markv wrote:Ledge rat, i'm trying to trace out your route and what i've got for maps doesn't show all the specific features like The Gap and each Minaret's name. Do i have to buy the Secor climbers' book or is there some way of seeing this detail online? Also, the last year that i was in that area in early July on the PCT the mosquitos were EPIC. Isn't that area going to be bug fiesta until late August?
My first summer in the High Sierra about 35 years ago was an epic summer for mosquitos... We had only sleeping bags and a tarp. I lost 20 pounds and 5 pints of blood. Seems that the Minarets always have a lot of mosquitos. At least down at the trailhead.
Here is your online reference:
Photo URL: http://www.summitpost.org/the-minarets/248005
Here's a photo of the eastern side on the Minarets, from the outlet of Iceberg Lake. The Gap is obvious on the right. That's the Clyde Minaret on the left. The South Notch is almost visible far left.