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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby ERIC » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:45 pm

Mike M. wrote:Wandering Daisy wrote:
A few photos. Sorry they got cut off on the right - do not know how to avoid this.


To prevent your photos getting cut off on the right side of the screen, you have to resize the images. Something around 552 x 414 seems to be the sweet spot. But after you resize, be sure to sharpen them up, otherwise they will look a little soft (I often forget this last step and you can sure tell!).

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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby bcrowell » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:24 pm

Wow, thanks, Wandering Daisy -- what a helpful response!! That was just what I needed to know!
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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby Jimr » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:10 pm

Midway pass, I always called it Finger Col. Is there a Finger Col. somewhere else?
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Approaching Midway lake from Pearl lake

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Approaching Finger Col

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At col looking down to Goddard Creek
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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby Cross Country » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:25 pm

From Blue Canyon you might also consider visiting Tunamah Lake and the lakes SE of there. Gaintbrookie gives them very high marks. PS: really good fishing too.
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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:05 pm

jimr - the pass your photos show is Finger Col. Midway Pass is to south (right) and goes over Kettle Ridge down to Blue Canyon. There is a Midway Col near Midway Mountain in the Kern-Keweah area. By the way, what was Finger Col like on the Goddard side? Is it feasible with a full pack?
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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby Jimr » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:15 am

Thanks Wandering Daisy for the clarification. Moving east down from Finger Col with a pack is basically a walk in the park all of the way down to the lowest lake on Goddard Cr. Moving up canyon into Ionian basin is straight forward, but going down to the middle fork Kings River is brutal, at best.
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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:12 pm

I have seen some reference to this pass in this discussion, but to put a name on it, the easiest way into Blue canyon is over Mantle Pass, which you can barely call class 2. See it here:
http://www.doylewdonehoo.com/nfkings/nfkr16.htm
Thanks for the shots of Finger Pass, probably the easiest way into the upper Goddard.
Has anybody written something definitive about the pass from Blue to Goddard? I thought I saw something somewhere...
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Re: trip advice: Blue Canyon from the north?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:42 pm

I did Blue Canyon Pass a few years ago and I think I did a trip report (I posted the map of this trip and a few photos above ) . When I did it, the top half was still a mix of snow and rock - not really hard, just slow and I had to be careful not to post-hole next to a rock. I did not have an ice axe. The pass actually gets early AM sunshine in mid-summer so the snow was not icy by the time I got up to it. I actually went north to access the upper bench and then circled below Finger Peak. The south side is very easy, as shown in the photo below.

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Route I did from Blue Canyon Pass to get to Tunemah Lake
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