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Sending my stepson to Wire Lakes, Emigrant this weekend June

Postby bookpacker » Fri May 31, 2013 5:46 pm

He's not leaving till Sunday. He's 21, with some experience, with a friend the same age and experience. I didn't call the Summit Ranger Station till 4:31pm today, Friday, which is as good as forgetting entirely. My wife and I were climbing and camping at Chipmunk Flat on May 10, no snow at 8000. But does someone know the conditions at Gianelli Cabin Trailhead, a little higher--will the trail be defined or spotty? I'm particularly wondering about the crossing of West Fork Cherry Creek at Salt Lick Meadow. Lower down, I've read it's at 3', and I've warned them away from that area.

Any thoughts appreciated. Should I send them to Cherry Lake Trailhead?



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Re: Sending my stepson to Wire Lakes, Emigrant this weekend June

Postby balzaccom » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:01 am

When we asked a few days ago, they said that Gianelli Trailhead was open, there was a three-foot snow bank a few hundred yards past the trailhead, and that Whitesides Meadows was a swamp.
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Re: Sending my stepson to Wire Lakes, Emigrant this weekend June

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:44 am

Hi Bookpacker,

Welcome to HST! Have you read this current TR, it mentions and has info on some of
the areas your asking about: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9364
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Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Sending my stepson to Wire Lakes, Emigrant this weekend June

Postby bookpacker » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:14 am

Thank you, Maverick, Balzaccom,

I didn't find that post--thanks, Maverick. Well, the boys are there, have been for a few days, and went with plenty of my warnings and worries with them. It seems the conditions are a little more difficult than I hoped. They are due back tomorrow. I will post again when they get back.

Thanks again--
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