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Re: Pine Creek Roadend trip

Postby quentinc » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:54 pm

I actually have done this loop, except cutting through Bear Lakes Basin and with an unfortunate detour to Muir Ranch hot springs. It was a trip with a companion from hell, so that colors my view of it. I love Granite Park and Bear Lakes basin, but I'm not too crazy about most of the route after that point. But definitely check out Marie Lake -- just off the JMT before Seldon -- and the Puppet Lake area is great, as mentioned by kpeter.



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Re: Pine Creek Roadend trip

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:27 pm

Bill, are you planning on taking the Italy Lake trail all the way to the PCT or heading through Bear Lakes/Seven Gables Lakes? At the least I can share that the upper reaches of Seven Gables Lakes are amazing. Here's a terrible scan of that area.

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Creek connecting upper Seven Gables Lakes.
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Re: Pine Creek Roadend trip

Postby whrdafamI? » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:10 am

CDM and Quentin, there seems to be a few options once we are over Italy Pass. Initially I thought that this would be quite the trip but its funny how opinions vary. I will have to run all of this by the rest of our group, "Loose Cannons", to see how they feel. I have people coming down from various parts of Oregon and So. California so I want this trip plan to be somewhat firm before hitting the trail.
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Re: Pine Creek Roadend trip

Postby Hobbes » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:30 am

I'm planning on doing a loop out of Piute that follows part of the SHR to the Bear lakes region. Like you, I had first considered exiting @ Pine Crk, but then I hate the $ and time/energy required in dealing with a shuttle.

I guess that's why I always try & figure out some kind of loop/lollipop; by going out of Piute, it's actually more of a lollipop. I'll go over Puppet pass, then Feather, Italy & Pine Creek, before heading back once more over Puppet/Piute & out.

Total mileage is around 40-45 miles which fits nicely with my standard 3 night/4 day outing + plenty of fishing.
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Re: Pine Creek Roadend trip

Postby oldranger » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:03 pm

Hobbes

I faintly remember when I could travel that far in that much time and still have time to fish.

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