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Red Kaweah / Second Kaweah Winter. Anyone done it?

Postby mjrangel » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:59 pm

Any one here been on Red K or Second K or any Kaweah in the winter? I figure Red K and Second K would be reasonable since they are pretty easy in the summer...

6 days on snow shoes via the Middle Fork Trail > over the N Fork of Granite Creek > across Big Arroyo > etc.

I've done Lippincott Mtn and Diamond Dog Pk in the winter during two separate trips using this route. They took 4 days with some night hiking during full moon.
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Re: Red Kaweah / Second Kaweah Winter. Anyone done it?

Postby Bascuela » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:39 pm

mjrangel wrote:Any one here been on Red K or Second K or any Kaweah in the winter? I figure Red K and Second K would be reasonable since they are pretty easy in the summer...

6 days on snow shoes via the Middle Fork Trail > over the N Fork of Granite Creek > across Big Arroyo > etc.

I've done Lippincott Mtn and Diamond Dog Pk in the winter during two separate trips using this route. They took 4 days with some night hiking during full moon.



That is quit an undertaking! You have any photos to share from your Lippincott trip? How is the avalanche danger in once you get above the tree line?
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Re: Red Kaweah / Second Kaweah Winter. Anyone done it?

Postby mjrangel » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:53 am

Regarding Lippincott in winter:

I do have pics of the Lippincott climb but haven't uploaded any of it yet. The upper SW Slope of Lippincott wasn't a dangerous avy area when I went up and I went up the day after a storm came through. On the upper reaches of that slope the talus comes right through the snowpack there so I can't imagine it sliding. I suspect it gets blown away by strong winds regularly. We stayed in whatever patches of mature trees we could for as high up as there are any and then we saw the talus peaking through the rest of the way on the slope to the summit. We certainly took note of one distinct avy shoot on the lower part of the SW area and stayed clear from it (It is quite distinct when you look at Lippincott from the Moro Rock view).
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