Sierra Mapping Project Introduction

The Sierra Mapping Project was established as a means to bring lesser known trails publicity in hopes of alleviating the stressors this sudden influx of hikers has placed on California's trail systems. I conceived this idea to highlight and showcase the ENTIRE High Sierra. Highly popular trails such as the Pacific Crest and John Muir Trails receive much attention while the remaining neighboring trails receive little to none. Let's utilize this information and get out and hike on ALL of our trails. If nothing else, this project will shed light and information on forgotten trails and routes bringing new enthuasiasm and adventure into the backcountry. We are blessed beyond belief to have such an incredible mountain range - the Sierra Nevada's - at our doorstep. 

My love for hiking and the great outdoors is at the forefront of my brainchild - the Sierra Mapping Project. Although these trail networks exist on hard maps, we do not know the current status of them. The Sierra Mapping Project is meant to be used as a tool for outdoor enthuisasts to get out and explore the more wild side of our mountains.  

In addition to mapping and documenting trails I will also be scouting new route options for a more secluded experience similar to that of the Sierra High Route. 

Although the Sierra Mapping Project will be costly, information and knowledge should always remain free. I will publish my tracks and waypoints for the public to utilize. My downloadable tracks of existing trails will ALWAYS remain free (donations encouraged). It is my wish that people will responsibly explore nature while simultaneously improving their physical, mental, and emotional health. 

I am actively looking for partners and sponsors. Any donation, no matter the size, will be graciously welcomed. Please help spread the word and help me share my brainchild, Sierra Mapping Project, with the public! 

With love, laughter, and the happiest of trails, 

Sara Fry