bcrowell wrote:DoyleWDonehoo wrote:I have long planned to go up to Blue Canyon (and beyond), but not alone.
Why not alone? Is it one of these dangerous canyoneering-type canyons, like Tenaya Canyon?
No nothing as bad as Tenaya! Once at the 'cabin meadow' in Blue Canyon, the trail continues on up canyon (you can see it in Google Earth) and peters out below the upper lakes and it is cross-country from there. I have always wanted to camp at one of those upper lakes at about 10360 feet, in particular the southern one. Packers may go there. Nearby for exploring in Tunemah Lake and "pass" (supposedly a Chinese swear word). Then there is Finger/Blue Canyon Pass, and another lake I have yet to visit, lake 10212 at the bottom of Goddard Canyon. Still a (very) few things on my to-do list. Why not go alone? It is very remote in one of the remotest places in the Sierra, in particular Goddard Canyon. Most places in the Sierra you can get to in three days, and three day places are few. This area is one of those. (Yes, total gonzos can get there in fewer days, I know. ) In my view, while I do go to many places alone, one should not go alone to such three day places (though some do and I am not some).
Choosing the right time of year is important too. Crown Creek is nothing to sniff at. It was impassable when I saw it.
Here is looking into Blue Canyon from Mantle Pass:
Yes Tom, when you get to Rodgers Creek out of Crown Meadow, there is a very nice camp, creek and meadow there. We camped there.