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Re: Colby Pass trail at Kern River question

Postby Big Ed » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:42 am

I went over Colby in 08, going toward Kern River. One thing that sticks with me is how steep the downhill was going to the river. Steep enough that most trails would have had switchbacks, this went straight down. I was glad I didn't have to go up it. I don't know much about Llamas, but my impression is that they will be okay.



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Re: Colby Pass trail at Kern River question

Postby Mike M. » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:31 pm

Here's a photo of the slot. You can see the developed switchbacks and get a sense of the scale and lack of exposure.

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"The Slot" -- Colby Pass Trail, August 2013
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Re: Colby Pass trail at Kern River question

Postby jimmeans » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:48 am

Here's a photo looking west (towards Colby) from the top of the slot taken during our trip in 2011 after my original post in this thread. Unfortunately I don't have a good shot looking at the switchbacks coming up the hill. These switchbacks are very short with a few big steps in a couple of spots. Llamas shouldn't have a problem with these.

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Looking west from the top of the Slot.
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Re: Colby Pass trail at Kern River question

Postby mardav » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:06 pm

Wow, all of these posts are amazingly helpful. I am so glad I joined this forum. I feel much better about taking this trail with my llamas. Thank you, everyone.
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