Deerhorn Saddle

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Deerhorn Saddle

Post by maverick » Thu May 31, 2012 2:03 pm

Deerhorn Saddle


GENERAL OVERVIEW: Deerhorn Saddle is located in Kings Canyon NP and connects
Vidette Creek and the basin north of Harrison Pass.


CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2


LOCATION: Kings Canyon NP. HST Map


ELEVATION:12,560ft


USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mt. Brewer, CA


ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Follow the route up Vidette skirting the lakes to the end of
of the valley. Ascend scree to the top of the obvious saddle.


PHOTOS: Courtesy of Cgundersen

View south from Deerhorn Saddle
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View north from Dearhorn Saddle
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Heading up towards Dearhorn Saddle from the north
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Re: Deerhorn Saddle

Post by RoguePhotonic » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:31 pm

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Miserable

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

If crossing North to South there is a mixed cliff face below. Once you begin your descent hook left in order to pick up an open slope. I went straight down and had to pick my way down a nasty, steep, loose chute.

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Re: Deerhorn Saddle

Post by cgundersen » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:52 pm

I'll add a couple more images from a June trip to illustrate how this looks in a relatively low-snow year. But, I'll confirm Rogue's observation that this route is no less prickly than when he did it: lots of loose rock/gravel, but the view from the top is incredible!
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