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Trip Report - Humphreys Basin - June 17-21

Postby cefdc9 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:16 pm

Here is my first trip report.

Exploration of the Humphreys Basin - June 17-21. Easy trip. 2 of us. Off-trail in the Humphreys Basin with side trips to lakes, and ridges (for the views). Almost no snow. The lower Humphreys Lake was partially frozen. From far away, it looked like that one of the lakes above Muriel lake was frozen. Weather: no cloud, warm for the elevation. Number of people seen in the Humphreys Basin (after the Piute Pass): a group camping at Mesa Lake (day 2), a group camping near the creek (day 3), 2 groups at Muriel Lake (day 4).

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Humphreys Basin.


Day 1: Trailhead to our campsite near an unnammed lake between Piute Pass and Cony Lake, elevation above 11'500ft. At our campsite: mosquito level: 1 out of 5.

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First campsite.
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Day 2: Cony Lake, Marmot Lake, Lower Humphrey Lake, Desolation Lake. Campsite at Mesa Lake (mosquito level: 1 out of 5).

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Lower Humphreys Lake.
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Mesa Lake.
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Day 3: Tomahawk Lake, Lower Golden Trout Lake, Upper Golden Trout Lake. Campsite south of of the Creek (mosquito level: 3 out of 5).

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Mount Humphreys.
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Day 4: Ridge to have a look at one of the Wahoo Lake, Muriel Lake, back to trailhead.
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Re: Trip Report - Humphreys Basin - June 17-21

Postby rlown » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:03 pm

nice report. what was your favorite part about being there? And I absolutely love your screen name. :) Hex is great.
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Re: Trip Report - Humphreys Basin - June 17-21

Postby cefdc9 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:57 am

The best? Big wide area above tree line. Great for the views. Great for hiking off-trail.
Perhaps the only time I saw a place in the Sierras, that look a bit like the Alpine Tundra.
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