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Rixford Pass to Dragon Lake?

Postby TDC » Fri May 30, 2014 11:48 am

I am hoping to do a weekend loop someplace new and I am looking at going over Keasarge Pass hang a right and cross Rixford Pass, cross country to Dragon Lake, over to Rae Lakes/JMT and back over Kearsarge Pass. I can't find much info on Rixford Pass. Anyone here cross that pass before? Secor is thin on info to say the least and I can't come across any trip reports that include it. Leads me to think it's not a good way to go. Any advice/info would help. Thanks



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Re: Rixford Pass to Dragon Lake?

Postby maverick » Fri May 30, 2014 12:59 pm

The three I know who have been over it did it on skis: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6222&p=42551&hilit=Rixford+Pass#p42551
What about Gould or Dragon Pass, they are the two most frequently used by
backpackers. Info here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9029&hilit=dragon+pass
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8043&p=60264&hilit=+dragon+pass#p58443
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Re: Rixford Pass to Dragon Lake?

Postby KathyW » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:40 am

From Secor: "The north side of this pass is dramatically steep."

Not only is it steep, it is loose in that area. It's easy to climb up to Rixford from the south side, but I wouldn't want to drop down the north side between Gould and Rixford where Rixford Pass must be.
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Re: Rixford Pass to Dragon Lake?

Postby KathyW » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:55 pm

Here's a photo of that area from Dragon Peak. Mount Rixford is on the right hand side of the photo; so Rixford Pass might be above the unnamed lakes.

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/California ... r7bZcQL/X2
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