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.
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.
New Photos - 2000 trip with the next generation - Karl and Katy!
and Katy La Favre, White Mountains