On Saturday, September 9, 2017 Portland-based endurance athletes Willie McBride, Brian Donnelly, and Jeff Boggess set out northbound on the Sierra High Route, traveling nearly 200 miles from Road's End in King's Canyon National Park to Twin Lakes just north of Yosemite National Park in 8 long days. With an average elevation of 10,000 ft. and over half the route navigating off-trail through isolated, rarely-traveled terrain, the SHR is a true test of endurance, mental fortitude and all-around mountain skills, and this trip was no exception. Taking a minimalist, light and fast approach, sparing even stoves (and hot food and coffee!), the three had an extremely challenging, and deeply rewarding, journey through one of the most magnificent mountain ranges on earth. Come hear the stories of their ups and downs and learn what it takes to make those once-in-a-lifetime trips a reality!