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Sawtooth Ridge Loop

Postby Hiker Steve » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:38 am

I am considering a 3 day trip around Sawtooth Ridge. Day 1 destination at Crown Lake. Day 2 below Burro Pass. Day 3 climb of Matterhorn then descend to Twin Lakes. Anyone done this? How is the water supply on Day 2? Anything tricky on Day 3?



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Re: Sawtooth Ridge Loop

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:19 pm

The class 2 route up Matterhorn from Burro Pass is an easy ascent up a scree gully
and Horse Creek Pass is even easier with a small talus field to descend on its
eastern side.
You can get water at the small ponds under Finger Peaks and/or Piute Creek.
You can also go up Little Slide Canyon, go over Ice Lake Pass, and descend
through the meadows and benches to the trail about 1 mile away from Burro Pass.
This is a fun alternate if you prefer not to do the trail version up to Crown Lake.
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Re: Sawtooth Ridge Loop

Postby Hiker Steve » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:19 pm

Thanks Maverick. I found some pics of the canyon south of the ridge and it looks quite nice.
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