Crescent Meadow to Whitney Portal via the High Sierra Trail (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide
"While it’s lesser known than the 218-mile John Muir Trail, which runs the length of the Sierra from Mt. Whitney to Yosemite Valley, the 68.5-mile High Sierra Trail, traversing the Sierra from Giant Forest to Mt. Whitney, deserves equal consideration. While hordes of peakbaggers set their sights on Mt. Whitney from the east, and a good number of backpackers visit Bearpaw Meadow and Hamilton Lakes from the west, few others experience the majesty of the land in between. Wonderful treasures such as the alpine heights of Nine Lakes Basin, the meadows of Big Arroyo, the serenity of Moraine Lake, the glacier-carved depths of Kern Canyon, and remote lakes below the Sierra Crest await."