photo loading, 39 KB, High Sierra

Jeff La Favre

My first High Sierra experience came in 1970, with a backpack trip from Kings Canyon to Mt. Whitney. For nine days my brother, Vic, and I explored the back country of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, climbing more than 18,000 feet in elevation and covering a distance of 104 miles. We carried all of our equipment and food in backpacks, drank from innumerable snow-fed streams, and cooked over wood fires. It was a journey I will never forget.

Five years later I was introduced to High Sierra mountaineering by my uncle, Gerald La Favre. This was the first of several trips I would enjoy with my uncle and his son, Mark. In the years that followed, there were a couple of "shake-down" hikes and five more major trips. In all, I climbed twelve mountains, hiked more than 400 miles, and gained more than 100,000 feet in elevation. Follow the link below to learn more about these trips and see some photos.

More about my Sierra trips

Follow links below for full screen photos!

Below you will find links to some full screen photos from the High Sierras. The files for these photos are large so you must be patient in waiting for them to download. They are best viewed with your monitor set to 800 x 600 pixels or higher.

Chagoopa Plateau sunset
Great Western Divide
Rock outcrops near Mt. Whitney
Deadwood on Kearsarge Pass
Jeff, Mark and Gerald La Favre on Kearsarge Pass
Water in a stream
Vic La Favre having breakfast at Bubbs Creek
Sunset at Golden Bear Creek
On the summit of Split Mountain
Campfire at Tyndall Creek on the Muir trail
Mark La Favre on ascent of Eagle Scout Peak
Trees with lake
Colby Creek
South side of summit of Mt. Clarence King
Saddle north of Split Mountain

New Photos - 2000 trip with the next generation - Karl and Katy!

Karl and Katy La Favre, White Mountains
Karl and Katy, Bishop Pass
Columbine Peak at dusk
Alex climbing Columbine Peak
Katy decending from Knapsack Pass
Karl and Katy at camp in Dusy Basin
Jeff, Karl, Katy and Alex on Bishop Pass, on the way out

 

RETURN TO HOME PAGE