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Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby Clubb » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:24 pm

My friend wants to go Kerrick Meadow/Rock Island Lake/Crazy Mule gulch/Benson Lake......Anyone on here gone this route? Better route to Benson?

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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:50 pm

Beautiful area, fun route, solitude, and since you fish, all I will say is, Doe Lake. :)
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby Clubb » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:24 pm

Thanks Maverick!
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby balzaccom » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:16 am

"all I will say is, Doe Lake."

Did you get there via Smedberg? The last time I was there, hiked up to Surprise (no fish) and Sister Lake...but didn't go as far as Doe...
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby maverick » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:55 am

Did you get there via Smedberg?


No, by desending Slide Canyon, like Sister and Surprise too, more solitude then Smedberg.
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby balzaccom » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:38 pm

Go it. Thanks. We really do need to get back there again. Matterhorn Canyon is still on our favorite places in the Sierra...
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby maverick » Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:42 pm

Matterhorn Canyon is still on our favorite places in the Sierra...


Yeah, that view down Matterhorn Canyon from Burro Pass is just fabulous, one can really really see how the glacier carved out the canyon for miles.
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby bandguy5686 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:50 am

No, by desending Slide Canyon, like Sister and Surprise too, more solitude then Smedberg.


Hello all. I'm pondering a trip into this area and would like your thoughts:
Day 1: Virginia to Soldier or Spiller lake
Day 2: Matterhorn Canyon (somewhere)
Then (after reading this :eek:
"all I will say is, Doe Lake."

I want to get myself there. YES. But I'd like suggestions as to the best way. Was thinking about going over Burro Pass and looping back down Slide Canyon. If I get to Doe lake it looks (from the Tom Harrison map) like getting out would be challenging...would it?

I have moderate outdoor skills and can route find fairly well; Somewhere on here I read some guidelines about how to rate my own abilities but now I can't find it. In any case, I'll likely be solo and at 58 years old I should be cautious. What are your thoughts?
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:03 pm

Somewhere on here I read some guidelines about how to rate my own abilities but now I can't find it.


Here is the thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4205
Please start your own thread, so you do not piggy-back on the OP's thread, thanks.
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Re: Question about cross country route Hoover/Yosemite

Postby bandguy5686 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:13 pm

Sorry about that! Re-posted in a new thread!


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