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Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby frediver » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:26 am

Who has been there lately and whats it like?
When will conditions this year resemble early/mid July of Last Year??
In any case I guess I will be safe making plans for mid Aug.



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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby balzaccom » Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:27 am

Given the level of the snowpack this year, I don't think it's safe to assume anything. I haven't been up to Lamarck Col this year, but my guess is that snow field is going to stay nice and thick and icy all season long....
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby SSSdave » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:20 am

Probably still a fine continuous ski run all the way down that valley to Grassy Lake.
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Re: Lamarck Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby frediver » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:31 pm

Just a bump, has much changed?
Really looking for info on Lamarck, I expect when it is
open/clear so are the others.
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby frediver » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:00 pm

and bump again, whats the latest for Lamarck Col/Piute pass?
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby whrdafamI? » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:16 pm

OK, I have been looking for the same info. and all I can tell you is to call White Mtn. Ranger office Friday and ask for Doug. 760 873 2500. Supposedly he went up and over this week but won't be back in the office until Friday. I am going over in 1 week and I figure thats our best shot at info. Good luck!
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby rlown » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:20 pm

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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby whrdafamI? » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:12 pm

Thanks Russ!
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby frediver » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:29 am

Bump again, anyone been over?
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby whrdafamI? » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:41 pm

I went over on Aug. 4th. The climb to the Col. is/was harder this year due to all the snow fields prior to getting to it. Sun cups do tire you out. The glacier at the Col. is the biggest I have ever seen it. Getting up it isn't technical. Trekking poles were all we needed. The sign at the top is apparently gone. I don't know if someone took it or the snow pack took it out. The back side is snow free but is still the boulder scramble/hop its always been. Not much fun getting down. All the lakes have a snow field on the north shore that has to be crossed if going down to the JMT. Skeeters weren't bad until we got to Golden Trout Lake. There they took themselves to a whole new level of terror.
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby quentinc » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:11 pm

Sounds like a tough trek. There's been pretty much of a trail built for the entire "back" side of Lamarck for a few years now, but it was probably too hard to find in the snow. It helps avoid most of the boulder-whacking.
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Re: Lamark Col. Piute Pass/South lake Cond.

Postby whrdafamI? » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:06 pm

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