Thanks to a reader for showing us this. This is badass.
from the SuperTopo Forums:
“Mark Wellman and I completed our 3 day trans Sierra sitski from East to West yesterday. It was 3 days and 2 nights , 44 miles of double poling on our sitskis carrying our own gear strapped to our sitski.. Rick Sylvester came along too. We started at snow line on Tioga Pass Road , .5 miles below Ellery Lake and finished at snowline on the West side , 5 miles above the Tioga Pass road closure.
We had a great trip with favorable snow conditions for sitskiing. We had Toulumne Meadows, Tenaya Lake, and the rest of the route to ourselves in this huge snow year. We need very firm conditions to double pole and we had good freezes at night. Mark did this 18 years ago and I guess this is the second repeat of this by 2 paraplegics on sitskis although that doesn’t matter to me – it was just a blast to be on a multiday backcountry ski trip again after 9 years of abstinence.”