HikingGeek.com wrote:Bluewater wrote:In the winter the road is open up to the gate just past Aspendell. From there it's about 1.8 miles to the trailhead.
For a (long) dayhike, what would you consider a good turn around point if hiking out of Aspendell? Any peaks from that area (no tougher than class 2), that I should look into?
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If the conditions were very good (hard packed Sierra cement) I could make it to Sailor Lake and back as a day hike from the Lake Sabrina TH or up to Piute Lake from the North Lake TH. . .but if conditions were bad (breaking trail in deep snow) it would be a push just to make it to Blue Lake. I haven't done winter climbing in the area.
I enjoy snow camping and would recommend doing at least an overnight if you are going to drive all the way to Aspendell:)