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A Climber’s Guide to the High Sierra (1954)

Postby dbogey » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:53 pm

Hope this is not repost but found the article interesting especially how they got over to Rae Lakes

Was reading this and found it interesting that they took the route onion valley -> Kearsarge -> Dragon Lake by going between Mt Rixfod and Mt Gould.

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/climb ... _pass.html

Knapsack routes from Onion Valley to Rae Lake. It is possible to go from Onion Valley to Rae Lake in one day by crossing the Woods Creek -Bubbs Creek divide just west of the crest, near Mount Gould and Dragon Peak. Follow the trail to Kearsarge Pass, then either follow up the west side of the crest toward Gould or follow the main trail west to a point a few hundred yards below the place where the Kearsarge Lakes trail leaves the main trail. At this point an old trail departs to the north and winds up to the top of the ridge between Gould and Rixford and ends on the crest about one-half mile north of Gould at an elevation of about 12,800. Descend down talus to the three lakes just south of Dragon Lake, then follow the stream to Dragon Lake, where a trail leading to Rae Lake is found. In the reverse direction, take the stream that falls into Dragon Lake from the south and follow it to the easternmost of the three lakes south of Dragon Lake. From this lake climb the southernmost talus slope which looks negotiable to the ridge, follow the ridge to Mount Gould, and descend to the Kearsarge Pass trail or to the pass itself. This route is class 2 to 3, and may be done in five hours from Rae Lake to Onion Valley.
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