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Re: Kaweah Pass

Postby John Dittli » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:22 pm

My apologies. I'm on the road and don't actually have my maps/journal or highres photos. So this is all from memory. I had thought it just east of the pass, but from your photo and a lowres I found from the trip, I think it was actually the long ridge another ridge east of the line in your photo.

We hiked that ridge and then out to the end of Red Spur then returned north along the bench above the Kern. I'll know for sure when I get home in a couple of days.
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Re: Kaweah Pass

Postby maverick » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:26 pm

From that photo it looks like you may have gone up into that cirque and then climbed
up to the peak just east of that plateau located at 13000 ft.
It looks to maybe answer my question whether Red Spur Basin and Red Spur Creek is
connected by a route.
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Re: Kaweah Pass

Postby John Dittli » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:40 pm

First my apologies to the op and to posting from memory! Our route has little to do with Kaweah Pass other than possibly getting from lower Kaweah Basin to Red Spur Creek.

Here's a map of the day hike we did from camp in lower Kaweah Basin.
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The route was either less loose than it looks, or more loose than I remember
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Mostly I remember talus ridge running
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Though getting around Pk 13,183 was a bit challenging as was dropping off Red Spur toward the Kern.

Fun hike though!
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Re: Kaweah Pass

Postby maverick » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:46 pm

Thanks JD for the map and pictures.
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Re: Kaweah Pass

Postby Mike M. » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:26 am

John, no apology needed -- I enjoy the info and your photos are fantastic as usual. I'd like to explore that Red Spur area.

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Re: Kaweah Pass

Postby snowpatch » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:54 pm

This info is great. It shows almost exactly where I have been planning to hike this summer. We will be going into Kaweah Basin from Picket Guard Creek and then will exit via Red Spur Lakes and Red Spur Mountain. Initial idea was to traverse Red Spur, but after looking at topo maps we decided instead to to go up and over the ridge of Red Spur to Chagoopa plateau. Viewing these pictures makes it look like a definite go. Can hardly wait!!!
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