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9. The Trailblazing West: Hiking the Sierra High Route, California

The 195-mile Sierra High Route traverses some of the country’s most rugged terrain between Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. And it doesn’t take the easy way. The High Route is famous for tackling the wind-whipped jagged peaks head-on. You’ll earn bragging rights to last a lifetime.

Need more inspiration? Check out this footage of our 2007 Adventurer of the Year Andrew Skurka hiking the High Route:

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