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Pace Col (Grinnell Pass)

Postby maverick » Thu May 31, 2012 1:02 pm

Grinnell Pass

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Pace Col (Grinnell Pass) is located in the Mono Divide
within Sierra NF, and is a direct route between Laurel Creek and the Fish Creek.


LOCATION: Sierra NF. Pace Col on the HST Map

ELEVATION: 11,600ft

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mount Abbot, CA

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Hike north of past both Grinnell Lakes toward the Col.
There is loose shale mixed with patches of snow on the northern side of the Col.
Circle around Red & White Lakes eastern side.

PHOTOS: Courtesy of Cgundersen




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Re: Pace Col (Grinnell Pass)

Postby Ska-T » Mon May 11, 2015 12:05 pm

Here are some photos of Pace Col without snow in early September 2008. We crossed Pace Col from south to north. This was the first backpacking trip by my friend in the photos. He ran many marathons, but talus travel was new to him and a bit disconcerting.

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From below Laurel Lake.

02 Pace Col.jpg
Looking north from Little Grinnell Lake.

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Looking south from the top of Pace Col.

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Looking north from the top of Pace Col.

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Looking south from Red and White Lake. The most technical part of the crossing was at the cliffs just above my friend's tired body.

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Looking south from the north side of Red and White Lake.
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