Far northern exit from Sixty Lake Basin | High Sierra Topix  

Far northern exit from Sixty Lake Basin

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!

Far northern exit from Sixty Lake Basin

Postby dgmccowen1950 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:30 pm

I am trying to determine if it is possible to exit Sixty Lake Basin from its far northern lake and join the JMT approx 1.5 mi down from Dollar Lake (or 1.4 north of the Baxter Lake trail junction. It looks very doable, looking at it in Google Earth, by staying high as long as possible, on what looks like rocky benches, after leaving the most northern lake in the basin. If anyone has scouted out this area, I would appreciate any info possible.



User avatar
dgmccowen1950
Topix Newbie
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:29 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Far northern exit from Sixty Lake Basin

Postby maverick » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:47 pm

Hi Dgmccowen1950,

Welcome to HST! Your post was moved because of rule #2:

2) Members should be aware the posts in this forum should be information/data only. As a result the posts in this
forum will be tightly moderated. Members should anticipate minor edits to posts to maintain the proper format,
and possible post edits, moves, or removals should they contain discussions more appropriate for other forums
at HST.
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
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 9326
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Far northern exit from Sixty Lake Basin

Postby marymaryland » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:40 pm

Hi there!

I've exited Sixty Lakes Basin via the exact route you mentioned a couple of times-- you're right, totally doable. Unfortunately, it's been several years, so my memory is a little hazy and I didn't have the foresight to take pictures. I remember having to lower my backpack and scramble a couple of times, but this was when I was still a bit of a beginner at reading/navigating x-country terrain, so those scrambles are very likely avoidable. It is also very easy to keep your bearings-- you have a pretty good vantage point downriver from the benches. Nothing over Class 2.

I have talked to other people who have connected SLB with Arrowhead Lake-- another fairly casual affair.

Sorry I don't have more specific advice besides general encouragement!
User avatar
marymaryland
Topix Novice
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:19 pm
Location: Davis, CA
Experience: N/A

Re: Far northern exit from Sixty Lake Basin

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:54 pm

If you don't want all the trouble of leaving it to the North take the saddle West of Arrowhead Lake. There is some use trail dropping down from right there.
User avatar
RoguePhotonic
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1685
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:52 am
Location: Bakersfield CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Far northern exit from Sixty Lake Basin

Postby sekihiker » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:56 pm

I did it in 1991 and it seemed pretty easy. See: http://sierrahiker.home.comcast.net/~si ... /index.htm
User avatar
sekihiker
Founding Member
 
Posts: 346
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:47 pm
Location: Fresno
Experience: Level 4 Explorer


Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot], lvray and 6 guests