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Onion Valley to Whitney Portal June 28-Whenever Conditions?

Postby rnevius » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:12 pm

I was wondering if anyone has been over in this direction this year. Last year I went all over the John Muir Wilderness in June without crampons just fine in the snow, but I know there is a lot more this year. Think it'll be ok? I'm extremely experienced, young, etc...all I'm really curious about is if conditions will be "passable". Creek info would be nice too (I know they are HUGE). Starting date would be around the 28th, and I'm also considering Shepherd's Pass and just hanging out around lake South America area as well depending on conditions of Forrester and Kearsarge. Thanks in advance!
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Postby rnevius » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:36 pm

One shameless bump as the date comes closer. I am mostly concerned with the state of Forrester Pass (or what it will be in a week). Anyone been up there lately?
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Postby dshoshone » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:15 pm

I was up Kersarge a few days ago..there is snow, but it's no problem at all.. there is a pretty good trail blazed to the top of the pass and it was softening by 8 am.

Forrester and Shepards are much steeper...it depends on the time of day... I used crampons on Shepards last June early in the morning and was glad I had them.
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