Tablelands Pass

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Tablelands Pass

Post by oldranger » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:04 pm

TITLE: Tablelands Pass

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Please include a general overview of the pass. For instance, this pass leads from basin X to lake Y.

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 1-2 on west, class 2 on east

LOCATION: Provides access between Table Lands and Deadman Canyon. HST Map

ELEVATION: 11,200ft

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Please include the name of the USGS 7.5' topographical map the pass appears on.

DESCRIPTION: From the Tablelands just head to the Pass where the small tarn at the head of the Big Bird Lake Chain of lakes is located. If you can't read a map and the terrain you are s.o.l. because there really are no distinctive features to point out. To drop down to Big Bird do not drop down to the lakes above Big Bird but work your way down and e. toward the ridge that slopes sse to the west of Big Bird. From that ridge there is a steep grass covered gulley that leads down to the lake about 2/3rds of the way down the lake. An alternate route is to traverse n on the side of the ridge to the lake basin nw of Big Bird Lake going to about the second lowest lake in the chain before traversing and dropping to the n. end of Big Bird. The reverse of either route will get you from Big Bird to Tablelands pass. The green gully that drops down to the lake is pretty obvious from the north end of the lake. Sorry but no pics of this pass.


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