by hellroaring » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:46 pm
by Clark_Griswold » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:55 pm
by ksolem » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:25 pm
by hellroaring » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:36 pm
ksolem wrote:A trek up the middle fork of the Kings River up under Tehipite Dome, on up Blue Canyon to the North East and up into the headwaters of the North Fork of the Kings would take you through some of the most remote isolated and rarely visited country in the Sierra.
With some kind of car shuttle or drop off you could traverse the range from west to east. As you near the east side you'll start to see a few folks, probably a welcome sight by then...
by mdougherty » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:54 am
by mconnell » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:22 pm
by JHH60 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:23 pm
mdougherty wrote:One can occasionally find solitude in unexpected places. I spent a few days in Kings Canyon NP this past Labor Day weekend camping at Frypan Meadow and hiking around from there. I passed one couple on my way up the Lewis Creek Trail and never saw another person until I reached the pavement at the end of the trip.
by MoabPeakBagger » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:37 pm
by Diggler » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:57 pm
by butitsadryheat » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:58 pm
by rhyang » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:03 pm
mconnell wrote:Last time I answered this question, an not-to-be-named SPer threatened me with physical violence for revealing "his area", so this time I'm keeping my mouth shut. (Is that better, dug?)
by hellroaring » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:57 pm
MoabPeakBagger wrote:Haul your carcass and gear up Goddard Creek or The Enchanted Gorge and see how you're faring after that.
Don't worry Sierra lovers, you know I'm not giving anything away here because anyone desperate enough to slog up those has earned their solitude the hard way: through suffering and penance.
And kudos to everyone else for keeping mum. To the original poster: study the maps, my friend. Remote high country basins exist in the upper reaches of the South and Middle Forks of the King's River, and South Fork of the San Joaquin. Anything truly worth it will probably be a secret easily findable on a 7.5" map.
And as for comparisons to Montana or Wyoming- my experience is that there is NOWHERE in the High Sierra that has the same quality of remoteness that a place like the Wind Rivers or the Absarokas have, for instance. Just too many damn people. Luckily the weather is great and makes up for it.
by RickF » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:29 am