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Hutton Col

Postby tomba » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:44 am

Hutton col

GENERAL OVERVIEW: Connects Arctic Lake and the valley with Fall Creek.

CLASS/DIFFICULTY: Class 2. South side is easy.

LOCATION: Sierra National Forest, John Muir Wilderness. HST Map.

ELEVATION: 11,480+ ft.

USGS TOPO MAP (7.5'): Mount Henry and Blackcap Mountain.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: South side consists of easy slabs. From the meadow head north towards the obvious pass. North side is steeper. I didn't descend directly down from the pass, but instead climbed the peak east from the pass, went on the ridge north-east, and descended to Arctic Lake. Here is the approximate route. It seems that the north side of the pass is easier to climb than to descend.

PHOTOS:

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South side. The pass is on the right.
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Zoom-in.
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The pass is on the left.
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View from east.
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View of north side from east.
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North side.
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North side from below.
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North side from below.
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Zoom in.
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View from distance.
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Re: Hutton Col

Postby Backpackingmom » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:44 am

Thank you for these awesome photos and your route!!! We tried to get over Hutton from the south side a few years ago but there was too much snow. We are headed out this weekend via Maxson Trail to Hell for Sure, then over Hutton Col to Six Shooter lakes - your post is super helpful! I will post a trip report when we are back - Thanks :)
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