TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06 | High Sierra Topix  

TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!
User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:54 pm

P9010527.jpg
North shore of Evolution Lake



User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:58 pm

P9020678.jpg
Looking SW from the NW shore of Davis Lake. The shoreline is so convoluted that we never saw the outlet stream until we were well below the lake.
User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:02 pm

P9030783.jpg
Looking SW to Martha Lake as we began our ascent to Goddard Creek Pass.
User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:05 pm

P9030794.jpg
Warren slogs up talus "where the trouble started" on the way to Goddard Creek Pass. I found the rock fin on the left skyline to be particularly captivating.
User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:13 pm

P9030798.jpg
Gorgeous little lake just below and west of Goddard Creek Pass. Ionian Basin is only 5 - 15 minutes away, depending on your fitness level and the size of your pack.
User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:27 pm

P9030805.jpg
Lake 11,951’ is surrounded by complicated topography. We dropped into the cirque from the upper right of the photo (below that huge shoulder of Mt. Goddard). After descending nearly to the shore, we had to work our way above the shadowed cliffs that drop directly into the lake.
User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:32 pm

P9040866.jpg
One last look at Ionian Basin before heading for the JMT... Lake 11,828’ from Black Giant Pass
User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby EpicSteve » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:36 pm

P9050901.jpg
Finally back on the JMT. Helen Lake from just below Muir Pass.
User avatar
EpicSteve
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:49 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: TR: Lamarck Col, Davis Lake & Ionian Basin 8/30 - 9/06

Postby mpeters » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:55 pm

Nice TR Steve! And I enjoyed the selection of pictures.
User avatar
mpeters
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:47 pm
Location: Central California
Experience: N/A

Previous

Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests