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Advice re Beck Lakes - Shellenbarger Lake - Dike Creek

Postby SandStorm » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:43 pm

Has anyone done this before? Secor mentions going down Iron Creek after crossing Beck Lakes Pass, but it seems possible to go over the ridge to Shellenbarger Lake, down the outlet creek, and then down Dike Creek to the North Fork San Joaquin. Seems like a good, direct way up to Bench Canyon from Red's Meadow valley. Mainly just wondering about the difficulty of route finding, cliffs/wrinkles, etc. Time would probably be late July. I've attached an image of the route I had in mind. Any tips/info would be much appreciated. Cheers, all.

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Re: Advice re: Beck Lakes - Shellenbarger Lake - Hemlock Crossin

Postby SSSdave » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:11 pm

What I immediately notice is one must climb 3300 feet from Devil's Postpile, drop 3500 feet from Beck's Lake Pass. Then climb 2800 feet up to reach Blue Lake. If a round trip then 9600 feet total or rather strenuous. Far less vertical coming in from Granite Creek.
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Re: Advice re: Beck Lakes - Shellenbarger Lake - Hemlock Crossin

Postby SandStorm » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:30 pm

Destination is Tuolumne Meadows. It's definitely a bit of a haul but I don't mind. Thanks for the feedback.
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