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Re: Trip Advice: Duck Pass to Devils Postpile (5 days)

Postby cvr » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:26 pm

maverick wrote:Definitely Peter Pande Lake, Annie, and the Minnie Lake this great area, not to say
Ram isn't good, but this area of the Silver Divide is outstanding.


I will second what Maverick says above, as well as recommend Wilbur May Lake relatively near by. Regarding Ram Lake, it's nice, but IMO, not outstanding. I actually enjoyed the cross-country route from Virginia to Ram, and the basins above Ram on the way, more then Ram itself.

The Silver Divide is truly great area. A place I can absolutely recommend in the area is Hortense Lake. It's an easy cross-country up the ridge following the lake's outlet stream. It sits in a beautiful granite bowl that you will likely have all to yourselves. Really nice.



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Re: Trip Advice: Duck Pass to Devils Postpile (5 days)

Postby lensman137 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:45 pm

Ditto to the above recommendation. But you will NOT beat the skeets any time in June. They will devour you. If at all possible, try to delay it another two or three weeks. It's really a bummer to go through all the planning and effort and then be destroyed by skeets and have to bail out early on a trip. Been there, done that, too many times. [-(
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Re: Trip Advice: Duck Pass to Devils Postpile (5 days)

Postby cahikr » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:50 am

I was through that area last year at this time and there was no snow and very few skeeters surprisingly. But every year is different.
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Re: Trip Advice: Duck Pass to Devils Postpile (5 days)

Postby Talimon » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:07 am

cahikr wrote:I was through that area last year at this time and there was no snow and very few skeeters surprisingly. But every year is different.


That was my experience last year at similar elevations, but I sense this year there was a late storm.
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