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3 days two nights in southern Emigrant 7/6-8

Postby MountainMinstrel » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:58 pm

I finagled a couple of days off this week and plan to head from Crabtree to Rosasco lake on day one. Then going to Pingree-Kole-Leighton/ Karls on day two. Then head out on the main trail day 3. I know I may have to deal with masses of the bloodsuckers but I really want to see this country and this may be my only shot this year.

I'm a level three backpacker with minimal Xcountry experience. However, while I've not always found the place I've been looking for I've never really been lost.

Question. Will I hate myself if I skip Hyatt? Or will I hate myself for putting the extra miles on by heading down and back up to Pingree?
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Re: 3 days two nights in southern Emigrant 7/6-8

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:46 pm

Question. Will I hate myself if I skip Hyatt? Or will I hate myself for putting the extra miles on by heading down and back up to Pingree?


Why not set up at Big Lake and go visit both Hyatt and Pingree?
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Re: 3 days two nights in southern Emigrant 7/6-8

Postby kpeter » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:39 pm

I went in through Rosaco and did skip Hyatt, and I don't hate myself, although I am curious about that lake. I would hate myself if I had skipped Big Lake and the granite between it and Pingree. This was my trip report from a couple weeks ago.

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Re: 3 days two nights in southern Emigrant 7/6-8

Postby MountainMinstrel » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:31 pm

Mav. The problem is that I only have three days so I need to be at Karls lake, or there abouts, on the second night if I plan to get out before dark. If I hit both of the lakes on day two that will give me it looks like about 10 miles off trail and I'm afraid that will be too much for this guy.

So Kpeter, I think that I will just hit Big lake and then backtrack out to hit Pingree and then up to Karls. That will cut a couple of miles off my day.
BTW I enjoyed your trip report. Two years ago I actually went down that wall to North fork Cherry Creek. :eek:

Thanks for the input guys.
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Re: 3 days two nights in southern Emigrant 7/6-8

Postby justm » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:44 pm

Hyatt is beautiful , but has poor camping spots, and it takes some time to get around the lake. There is a cross country route from Rosasco to Hyatt, but it's a lot of bushwhacking .
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