Wampum Pass (Unofficial) | High Sierra Topix  

Wampum Pass (Unofficial)

Member descriptions, photos, and map locations of Cross Country Passes in the High Sierra. This forum is for information only - discussions should be kept in the appropriate categories.
This forum is a component of the HST Map. We need your help to complete the database, so please contribute!
User avatar

Wampum Pass (Unofficial)

Postby alpinemike » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:31 pm

TITLE: Wampum Pass (unofficial)

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass leads from Wampum Lake to Three Island Lake

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2

LOCATION: John Muir Wilderness in Sierra National Forest. Located on the ridge-line directly Northwest of Wampum Lake. HST Map

ELEVATION:
11,697

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'):
Mt. Hilgard

ROUTE DESCRIPTION:
From Wampum Lake the route is fairly straightforward along benches and boulders. There were no major obstacles encountered when we traveled this pass. There are micro-cliff bands as evidenced in the first photograph that can be negotiated fairly easily if one is paying attention.

The route down to Three Island Lake which is the Northwestern side of the pass we did not follow down but from the look of it it looks mostly class 2 terrain all the way down. There are a lot of boulders in the chute looking straight down. Some may be unstable but I can't comment on them since I haven't traveled on that side of this pass. From Three Island Lake as evidenced in the photo there are cliffs that can be bypassed on their Northern side. The photo will give an idea of a possible route.

DSC_6081 Web.jpg

DSC_6083 Web.jpg

DSC_6095 Web.jpg
The pass is directly in the center.
Last edited by maverick on Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: titles highlighted
Never put off a backpacking trip for tomorrow, if you can do it today...
Alpine Mike-

http://mikhailkorotkinphotography.com/



User avatar
alpinemike
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:00 pm
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Wampum Pass (Unofficial)

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:22 pm

Image
Image
User avatar
RoguePhotonic
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1667
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:52 am
Location: Bakersfield CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer


Return to Cross Country Passes



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests