maiathebee wrote: I don't think the shuttle picks up at Curry, only at the Lodge.
Actually, last year June, the GP morning bus stopped at Curry, the bus garage kiosk in back of the big store Village, and lastly the Lodge.
maiathebee wrote:I'm confused a bit by markskor's comments about heading "down" to the Lyell Fork for the meetup, since you should definitely take the High Trail to the Lyell Fork (not the trail that stays in the Triple Peak Fork canyon). If you stay down in the canyon, I'm not sure there is an easy way to get up to the meetup from there since the part of the Lyell Fork between the canyon trail and the High Trail is extremely steep.
Could be wrong or just confused too, but...
Past visits have always included a stay at the Harriets, just off/east of the High Trail. After rejoining the trail at Foerster Creek going north, coming from TPF/Isberg, we took the trail (~1000 ft) DOWN to the Lyell Creek/Hutchings Creek area, and then followed the Lyell stream up, east to the meet up area. I suppose you could go other routes too - not go down - (go NE up and over instead from Foerster Creek) but the OP asked about easiest X-country route. YMMV.
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