Correction to Secor
by Phil Martz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Valor Pass that connects Blackcap Basin with Martha Lake is located by
Secor in his second edition at "1.0 mi NNW of Mt Reinstein". I believe
the correct location is 0.4 mi NNW of Mt Reinstein. For a waypoint file
(.tpg) that shows the locations of High Sierra Passes in conjunction with
TOPO! maps, see
I have compiled a waypoint file (Sierra passes.tpg) for use with TOPO! maps,
of about 100% of off-trail High Sierra Passes. The file is at
Download and open in TOPO! for locations of passes. I am continuing
to update this file with more passes and notes on passes. Any comments
please send email to me at
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