by yosemiteforlife67 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:45 pm
by seano » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:22 pm
yosemiteforlife67 wrote:Anyone who may have taken this route, and how rugged is it really??...
by yosemiteforlife67 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:11 am
by Princess Buttercup » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:32 am
by peninsula » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:45 pm
yosemiteforlife67 wrote:Thanks, i am still trying to decide whether to just take the main trail from langley down to lower soldier lake, and just continue over guyot pass, through crabtree meadow and on up to guitar lake and onto trail crest, or take the adventurous route. I am not going to go, until the last week of july, but i appreciate the information on this route so i can decide whether we will take this route, my group numbers 10 so with the class 3 stuff, it might be a little challenging...
by Bob Burd » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:46 pm
by peninsula » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:02 pm
Bob Burd wrote:While I agree with peninsula's assertion for many cross-country routes, I'd have to respectfully disagree on this particular one. There is a very good use trail up Rock Creek all the way to Sky Blue Lake:
That said, it's hugely faster to reach Whitney via this route than going down to Crabtree Lakes/Meadow and back up the JMT. It's less than a mile and 1,500ft to Trail Crest via cross-country, vs. 10 miles and 3,000ft via Crabtree Meadow.
by yosemiteforlife67 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:45 am
by mttaolp » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:24 pm
by hikin_jim » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:48 am
I'm considering this route as a descent route from Mt. Whitney. I notice quite a number of cliffs in Bob's photo, above. I wonder if anyone could comment on how to avoid the cliffs as I descend. Are they obvious from above? Is there a particular bearing one could follow or a land mark one can guide on that would give one a good line?Bob Burd wrote:From the lake up to Discovery Pinnacle is exactly as Moosetracks describes it - a huge sand/gravel slog, 1,500ft worth. This pic shows about 2/3 of the slog up to Discovery Pinnacle:
by hikin_jim » Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:12 am
by surgent » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:44 pm