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Re: Route planning

Postby maverick » Wed May 21, 2014 5:19 pm

Looks good, hope you can get thru that narrow section of the trail that is west of
Jack Main Canyon, have been thru there during the early season when the trail
had transformed into a raging creek, though that was in a heavier snow year.
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Re: Route planning

Postby oldranger » Wed May 21, 2014 8:05 pm

Look at earlier comment by maverick about no crossing Falls Creek above Vernon. I think that before mid June crossing falls creek will be foolhardy. Falls creek even in dry years is a combination of deep glides an steep falls with few safe crossings. Strongly suggest out and back to brannigan or hit lakes w of Jack Main Canyon. You will find either trip plenty challenging.

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Re: Route planning

Postby tomba » Thu May 22, 2014 8:26 am

This route crosses Falls Creek near Andrews Lake. Will this work early June? Perhaps the bridge near Wilma lake could be used, but that's much further.
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Re: Route planning

Postby oldranger » Thu May 22, 2014 8:30 am

What bridge? New since 2011?

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Re: Route planning

Postby tomba » Thu May 22, 2014 8:53 am

I easily crossed the creek near Wilma Lk. in fall 2010, but I don't remember whether there was a bridge. I checked Google satellite view, and it seems to show a bridge there:
wilma.jpg


OK, I found this picture from that trip near Wilma Lk.
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Re: Route planning

Postby oldranger » Thu May 22, 2014 10:01 am

The bridge was across the outlet of Wilmer. As I recall the earliest maps had Wilmer as the name and sometime in the 30's name changed on maps to Wilma. The creek will be much higher than your pics. That part of the Sierra got much more snow than most of the Sierra this winter.

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Re: Route planning

Postby sparky » Thu May 22, 2014 5:28 pm

I have crossed falls creek in early june of a heavy snow year, but I would never repeat that. Chest high with quicksand :eek:

I then had to cross again because one of my partners was too short, and the other rightly thought I was an idiot.
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Re: Route planning

Postby maverick » Thu May 22, 2014 5:45 pm

Spark wrote:
I then had to cross again because one of my partners was too short, and the other
rightly thought I was an idiot.


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Re: Route planning

Postby uclacody0908 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:54 am

Trip got postponed until mid July. Frog creek should still be flowing right?
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Re: Route planning

Postby oldranger » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:41 pm

Good call. Should still be water and probably Mosquitos. Suggest you start in dark because, as I said earlier, the hike is uphill, south slope, and much of the area burned over.

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