography.
You’ll come to the first set of what I’d consider “major falls.” This is where the trail began to go straight up the river.