questions on a mammoth area hike (SHR / lyell headwaters / long creek / etc)

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Re: questions on a mammoth area hike (SHR / lyell headwaters / long creek / etc)

Post by frozenintime » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:31 pm

unfortunately, we were skunked by smoke. hoping to next year!








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Re: questions on a mammoth area hike (SHR / lyell headwaters / long creek / etc)

Post by jhfowler » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:50 am

What a wonderful trip plan!

The SHR is really nice through that part:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2018/09/05/nancy-pass/
https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2018/09/ ... cier-pass/

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Lake Catherine

Bench Canyon is spectacular:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2019/08/26/bench-canyon/

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Bench Canyon

We did a similar loop in upper Lyell fork in late August 2019:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2019/08/27/lyell-fork/

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We crossed below Lake 10217 where it was ankle deep

I would recommend staying on the south side of Lyell Fork as you descend until Hutchings Creek or so, where crossing to the North side will help you avoid a mess of boulders and willows. Then you can re-cross at the High Trail crossing.

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Re: questions on a mammoth area hike (SHR / lyell headwaters / long creek / etc)

Post by frozenintime » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:56 am

thanks! your report was part of the reason the lyell fork lakes was tacked into our route :)

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Re: questions on a mammoth area hike (SHR / lyell headwaters / long creek / etc)

Post by SNOOOOW » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:27 pm

jhfowler wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:50 am
What a wonderful trip plan!

The SHR is really nice through that part:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2018/09/05/nancy-pass/
https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2018/09/ ... cier-pass/



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Re: questions on a mammoth area hike (SHR / lyell headwaters / long creek / etc)

Post by kylekuzma » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:09 pm

This is helpful for my 2021 planning. Thank you sir!
jhfowler wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:50 am
What a wonderful trip plan!

The SHR is really nice through that part:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2018/09/05/nancy-pass/
https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2018/09/ ... cier-pass/

Image
Lake Catherine

Bench Canyon is spectacular:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2019/08/26/bench-canyon/

Image
Bench Canyon

We did a similar loop in upper Lyell fork in late August 2019:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2019/08/27/lyell-fork/

Image
We crossed below Lake 10217 where it was ankle deep

I would recommend staying on the south side of Lyell Fork as you descend until Hutchings Creek or so, where crossing to the North side will help you avoid a mess of boulders and willows. Then you can re-cross at the High Trail crossing.

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