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Kaweah Basin Access

Postby HungarySagehen » Sun May 23, 2010 11:35 pm

Hey all
I've been working on an itinerary to get into Big Arroyo this July, and I was wondering if there is a way to cross over directly from BA into the Kaweah Basin on the eastern side of the Kaweah ridge? Anyone have experience in the area that might know of a way to get over and back?

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Postby El Cuervo » Mon May 24, 2010 12:14 am

Do you own the book "The high Sierra, Peaks, Passes and Trails" by R. J. Secor?

Given your interest, you owe it to yourself to get this book, now in a 3rd edition.

It will become one of your favorites.
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Postby Dave K » Mon May 24, 2010 6:57 pm

Several years ago we went in from the west via Pyra-Queen Col, a truly horrid crossing. The west side consists of several hundred feet of scree, steepening towards the top. It is under class 3, but with a full pack, it is unfun. The easier part is the east side, which consists of several hundred yards of talus-hopping. We exited the basin to the north, I believe, via a somewhat convoluted route that I don't remember very well. It's described in Secor's book, along with Pyra-Queen Col.

With that said, spending a few days at Kaweah Basin was well worth the effort getting there.
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