TR Crescent Meadow to Onion Valley via HST and JMT 8/12 - 8/19/2020

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Re: TR Crescent Meadow to Onion Valley via HST and JMT 8/12 - 8/19/2020

Post by MRrogers » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:06 pm

Kpeter. Yes, I think Colby pass makes the most sense from the west side to the kaweah basin.
From the East side I think there are good options like kearsarge or cottonwood. I do not really like out and backs so I would consider to enter via Colby pass and then exit on a track on the East side and try to cover some new areas.








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Re: TR Crescent Meadow to Onion Valley via HST and JMT 8/12 - 8/19/2020

Post by Flamingo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 am

Thanks @mrogers for sharing this TR. Great photos! I especially like those dusk shots from Nine Lakes Basin. Also... I'm impressed you carried beer. Wow.

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Re: TR Crescent Meadow to Onion Valley via HST and JMT 8/12 - 8/19/2020

Post by Harlen » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:16 pm

Great trip, and fine photos! I really like the ones around Precipice Lake, and that ethereal "Rainbow Bird!" Pyra-queen Col is such a beautiful crossing, glad you guys made it there. I am suffering from bear envy, but I'll get over it slowly. What is your secret? Were you handing out Belgian beer to them? Congratulations on a really nice route.

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Re: TR Crescent Meadow to Onion Valley via HST and JMT 8/12 - 8/19/2020

Post by levi » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:56 pm

Must've missed this when you first posted it, but boy did it make me smile while stuck at home! Thank you for putting it all together.

The "Shangri-La" area around Picket Creek reminded me a little bit of the high meadow just south of Colby Pass, which made me so happy when I reached it on a trip two years ago. I'll definitely keep the Picket Creek basin high on my list. Those alpine trees are so pretty (no idea what kind of tree they are).

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