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Re: Late summer 3 day suggestions

Postby maverick » Mon May 16, 2016 3:30 pm

Thanks for the additional information Matthew.
- Agnew Meadows>Ediza Lake>1000 Is Lake>High Trail>Agnew Meadows
- Convict Lake>Mildred Lake>Bighorn Lake>Clover Leaf lake
- McGee Lakes Basin
- Pioneer Lakes Basin out of Rock Creek
- Horton Lakes
- Sabrina Lake>Emerald Lakes>Midnight Lake
- Big Pine North Fork>3rd Lake>Summit Lake or 5th Lake>Palisades Glacier
- Birch Lake
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Re: Late summer 3 day suggestions

Postby Matthewkphx » Mon May 16, 2016 3:52 pm

Awesome! Thanks Maverick.
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Re: Late summer 3 day suggestions

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon May 16, 2016 4:40 pm

Onion Valley is the logical TH to quickly get to the high country. The lakes on the east side are also spectacular. Matlock Lake is very scenic. Heart Lake has good fishing. I have not been to Golden Trout Lakes. Someone else here may have something to say about these lakes. Kearsarge Lakes scenic and fair fishing. More secluded campsites on the outlet end of Lake 3321. Rae Lakes within range if you can do long mile days.

I have been able to get a walk-in cancellation permit for the Whitney area, after Labor Day. You would have to have a "Plan B" in case this does not work out.

It may be a little too far north, but Taboose Pass takes you to the lake basin west of Striped Basin, and Bench Lake and the Lake Marjorie area. There is camping and water along the trail to Taboose Pass, if you cannot make it in a day. The trail is quite spectacular too, even before you get to your destinations. This suggestion assumes you are willing (and like to) do a rigorous, large elevation gain day to get in.

Farther north, but worth the drive, would be Big Pine Creek - First through Seventh Lakes. This is an easy to get to spectacular compact basin.
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Re: Late summer 3 day suggestions

Postby Matthewkphx » Tue May 17, 2016 11:47 pm

Any thoughts on Duck Pass to Silver Pass and back?

I loved Silver Pass and would enjoy seeing it again but I'm imagining it will be much busier in late July than it was mid-June last year.
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