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Shepherd pass water?

Postby thegib » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:55 am

I'm planning on camping at Anvil Camp Tues Aug 6. Can anyone who's been up/down Shepherd pass very recently tell me if there's water flowing in the creek? Thanks!



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Re: Shepherd pass water?

Postby thegib » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:33 am

Bump dangit.
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Re: Shepherd pass water?

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:22 am

Have not been up this year but water should not be an issue unless the boulder damage
blocked the creek which was not reported by neither of the two members reporting
about Shepherd Pass, nor has Inyo posted an alert about water conditions on their site.
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=9680
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/news ... RDB5430258
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Re: Shepherd pass water?

Postby runrichrun » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:10 pm

My group went up to Shepherd Pass on August 1 and came back down on August 2. The stream at Anvil Camp had a very good flow. Between Symmes Creek and Anvil Camp, I think the only place you can get water is at a stream crossing at about 9100/9200 feet. There was another stream at a lower elevation that had a good flow on August 1, but it was dry on August 2.
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Re: Shepherd pass water?

Postby maverick » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:14 am

Hi Runrichrun,

Welcome to HST! Thanks for supplying this info. Hope to read a TR from you in the
future. :thumbsup:
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Re: Shepherd pass water?

Postby JTMtnView » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:13 pm

We were just up there (Aug 22 to 25)

Anvil Camp has plenty of water...

The washout just below Anvil is well marked and not a big deal...

The lake at the pass is the best place to camp as the lake above is almost dry...

There is no snow anywhere (practically the whole Sierras)

There is only one stream between the Saddle and Anvil to get water so make sure yo have some on the way
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Re: Shepherd pass water?

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:26 pm

Hi JTMtnView,

Welcome to HST! Thanks for chiming in with this update, looking forward to your TR. :p
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Re: Shepherd pass water?

Postby JTMtnView » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:06 pm

Went up to Climb Tyndall but were turned back by the Class 2 ridge line and the exposed face did not look so hot either. I am not sure I would rate this as a Class 2 climb given the level of exposure but the walking is quite pleasant.
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