Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California: H

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Section H of the PCT trail runs 175.8 miles from Mt. Whitney to Tuolumne Meadows and Highway 120. Mt. Whitney is the highest point on the entire Pacific Crest Trail with an elevation of 14,491 feet. In fact, it's the highest point in the lower 48 states! According to the official PCT guidebook, many backpackers agree that this section of the Pacific Crest Trail has some of the finest mountain scenery in the United States! Much of this section of the PCT follows the massively-popular John Muir Trail.

Along the way the trail passes Sandy Meadow; Wallace Creek; Wright Creek; Forester Pass; Vidette Meadow; Bubbs Creek Canyon; Bullfrog Lake; the town of Independence, CA; Glen Pass; Rae Lakes Ranger Station; Arrowhead Lake; Dollar Lake; Woods Creek; Pinchot Pass; Lake Marjorie; South Fork Kings River; Mather Pass; Upper and Lower Palisade Lakes; Deer Meadow; Middle Fork Kings River; Helen Lake; Muir Pass; Evolution Creek; Evolution Lake; McClure Meadow; South Fork San Joaquin River; Lakeshore, CA; Senger Creek; Sally Keyes Lakes; Heart Lake; Selden Pass; Rosemarie Meadow; Mono Creek; Lakeshore, CA; North Fork Mono Creek; Silver Pass; Lake Virginia; Purple Lake; Deer Creek; Upper Crater Meadow; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Boundary Creek; Reds Meadow, Rainbow Falls-Fish Valley-Cascade Valley Trail; Minaret Creek; Middle Fork; Ansel Adams Wilderness; Thousand Island Lake; Island Pass; Donohue Pass; Lyell Fork; and Tuolumne Meadows, CA.
Trail length: 176 miles
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  • Posted by Greg Heil on December 9, 2011


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