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Re: TR: Ring around the Brewer

Postby freestone » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:51 pm

A very interesting site Shawn, thanks for sharing.



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Re: TR: Ring around the Brewer

Postby John Dittli » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:33 pm

x2 on the link Shawn. Invaluable and I LOVE old maps. Thanks much!

LC: The chute off King Col is still steep hard dirt (borderline desperate). The trail starts just below and left of the chute and keeps working left via switchbacks on descent. You lose it here and there under more recent talus movement. It peters out as it leaves the talus a few hundred feet above the lake.

Likewise Gardner. It's been 20 years since I was there but the trail was intermittent but followable all the way from Charlotte Cabin. It got harder to follow up in the slickrock of Gardner Basin but then showed up again in the talus. I'm not sure it was ever finished as it just ended in the middle of that vast talus field before gaining the pass.
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Re: TR: Ring around the Brewer

Postby Trailguru » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:18 pm

Okay

You folks are killing me here
I'm much too new to the Sierras to know all these places. I know you were at East Lake and Lake Reflection but then you said you went over a class III pass. Was that Harrison? Lucy's foot? or Longley Pass down to Brewer Lake?
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Re: TR: Ring around the Brewer

Postby lostcoyote » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:23 pm

none of the above.
(her name was milly)

i enjoyed the nameless places shown on the trip report.
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Re: TR: Ring around the Brewer

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:47 pm

This is the pass Trailguru: HST Map
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Re: TR: Ring around the Brewer

Postby Trailguru » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:53 pm

Did OP go over Milly's Foot Pass from Lake Reflection to Kern Headwaters basin and then BACK UP MFP? I know for a fact you must have gone up Longley's Pass since I tried to do so back in 2006 but only made it up as far as Sphinx Lakes (the highest one)
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