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Ansel Adams Wilderness advice

Postby nsmeier » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:14 pm

There appears to be a pass that goes over from Davis Lakes over to the Twin Island lakes by Mt. Davis. I am wondering if anyone knows how doable that is? We are experienced backpackers but do not do technical climbing or anything that requires equipment. Attached is a view of the proposed trip (any other thoughts on that route would be appreciated as well).
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Re: Ansel Adams Wilderness advice

Postby maverick » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:07 pm

The North side of Clinch Pass is the easy side, the South side on the other hand has
several hundred feet of loose, tedious talus. Head cross-country southwest along
side the creek draining Rodgers Lakes, and from the lakes continue up the drainage
to the pass.
Descend the southwest side of the pass via a steep, loose talus filled chute on the left
heading southeast. HST Map
The route you have outlined on your map is a little to far south and leads to some cliffs
on the southern side. There is a unnamed pass just north of Clinch Pass with which you
can use to bypass all the tedious talus but is quite steep (class 2-3).
The other pass just north of Iron Lake has some scree and one needs to descend south
east from the top of the pass and then turn back east once descending to the 10200 ft
contour line and continue down to King Creek.

PS. By the way what happened after this trip request back in 09, you never wrote up a TR?
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Re: Ansel Adams Wilderness advice

Postby nsmeier » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:35 pm

Maveric, thanks for the advice! Just posted a trip report on the 2009 trip!
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Re: Ansel Adams Wilderness advice

Postby maverick » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:38 pm

In the first photo from Iron Lake there ia another pass which is left of Iron Peak and
will be just right in the second photo from Ashley Lake. In the second photo further
right you'll see the ramp leading down from your intend pass to the bench above Ashley.
http://WildernessApertures.com/img/s3/v ... 1837-6.jpg
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Re: Ansel Adams Wilderness advice

Postby paul » Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:36 pm

Went over the next pass north of the one you have marked on your map, coming west to east; west side was easy, some talus but not bad at all, and the east side was steep loose talus at the top and then mostly steep snow, but that was in a bigger snow year. Would have been hard going east to west, the snow was soft, so easy to descend but would have been tough going up. Without the snow that loose talus would have been a little hairy.
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