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Re: Pioneer Basin--4 days--request advice

Postby maverick » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:47 pm

Hi Goshawk,

If you get a late start Ruby Lake is a good place to stay on the way up to Mono Pass,
also Fourth Recess Lake is an outstanding place to stay below Pioneer Basin. Well
worn trails lead up to all the lakes. Make sure to visit the lakes in the eastern end
on the basin, well worth time and effort.
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org



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Re: Pioneer Basin--4 days--request advice

Postby BigMan » Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:03 pm

Pioneer Basin is a great place for someone who's paranoid. :nod:

I highly recommend you read Phil Arnot's description of this "gentle" basin in his book "High Sierra: John Muir's Range of Light."
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Re: Pioneer Basin--4 days--request advice

Postby maverick » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:49 pm

Pioneer Basin Pano with views of Third and Forth Reccess in the background: http://WildernessApertures.com/img/s2/v ... 4600-6.jpg
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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