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Re: High Sierra Hyatt

Postby windknot » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:56 am

Thanks for the report! Great shots of an area I'd like to visit.
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Re: High Sierra Hyatt

Postby mschnaidt » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:55 pm

I took a similar trip to Hyatt and Big Lake this past weekend. I had done the same route 9 years ago so had an idea as to what areas to avoid.

After you exit the forest after leaving the trail head if you stay high there is an occasional trail cairn as you head down the rib. This keeps you out of the brush and is an easy way down to the creek. There is a wide and easy crossing where my route crosses Cherry Creek. Although the creek wasn't running there was still ample good water in the pools.

From there up to Hyatt I stayed on the North side which was easier than the South side which I took on my previous trip. Although it's a hit and miss situation to get past some ledges on the way up. Once over the top of the chute there is the occasional cairn. If you choose the right place to cross over the little valley it's an easy climb up to the granite rib and there is an easy and clear route that is free of brush all the way into Hyatt.

The route on the attached map is my GPS route. If a HST member is interested in the .gpx file send me a PM and I'll send it to you.

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This route is only 6 miles and is 5 or 6 miles shorter than going from Crabtree to Rosasco to Hyatt but there is more vertical and the route finding isn't easy. It's a tough 6 but Hyatt is worth the trip.

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Re: High Sierra Hyatt

Postby balzaccom » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:05 pm

Nice! So you clearly crossed over that little creek below Hyatt long before we did.

Too bad you didn't bushwhack through the manzanita--you might have found some of our stuff!
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Re: High Sierra Hyatt

Postby mschnaidt » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:25 am

balzaccom wrote:Nice! So you clearly crossed over that little creek below Hyatt long before we did.

Too bad you didn't bushwhack through the manzanita--you might have found some of our stuff!



P & M,

I was tempted to look for your stuff but I bushwacked through that Manzanita 9 years ago and wasn't up for a repeat.

Also, thank you for all of your great trip reports. I really enjoy them and have spent some time on your site. I hope to run into you sometime in the future.

Best,

M
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Re: High Sierra Hyatt

Postby balzaccom » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:27 am

mschnaidt wrote:
balzaccom wrote:Nice! So you clearly crossed over that little creek below Hyatt long before we did.

Too bad you didn't bushwhack through the manzanita--you might have found some of our stuff!



P & M,

I was tempted to look for your stuff but I bushwacked through that Manzanita 9 years ago and wasn't up for a repeat.

Also, thank you for all of your great trip reports. I really enjoy them and have spent some time on your site. I hope to run into you sometime in the future.

Best,

M


I can't blame you for that. We had a chance to do the same thing on the way out, and decided not to do so...

And thanks for the kinds words about out website. We always love running into someone on the trail who has seen it--on our last trip, someone recognized M from all of her photos on the site!
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