Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Post by TehipiteTom » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:19 pm

HurryUpShriimp wrote:So from what I am understanding, I should expect to find no viable routes to the Painted Rock area this early in the season? Would everyone agree that both Crown Creek and the Middle Fork are mostly likely deemed uncrossable at this point, leaving the area south of the Middle Fork (George of Despair & Painted Rock) inaccessible?
I would guess that the Middle Fork will be impassable. Crown Creek, I'm not so sure. I crossed it at the beginning of July in a significantly heavier snowpack year than this--IIRC, it was thigh deep. That said, use your best judgment, and keep in mind the possibility that what can be crossed in the morning may be uncrossable in the afternoon (especially if the weather is hotter than normal).

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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Post by AlmostThere » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:00 pm

In the past week, a friend took a couple people down from the Crown TH and returned the same way with pics of painted rock. They did not however go all the way down the canyon. Two more hikers attempted to go in from Granite Pass, and turned around at the river - not crossable at Simpson yet. Trails to Crown Valley are passable, per some trail crew associates who have been there. Meanwhile, I did not get to Blaney Hot Springs as the SJ was still very fast and deep. I would add this all up to assume that rivers are still high and problematic, the streams less so, but caution is still warranted.

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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Post by Jimr » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:58 am

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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Post by steiny98 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:41 am

Bumping this again. @HurryUpShriimp - how did you fair?

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