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Rae Lakes Loop Next Week (5/22)

Postby jareds » Fri May 18, 2012 5:26 am

Looking for info on the Rae Lakes loop, a buddy wants to do it.

Anyone been there recently?
Wondering if snowshoes would be needed, if we're gonna be fighting with downed trees the whole way still, etc.

Thanks!
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop Next Week (5/22)

Postby Deb » Fri May 18, 2012 10:23 pm

jareds wrote:Looking for info on the Rae Lakes loop, a buddy wants to do it.

Anyone been there recently?
Wondering if snowshoes would be needed, if we're gonna be fighting with downed trees the whole way still, etc.

Thanks!

Where is your entry? East or west?
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop Next Week (5/22)

Postby jareds » Sat May 19, 2012 12:50 am

starting at roads end, camp at upper paradise, then camp at ranger station, then junction meadow...
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop Next Week (5/22)

Postby ldysrvyr » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:26 pm

HI,
any updates on the Rae lakes loop, glen pass and cotter or clarence king....going in 4 jul

thanx
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop Next Week (5/22)

Postby obsidian » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:51 pm

I haven't been in King's Canyon National Park,...but, three weeks ago I backpacked into an area only twenty miles north of there (in the John Muir Wilderness),...up to about 10,700 ft. elevation. It was an extremely light winter snowpack, and, there was hardly any significant snow anywhere (except on a few steep, north facing slopes). Since then it's been hot up here,...very summer-like. I would guess that conditions would be optimal. We've had some windy conditions here along the eastern Sierra,...so, I would consider that the worst-case scenario.
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop Next Week (5/22)

Postby Deb » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:36 pm

ldysrvyr wrote:HI,
any updates on the Rae lakes loop, glen pass and cotter or clarence king....going in 4 jul

thanx
annie

I traversed from Onion Valley to Road's End on 26 May. Granted, there fell about 6" of snow but I'm sure it's melted up to 11K'. No snow under 7K' at the time either. Can't imagine that snow coverage will be on issue in a month, ALTHOUGH it most always snows 3-4 July. :)
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Re: Rae Lakes Loop Next Week (5/22)

Postby Samuron » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:07 pm

We will be doing the Rae Lakes loop July 5 - July 10 (spending two nights at Rae Lakes). Hope to meet some of you out there!
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