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TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by themtsarecalling » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:22 pm

Tried to recreate Bob Burd's dayhike effort out of Roads End. Wound up heading up the Arrow Creek drainage instead of Window Creek despite Secor's warnings and thought it worked out fine, although my tolerance for bushwacking is probably not the best measure. Finished in about 15 hours car to car.

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by seanr » Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:06 am

Interesting. That's the type of outing I've been aiming toward this month with Roads End making a lot of sense for access this fall given closures elsewhere. A couple years ago I went from Window to Pyramid and all the way around to Monardella in a horseshoe shaped ridge traverse. There was no time for Arrow and it fell off the radar despite long being in mind. Many aim toward it from Taboose for the classic view of it looming tall over the lake.

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by robertseeburger » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:21 am

Wow.. I climbed Arrow Peak last year.. from the valley to the east on a 10 day backpack. I think I noted Bob Burd's dayhike in my post..and thought that was a feat not to be repeated. But it looks like you have done it.. Congrats..

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by themtsarecalling » Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:56 pm

seanr wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:06 am
Interesting. That's the type of outing I've been aiming toward this month with Roads End making a lot of sense for access this fall given closures elsewhere. A couple years ago I went from Window to Pyramid and all the way around to Monardella in a horseshoe shaped ridge traverse. There was no time for Arrow and it fell off the radar despite long being in mind. Many aim toward it from Taboose for the classic view of it looming tall over the lake.
Yeah I think coming up over Taboose is the more enjoyable way to do it for sure. Living in Fresno, just always looking for ways to tackle peaks from the west side to save myself some driving.

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by sekihiker » Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:20 pm

I've been there, but not in a day. I loved your report and photos. It was if I was following along. Thanks for posting your report of an awesome adventure and achievement.

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by themtsarecalling » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:51 pm

Thanks! Looking forward to some more big days this summer!

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by Harlen » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:22 pm

Nice trip, with excellent photo-doc of your route. Are you sure about the Sequoias? Big Juniper trees perhaps? Thanks for the post.

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by dougieb » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:36 am

That is quite an accomplishment, thanks for sharing. I went through the upper basin area last year but it was in the thick of the creek fire when the forest shut down and I couldn't even see arrow peak! I wanted to climb it and will go back, probably from Taboose. I'm curious what you bring in your backpack. Any extra warmth or emergency bivy if you can't make it out in the same day?

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by themtsarecalling » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:38 pm

Harlen wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:22 pm
Nice trip, with excellent photo-doc of your route. Are you sure about the Sequoias? Big Juniper trees perhaps? Thanks for the post.
I wouldn’t have realized that there were so many little pockets of Sequoias in the range until hiking the JMT this summer. There’s some great Sequoias in random places (some nice ones in the canyon below Silver Pass come to mind). I would have thought juniper as well had I not seen their small tell tape pine cones.

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Re: TR: Arrow Peak Dayhike

Post by themtsarecalling » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:40 pm

dougieb wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:36 am
That is quite an accomplishment, thanks for sharing. I went through the upper basin area last year but it was in the thick of the creek fire when the forest shut down and I couldn't even see arrow peak! I wanted to climb it and will go back, probably from Taboose. I'm curious what you bring in your backpack. Any extra warmth or emergency bivy if you can't make it out in the same day?
I have a really cheap bivy that I bring with me and pretty much always a rain jacket and buff. It wouldn’t be the most comfortable night out but I’d certainly survive the night through the mild Sierra summers.

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