The Lowest-to-Highest (L2H) is a cross-country route that begins at Badwater Basin in Death Valley, the lowest point in North America, and traverses two mountain ranges before climbing to the highest point in the lower 48 states, Mt. Whitney. I first heard about it while thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail back in 2014. It has gained popularity in recent years, though when I did it in 2016, I only met a handful of other hikers. It’s a stunning, strenuous, and logistically challenging route reserved only for the most experienced and dedicated backpackers. It’s not to be taken on without serious consideration and planning. When I hiked it, I also included a 60 mile extension on the High Sierra Trail (HST) from Mt. Whitney to the General Sherman Tree in Kings Canyon Sequoia National Park. Highly recommended for those who just can’t get enough!