upper kendrick creek | High Sierra Topix  

upper kendrick creek

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!
User avatar

upper kendrick creek

Postby sparky » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:40 am

I am back to trying to put together a west to east tour of Northern Yosemite, and the crux of my plans seems to come on the second day of hiking.

I am ok with Class 3 scrambling.

First off, an area I am aiming to explore is the upper kendrick creek drainage. I would like to visit Edith Lake too, but the area above the falls that are about 1.5 miles N of Edith is of more interest to me.

After studying google earth, it looks Iffy to get around the falls. I see a possibility that looks interesting to bypass edith and the falls to get into Kendrick Creek.

This really is the Crux of the entire route and will decide if I start @ Kibbie Ridge or Hetch Hetchy.

So has anyone gone from Edith to upper Kendrick Creek?
There is a million ways to be human, all are worthwhile.

True happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
-Chuang Tzu.

User avatar
Topix Expert
Posts: 865
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:01 am
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: upper kendrick creek

Postby maverick » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:40 pm

Hi Sparky,

Staying high on the ridge between Frog and Kendrick is the easiest route and avoids
all the bush down in the canyon which rates right up there with lower Goddard and
lower Muro Blanco for nastiness. The falls can be bypassed on its east at about the
7600 ft level going up a smooth granite ramp. The cluster of 5 lakes on the west side
of Kendrick Creek below Edith is quite pretty, but getting across Kendrick is almost
impossible during the Spring run-off, so once your one on side in the canyon your
committed to it. Even getting across Frog can be problematic and may take one to
look for a safe cross further up/down creek.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
User avatar
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
Posts: 7915
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: upper kendrick creek

Postby oldranger » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:11 pm


Hetch Hetchy is currently closed to public access due to rockfall/avalanche. It is not clear when it will be open. If your planned trip is before mid summer you need to have a backup plan, perhaps starting at the access point for Lake Eleanor. Good Luck. Its great country.


Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
User avatar
Topix Junkie
Posts: 2142
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:18 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon
Experience: N/A

Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest