Desolation Crest Traverse

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Trip Report
Location:
California, United States, North America
Date Climbed/Hiked:
Aug 19, 2006
Activities:
Scrambling
Season:
Summer
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Desolation Crest Traverse
Created On: Aug 21, 2006
Last Edited On: Aug 21, 2006

Desolation Crest Traverse

Yu Kuwabara and I traversed the Desolation Crest Saturday in 12 hours. The route was 16 miles, +7000'/-7700'. We left Bayview-->Maggie's Pass-->Dick's Pass-->Dick's Peak-->dropped below ridge to refill water at lake below Dick's, -->Jack's Peak-->Mosquito Pass-->ridge west of Mt. Price-->Ridge traverse of Price, Aggassiz, and Pyramid, including all intervening peaklets.-->down Horesetail falls trail. Very nice, though sections of the Price->Aggasiz ridge were spicy 4th in places, with one or two particularly high exposure sections. West of Price I remember being the most challenging.

Dick's Peak
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Looking up the Slabs of Insanity.
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From N.Ridge Mt.Price looking South
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Yu on the lunch ledge beneath the summit block of Agassiz.
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N.Ridge of Pyramid from peaklet between Agassiz and Pyramid.
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The incredible view of the Aloha Lakes
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Highway 50 / Twin Bridges, 7:30 pm. Look how happy I am.

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cdog

cdog - Aug 30, 2009 12:34 am - Hasn't voted

revisit

my friend Charles and I hiked this burly route last Friday, Aug 21 2009. Pretty good hike! Maggies-Jacks-Dicks-slabs-Price-Agassiz-Pyramid. Everything went smooth, and we opted for the direct bushwhack attack down the southeast ridge to SR-50.

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