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TR: Cottonwood Lakes, Kearsarge Pass, Glen Pass, Rae Lakes

Postby cdib » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:23 pm

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On Friday morning I headed out to Lone Pine early and picked up a permit to go over Kearsarge to Rae Lakes on Saturday. I spent the rest of Friday day hiking up at Cottonwood Lakes. Absolutely gorgeous out there right now.

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Didn't get up near New Army Pass but here's a shot of Old Army.

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That night slept in my car in Alabama Hills then headed out early over Kearsarge Saturday morning. No snow on the pass.

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From there headed out towards Glen Pass.

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South side of Glen Pass has very little snow. North side has significantly more but I did not use my microspikes to go up or down either side.
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Next day reversed the route and headed home.
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Re: TR: Cottonwood Lakes, Kearsarge Pass, Glen Pass, Rae Lak

Postby KevinDo » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:43 pm

Thanks for sharing! Nice to see that Glen and Kearsage has barely any snow! How were the mosquitos?
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Re: TR: Cottonwood Lakes, Kearsarge Pass, Glen Pass, Rae Lak

Postby tie » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:43 am

NIce pics!

Kevin, I found few mosquitoes through Rae Lakes, probably helped by a light breeze. The lower part of 60 Lake Basin was swarming, pretty awful.
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Re: TR: Cottonwood Lakes, Kearsarge Pass, Glen Pass, Rae Lak

Postby cdib » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:03 am

I had a different experience with mosquitoes, found them to be pretty bad at Rae Lakes. Head net came in handy.
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