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Camp on New Army Pass

Hi everyone,

I am going to hike to Mount Langley at this coming weekend. As a photographer, I want to take some sunrise and sunset photos on top of New Army Pass. I am thinking to camp on top of New Army Pass and summit on second day. As this will be my first time there, I am wondering what condition I would encounter.

I know there is no water up there. So I am ...
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Missing 13-year-old Hiker in Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' staff is searching for a missing 13-year-old hiker at Kings Canyon National Park in California. Anyone with information about this is encouraged to call 1-888-677-2746. For the latest news about this search, visit http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/newsreleases.htm.

FLYER (JPEG/Image): Image

Flyer (PDF): http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/upload/MISSING-HIKER-Austin-Shedd-July-28-2014-2.pdf

General Map: http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/upload/PIO-ArrowPeakInitial_PIO_8x11.pdf
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Recommendations for 3-Day September Sierra Backpack

Hi! I've been lurking the SummitPost boards for many years, but finally found occasion to create a profile and post. Thank you all for your information over the years!

I'm looking for suggestions for a 3-day, 2-night backpack in the high Sierras in early September this year. A buddy of mine is flying out from Florida to Los Angeles and I'd like to show him the beauty of region. He's less experienced than I, but ...
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Rock slide - Meysan Lake area

This is the main descent chute between Lone Pine Peak and Peak 3985.
On July 27, 2014 we saw a major rock avalanche off one of the walls (climbers right of the main descent chute). Thousands of pounds of rock came down. Some rocks even hit the wall on the other side.

Be extremely careful and quick coming down this chute, stay as far to the climbers left as possible!
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Rosy Finch Peak

Hello,

Thinking of traversing to Rosy Finch Peak from Pyramid Peak in a few weeks. Anyone done this? I see it's rated as class-3, but am wondering how solid the rock is, exposure, etc.

Plan is to then descend SE to Finch Lake. How is it getting back to Morgan's Pass from there? As easy as it looks on the topo maps?
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Sierra Nevada Red Lake Trailhead

I'm planning to climb Split Mountain overnight sometime during the week of Aug 11. I drive a passenger car which won't make it to the trailhead. What is the best option if I can't get a lift from someone w/4wd? (I will trade a case of beer for a lift!) I've been to Tinnemaha campground, maybe drive Fuller road as far as I can and hike in? Is the creek on private land? Any suggestions ...
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Sawmill Pass and trail conditions

I'm going backpacking from Kearsarge Pass up the JMT/PCT and out Sawmill Pass in a couple of weeks. Interested to know the conditions on Sawmill Pass and trail. We're going to camp at Sawmill Lake on the last night before hiking out, as Ive been told this is the last water on the way down.

Anybody been up/down Sawmill trail recently?

Thanks.
Steve
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Shepherd Pass trail conditions + Williamson

Just got back from hitting T/W, and the trail is pretty clean. There is only one patch of snow just below the pass that is easily traversed, quite soft, no need for ice ax or crampons. There is a pretty significant washout at around 10,000', below Anvil Camp, from the flash flood last year, but there is now a pretty good use trail developing that goes up approximately 100' to bypass it.

In addition, the ...
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BearCreekSpire/Pics

anyone been up on BCSpire this season and looked down onto Feather Peak and Merriam area? Curious about how much if any snow is in Feather Couloir

Thx!
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Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail maps now online

Howdy folks,
FYI:
Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail maps are now available online:
http://mc2ct.org/trail-status-maps/
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