EastcoastMike wrote:Hello All,
I'd like to do a 3-4 night trip in the High Sierra in early July. I'm open to any/all starting points including Yosemite, Bishop, Mammoth, etc. Ideally this would be a loop that avoids the most heavily trafficked areas. I'm looking to hike 5-10 miles per day with at least one trip up and over a pass. Bonus points if there are some easy class 2/3 peaks nearby to climb if we are feeling adventurous. I've camped in the Cottonwood Lakes area, near Matterhorn peak, and around Mt. Ritter previously and enjoyed those areas thoroughly . Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
EastcoastMike wrote:Deb - I would only be able to end someplace different if there was some type of public transit. I was thinking about maybe Mammoth --> Tuolome because I believe there is a shuttle bus back.
I'd like to do a 3-4 night trip in the High Sierra in early July.
obsidian wrote:I live in the Owens Valley,...on the east side of the Sierra,...and, all the approaches involve an elevation gain of al least 5,000 feet,...except Rad's Meadow (out of Mammoth Lakes), Bishop Creek (out of Bishop), and, the (Little Lakes Valley).
At Tom's Place (north of Bishop,...and, south of Mammoth Lakes) turn southwest into the range on the Rock Creek Road and go 10.5 miles to Mosquito Flat at roads end.
whitetail wrote:Holy forum post Daria - That spread of pictures is better than many of the trip reports that get posted
...Wha wha whaaaa? Approach to what exactly? The passes? For the desert starts (Shepherd, Baxter, Sawmill, Taboose) and Whitney that's true, but Onion Valley to Kearsarge is ~2500vf, Piute Pass is ~2000vf, Mono Pass 2K vf, Duck Pass is <2K; hell even Lamarck Col is "only" 3500 vf,...
The Forest Service publishes an excellent topographic map (1:63360) entitled A Guide to the Sequoia-Kings Canyon and John Muir Wilderness. This is huge--it's more akin to a kite than a usual map--but is excellent for planning purposes. The bighorn sheep closures are clearly marked.
"Then day 3 go over Potluck Pass and camp at the Barrett Lakes and same day take your pick on the Pallisades. Day 4 swing back over Potluck and Bishop Pass and on the way bag Agassiz or Goode."
Hoodoo wrote:"Then day 3 go over Potluck Pass and camp at the Barrett Lakes and same day take your pick on the Pallisades. Day 4 swing back over Potluck and Bishop Pass and on the way bag Agassiz or Goode."
While I agree with the sentiment that some of the aforementioned trips generally require more than 3-4 days unless you're on a mission please be note that the information quoted (above) is misleading. Two cross country passes, Knapsack and Thunderbolt, can get you into spectacular Palisades Basin, home of Barrett Lakes, from Dusy Basin. Potluck Pass isn't one of them...
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