Correction to Secor

Valor Pass

by Phil Martz (

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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