JHH60 wrote:yosemiteforlife67 wrote:hey, just an additional inquiry regarding clear creek route......above clear creek meadow/camp area....are there spots up above that are good , in case i want to have a slightly shorter summit day? How far up, does the creek go, and how accessible, and how high can you set up camp?I would assume , i would probably have to bring all my water....depending on how high above the meadow the creek starts. Information on this would be very helpful. Thanks.
The usual base camp area at around 8300' (where I shot the photo I previously posted) is where the creek starts. There are places higher up where you could bivy but they are smaller, more exposed, and require you to melt snow and/or bring your water.
Hey thanks for the information. I was hoping for a little shorter day, but i am not sure if we may be able to do that. We would have to bring all our water(unless there is still some snow up there in the next 4-5 weeks......is that 5 miles as bad as it may sound...going up the ridge of clear creek, or not too bad? I have done the rocky canyon route up to the top of Pyramid peak(9983) in desolation wilderness, which is about 3+ miles,(one way) and you climb 4000 feet. Clear creek you climb 5800 feet in 5 miles. Any insight on this?