Yosemite just got a quad-busting 94-mile hiking route

jason

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It’s hard to imagine there would be anything new to find in a place as well loved as the 128-year-old Yosemite National Park. But professional backpacker Andrew Skurka scoured maps and set out on a scouting trip in August along the Sierra Crest in search of a new route through one of the country’s most popular parks.
After nine days in the backcountry, the 38-year-old came away with a pick-your-own-adventure trek. At its core, the route is 94 miles long and runs from Grace Meadow in the north to Quartzite Peak in the south. Skurka calls it the Yosemite High Route.

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Good story Jason and if I was a backpacker I'd be plum excited. I never really ever got into long distance back packing though. I have paddled many a mile though.
 
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