High Sierra Segment

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Sponsoring Council

San Diego - Imperial

Award Dimensions

1'' x 3'' segments

Summary

This is an indicator patch to show where a High Adventure Backpack Award was earned and so may be earned in conjunction with any High Sierra Backback Award.

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Detailed Requirements

HIGH SIERRA SEGMENTS 

Requirements

1. This is an indicator patch to show where a High Adventure Backpack Award was earned and so may be earned in conjunction with any High Sierra Backback Award. 


2. The Trek must be a genuine backpack of 30 hours scheduled backpack time in at least 6 consecutive days and 5 nights on the trail. 


3. Only 1 Indicator Segment may be earned on each Trek. At least 16 hours of scheduled backpack time must be in the Sector designated by the Segment. 


4. Comply with the General Requirements of San Diego Trek Aid #105. 


5. The designated areas of the segments are: 


YOSEMITE - Yosemite National Park 


TRANS-SIERRA - Any Trek that crosses the High Sierra Nevada north of an East-West line through Kernville and South of an East-West line through the northern boundary of the Emigrant Wilderness. The following Indicator areas are designated by the US Geological Survey 15 minute quadrangle topographical maps. 


BANNER/RITTER - Mono Craters, Merced Peak, Devil's Postpile, Mt. Morrison and Mt. Abbot. 


SEVEN GABLES - Mt. Abbot, Mt. Tom, Blackcap Mountain and Mt. Goddard. 


GODDARD - Mt. Goddard, Big Pine and Blackcap Mountain. 


PINCHOT - Mt. Goddard, Big Pine, Marion Peak and Mt. Pinchot. 


DIAMOND MESA - Mt. Pinchot, Mt. Whitney, Olancha and Kern Peak. 


GREAT WESTERN DIVIDE - Mt. Whitney, Triple Divide Peak, Mineral King and Kern Peak. 


KERN PLATEAU - Hockett Peak, Monarch Mt., California Hot Springs, Kernville and Lamonte Peak. 


WESTERN LAKES - Shuteye Peak, Kaiser Peak, Shaver Lake, Huntington Lake, Blackcap Mountain (only that part outside King's Canyon National Park), Tehipite Dome, Patterson Mountain, Giant Forest, Kaweah, Mineral King, Camp Nelson, and California Hot Springs. 


NOTE: Multiple Indicator Segments may be earned for extended treks. Prior written approval of the High Adventure Team is required.