Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass Trail Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Nov 13, 2017 3:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

Spectacular pass  Sucess!

It was relatively busy on the trail and especially at the top (a lot of people getting on or off the PCT/JMT), but the views were tremendous in both directions. Big Pothole Lake backed by pure granite spires is one of the most beautiful sights I've yet seen in the Sierra - and seeing more pinnacles go on and on to the southwest was the icing on the cake.

So much reward for comparatively little effort. Just try to go on a quiet day, unless meeting all kinds of interesting people is your idea of a good time.


sylvainalarie - Oct 28, 2016 2:17 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2016

Snow in May  Sucess!

Quite a bit of snow still above the lakes; beautiful scenery. The field traverse above the last lake, just below the pass, is a little hairy on the snow without an axe and roped partner. It's pretty steep and a long way down sliding into the lake. But we did it anyway and it was ok - gave us something to talk about.


missymtngirl - Jul 27, 2015 3:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2015

Kearsarge Pass & Lake  Sucess!

Crowded at the pass but gorgeous on the descent into Kings Canyon National Park.

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Sep 16, 2013 6:35 pm

A Favorite

A nice moderate hike to the pass; the views are dazzling from the pass.


Noondueler - Sep 5, 2013 2:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2007

3 times  Sucess!

Also in '96. and one other time all to climb Mt. Gould.

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