TR:2006 Ionian-Tunemah-Blackcap

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Re: TR:2006 Ionian-Tunemah-Backcap

Post by Bishop_Bob » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:47 am

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...years ago from LeConte canyon, I ascended Ladder Creek, then traversed north to intersect the PCT at the lake at 10,400. (map below) Ladder Lake is worth the effort. The traverse has tons of talus, so it is a bit slow. With careful route-finding you can get up Ladder Creek with only a bit of bushwhacking. The best camping is at the west end.
WD, how did you cross the Middle Fork to access the creek that you followed from the JMT/PCT up to Ladder Lake? Is the MFKR not a roiling obstacle?








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Re: TR:2006 Ionian-Tunemah-Blackcap

Post by Wandering Daisy » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:25 am

It was a late-season crossing; cannot remember exact year but the ranger station was already closed down for the season. Although a significant wade, not that bad; I used trekking poles. I cannot tell you the exact spot we crossed, but we did have to look carefully for a safe place and bash through some brush to get to the creek. There's also a lot of brush up to Ladder Lake, so you have to do a lot of zig-zag route finding.

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Re: TR:2006 Ionian-Tunemah-Blackcap

Post by sekihiker » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:08 pm

I love it when especially great trip reports like this one get bumped back to the top. I skimmed through it, loving the photos and reliving trips that went to some of the places you visited and seeing other places that I'll never visit. Then I scrolled down through the comments and saw that I had already viewed it when you reposted it last year.
Who says the forgetfulness of old age is always a bad thing.

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Re: TR:2006 Ionian-Tunemah-Blackcap

Post by bobby49 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:39 pm

sekihiker wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Who says the forgetfulness of old age is always a bad thing.
I used to know who said that, but now I forget.

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Re: TR:2006 Ionian-Tunemah-Blackcap

Post by Bishop_Bob » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:45 pm

sekihiker wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:08 pm
Then I scrolled down through the comments and saw that I had already viewed it when you reposted it last year.
Who says the forgetfulness of old age is always a bad thing.
I recently read part of an older scientific article that I thought looked pretty good - then I looked at the author list and saw my name.

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