I've been looking for info on a Daniel-to-Hinman traverse/scramble but have been coming up empty. Earlier this week, when I went up to the lower slopes of Mt. Daniel via the Cathedral Pass trail and Peggy's Pond trail -- well, before I got rained back to the car -- I got the wonderful view from just before the junction where you can drop down to Deep Lake, looking up at (left to right) Mt. Hinman, Mt. Daniel, and Cathedral Rock.
Looking at the maps (GT and USGS), doing an out and back from the east seems -- please note the word seems
-- straightforward, especially if you use the south slopes of Daniel to get to Hinman. The distance and the difficulty don't look bad, and, assuming you get an early start from a basecamp at Peggy's Pond, for instance, it could be done in a long but not too long day. Looks like a fun two-fer. Maybe.
So here's the big question: no one appears to write about this route/idea -- why not
? What this tells me is not that I'm a pioneer and a daring, audacious adventurer who has discovered a new, never-done-before route, but quite the opposite, i.e. that folks have done it and it either isn't fun or isn't a good idea, and no one wants to recommend it as a thing they think other people should do. Or...?
Anyone have any opinions or experience on this? Thanks.
EDIT: I also could just not have looked hard/long enough for info. References and/or links? Thx.