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TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby Dizzy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:23 pm

Route: Devil's postpile->Superior lake->Nancy Pass->Minaret lake->Cecile lake->Iceberg lake->Ediza lake->Shadow lake->Devil's postpile.

Here is TR and some pictures:
http://skydizzy.blogspot.com/2013/06/ep ... arets.html



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Re: TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby Silverfox » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:58 pm

Dizzy, Beautiful scenery, on my way up there this weekend. How were the mosquitos?

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Re: TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:06 pm

Kool day hike Dizzy, but way to pretty to spend only a day in.
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Re: TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby Dizzy » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Silverfox,
Mosquitos is there waiting for you, so take some repellent or face mask. They're not too bad as long as you moving, but if you stop 1 minute later swarm of them will try to eat you. Upper lakes Cecile and Iceberg is certanly better then Minaret, Ediza and Shadow.
But, its beautiful out there and worth going now,
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Re: TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby kpeter » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:29 pm

I am surprised to see so much snow around Iceberg, which looks like it is still frozen over. Looks like the melt is not as far ahead of schedule as I would have thought. Thank you for sharing!
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Re: TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby BigMan » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:32 am

I know 2011 was unique, but dang, there's currently less snow at Minaret then there was in late August 2011.

Thanks for sharing. Yes, it's a great place to spend more time in, but what a fantastic Sierra day hike.
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Re: TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby maiathebee » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:37 pm

Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for 2013 info on Iceberg lake. Looks like there's still plenty of snow, so I guess I won't be taking my first-timer on that route!
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Re: TR: Epic day hike in Minarets

Postby sekihiker » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:52 pm

Awesome. Thanks.
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