Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Loop in the Sawach Range?

Regional discussion and conditions reports for the U.S. Rocky Mountains. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Colorado Climbing Partners section.
 

Postby MtnHermit » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:34 pm

One vehicle or two? Any 4WD?

Frenchman and Pine Creek are both awesome and uncrowded. I've never done Lower Pine Creek, but been to Silver King Lake via Clohesy Lake, bit complicated.

It's really gorgeous now, green and not too many skitters.
MtnHermit

 
Posts: 292
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:45 pm
Location: Colorado
Thanked: 9 times in 8 posts

Postby MtnHermit » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:30 am

Your Sienna will not get you to the Frenchman TH, but close, within a mile. The Colo Trail crosses the FM trail ~1mi up-creek from the TH. So fundamentally your loop is sound.

If you have twenty-something legs, no reason you can't do both Harvard and Columbia from upper FM on day 2, they're both right there. Even do one on the day one evening if the thunder gods are smiling, as we speak Thor is very angry. Then the south PC trail to PC and upper Missouri Basin. Then loop back to your vehicle via the PC trail to the CT. Not a clue how well any of that is signed, I've become a big fan of GPS Topos and use them exclusively. All the trails we've discussed are on those GPS maps in bold red dashed lines.

When you're on top of Harvard you'll be able to see the whole trip, plan to get there early so you can spend an hour to scout everything.

Enjoy!!!
MtnHermit

 
Posts: 292
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:45 pm
Location: Colorado
Thanked: 9 times in 8 posts


Return to Colorado

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.