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TR: Rae Lakes Loop (counterclockwise)

Postby nsmeier » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:02 am

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At Glenn Pass
Cedar Grove to Rae Lakes Loop(42 miles + 20 miles of day hikes)
June 21–28, 2014
Nick, Omi, Chris, and Clara
(This hike was organized through MeetUp by Omi))

This basic trip is described in Sierra South, though we did it in the reverse (counterclockwise) direction, with various side trips. We took this trip in a relaxed way giving ourselves 7 days of hiking, and never doing more than 10 miles really. This trip covers one of the most popular parts of the Sierras. Because of that you will see a lot of people on the trials (the middle part is along the JMT and PCT), but it is popular for a good reason. You hike along Creeks with great waterfalls and pool and get to wonderful mountain lakes, many with great fishing, as well as all the magnificent views. The trip really just has one pass mid way through the trip, as you start off at 5,000, get up to 12,000' and then head back down.


Day 1: Drive from Santa Cruz and Car camp at Cedar Grove
Day 2: Cedar Grove Road’s End to Junction Meadow (10 miles)
Day 3: Junction Meadow to Reflection Lake day hike (11 miles round-trip)
Day 4: Junction Meadow to Charlotte Lake (7 miles) (including side trip to Bullfrog Lake)
Day 5: Charlotte Lake to Rae Lakes (5 miles)
Day 6: Day hike to Sixty Lakes Basin (apx, 6 miles round-trip), then Rae Lakes to Woodcreek Crossing (8 miles)
Day 7: Woodcreek Crossing to Lower Paradise (9 miles)
Day 8: Lower Paradise to Road’s End (6 miles)


for my full trip report go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/28740975@ ... 550545382/

see full photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/28740975@ ... 550545382/
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Re: TR: Rae Lakes Loop (counterclockwise)

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:16 am

Thank for taking the time to write this up and adding the links for the photo's
Nsmeier.
The photo's of the Bubb's crossing at Junction looks easy compared to other
years and will answer some members questions/concerns about it.
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Re: TR: Rae Lakes Loop (counterclockwise)

Postby vitaminC » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:31 pm

Hi Nick! :D Thanks for posting the pics and write-up :thumbsup:

For those that want more pics, here are mine:
Chris' Rae Lake Loop Pics
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Lots of photos
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Re: TR: Rae Lakes Loop (counterclockwise)

Postby sekihiker » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:10 pm

Thanks for the report and the abundance of photos.
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Re: TR: Rae Lakes Loop (counterclockwise)

Postby sekihiker » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:16 pm

vitaminC wrote:For those that want more pics, here are mine:
Chris' Rae Lake Loop Pics

Really enjoyed your great pics, too, and especially liked the Google map.
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