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Lamarck Col

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Lamarck Col

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:30 pm

TITLE: Lamarck Col

GENERAL OVERVIEW: It gives access between Lamarck Lakes (Inyo NF) and Darwin Canyon (Kings Canyon NP)



ELEVATION: 12,960 ft

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mount Darwin

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Leave the Lamarck Lakes Trail between the two lakes (UTM 542196) approximately where the trail crosses the stream. Descend the use trail southwest thru a clearing and small pond climbing the steep slope above, continue southwest thru a sandy valley to the small lake (pond) situated below the Lamarck ridgeline and at the base of the seasonal glacier/snowfield. There are different locations indicated online for where Lamarck Col proper is located, it's location is at: 37.1904900, -118.6673300
Once at the top start you descent keeping north of the lakes, try to slowly descend toward Lake #4, as you get closer you will encounter numerous use trails, pick one and descend in Darwin Canyon skirting the lakes on their northern side. Make sure to turn around and memorize the location of Lamarck Col, if you carry a camera turn around and take several shots so you will ascend towards the correct location on you way back.

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Lamarck Col proper screen shot from Google Earth with coordinates
View down Darwin Canyon, use trail is on the northern side (right side) of the lakes and leads to Darwin Bench.
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This is the steep slope leading to the sandy valley above that leads to Lamarck Col. There is a faint use trail switchbacking up it.
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There is a path in the snow from where the hiker in the photo is descend from Lamarck Col proper.
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Re: Lamarck Col

Postby C-level » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:08 pm

Thanks much for info, just getting acquainted with the website..
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