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Current Kearsarge Pass conditions

Postby Jmward » Thu May 23, 2013 4:18 pm


I'm currently planning a 2 night backpacking trip starting at Onion Valley and heading up and over Kearsarge Pass to make a camp at some of the lakes about 1,000 feet below the pass.

Has anyone been up that route?

What are the snow conditions like?

Are crampons necessary?

If I've never done this trip it just WAY too early in the season for this to be a good idea???

Thank you!


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Re: Current Kearsarge Pass conditions

Postby John Dittli » Thu May 23, 2013 4:20 pm

Kearsarge Pass is snow free.
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Re: Current Kearsarge Pass conditions

Postby maverick » Thu May 23, 2013 5:28 pm

Hi Jmward,

Welcome to HST!
Here was an earlier up date of Kearsarge Pass: ... ass#p68521
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