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Gemini Pass

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Gemini Pass

Postby Sierra_Summits » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:32 pm

GENERAL OVERVIEW: This pass goes from convict basin to the fish creek drainage. It connects lake wit-so-nah-pah and Cecile lake.

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2, holds snow late into season.

LOCATION: Inyo national forest. HST Map

ELEVATION: ~12,000

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): "Convict Lake" and "Bloody mountain" to have both sides of the pass

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Leave lake Mildred and head into the valley aiming for the creek that drains lake wit-so-nah-pah. Stay on the south side of that creek, away from the steeper terrain. reach the lake and go around its western shore to the climb for Gemini. I went over Gemini in early June and there was alot of snow. Definitely do this pass in the afternoon unless prepared with the right tools. Once up about 2/3rds of the way it flattens out and stay to the pass closet to red slate mt. from the top head down the loose rocky slope to the upper lake.

North Side of Gemini pass
S. Side of Gemini pass. We came over right at the little patch of snow in the middle
gemini pass.JPG
Location of pass
Last edited by copeg on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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