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Re: Pika Pass

Postby SweetSierra » Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:30 pm

A friend, who's very experienced off-trail, took Pika Pass a few years ago. He said it had the biggest talus (huge--he was dwarfed by them in photos) that he had ever encountered and was very steep (I believe this was the north side).



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Re: Pika Pass

Postby kpeter » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:27 pm

I dayhiked from Pika to Purple to Ram Lakes and back on one long day. Not bad at all. I found the use trail from Purple up to Ram Lakes to be quite enchanting in places. Photography was bad that day, overcast and a little rain. But here are a few pics for documentary purposes.
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The trail from Purple Lake to Ram follows a stream much of the way

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Meadows and part of the divide between Pika and Ram from the Ram Lake Trail

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View SE across first Ram Lake
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Re: Pika Pass

Postby SweetSierra » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:21 am

[quote="kpeter"]I dayhiked from Pika to Purple to Ram Lakes and back on one long day. Not bad at all. I found the use trail from Purple up to Ram Lakes to be quite enchanting in places. Photography was bad that day, overcast and a little rain. But here are a few pics for documentary purposes.

I thought the trail from Purple to Ram was beautiful as well. We didn't go all the way to Ram
but cut off to Glennette. It's a very distinct trail. It's interesting that most maps don't show a trail up there at all when there's a sign to Ram at the junction with Purple.
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Re: Pika Pass

Postby Vaca Russ » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:55 pm

SweetSierra wrote:I thought the trail from Purple to Ram was beautiful as well. We didn't go all the way to Ram
but cut off to Glennette. It's a very distinct trail. It's interesting that most maps don't show a trail up there at all when there's a sign to Ram at the junction with Purple.


The trail is on Acme Mapper. :) We found the trail easy to follow. It is pretty obvious because of all of the packer traffic.

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I hope to find the energy to post a report. :)

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Re: Pika Pass

Postby SweetSierra » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:56 pm

Vaca Russ wrote:
SweetSierra wrote:The trail is on Acme Mapper. :) We found the trail easy to follow. It is pretty obvious because of all of the packer traffic.

-Russ


In looking around, I saw one map that had the trail. This might have been it. It's good to know that it's on at least one map. :)
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