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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby rlown » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:50 pm

so, again, where is "puppet pass?"



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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby tightline » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:53 pm

I forget to address Rlown's question...I assume it's Puppet Pass..I really don't know, but there is an easy pass above Blanc to head over into Desolation, Mesa etc. It's pretty easy to pick out but just be sure as you head up, or down, that you kind of hug the rock wall to the south of the boulder field above Blanc.
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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby Mike M. » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:45 pm

so, again, where is "puppet pass?"


Puppet Pass is also known as Carol Col. It is described in detail in Secor's book. From the south, the pass is approached from Mesa Lake. From there, head up and over the col that leads to the Puppet Lake basin.

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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby rlown » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:46 pm

Thanks Mike and everyone for the answer on Puppet Pass. Maybe i should get the book. I might just change my entry to puppet to North Lake.
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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby rlown » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:19 pm

Found this pic from a trip report in the area. Makes me feel better about the drop out of Carol Col towards Puppet from North Lake TH.

http://www.everytrail.com/view_picture. ... _id=572632
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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby rayfound » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:05 am

Sweet, definately looks more enjoyable than coming down the boulderfield @ star lake. I'll have to find a picture for this thread.
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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby rayfound » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:32 pm

The decent to Star Lake.

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Me coming Down.
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Re: Pine Creek TH to French Canyon

Postby rlown » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:48 am

Nice pics, Rayfound!! Booked my permit for entry from North Lake for Sept 10th. Can hardly wait. 4 of us going in, over Carol Col, Puppet area for a few days, and then maybe Royce just for grins.

Now, exercise.. sigh.
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