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New and different Winter trail suggestions

Postby hikerboy » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:05 pm

We are lookin for some Sierra suggestions for a few days around the 21st of march. We have hiked out of Mosquito flats and Cottonwood and want something a little more challenging. We have moderate ice experience and would welcome any suggestions. Thanks Mark



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Re: New and different Winter trail suggestions

Postby copeg » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:12 pm

Do you have a preference for entry (east or west/north or south) or duration of your trip? Preference for High altitude or forest?
I was actually thinking of posting a similar question because I feel dried up with ideas (although I like to blame it on ideas its probably more like being dried up on time :crybaby: ). I prefer high altitude, relatively short trips in winter/early spring and, since I live in the Bay Area - prefer a west side entry. Here are a few short trips I've done and would highly suggest:
-Instead of Little Lakes Valley. cut north to Hilton Creek Lakes
-Snow Creek -> Tenaya Lake/Yosemite High Country (alternatively a Tioga Pass entry toward Tuolumne)
-Desolation Wilderness near Tahoe
-Mammoth -> 1000 Island Lake/Garnet Lake area via San Joaquin Ridge.
-Badger Pass to Glacier Point
A few trips I'm dying to do but we'll see when that ever happens: North Lake -> Piute Pass (Desolation Lake), Lodgepole in Sequoia to Panther Gap (and perhaps beyond), Lodgepole -> Tablelands, Badger Pass -> Ostrander and beyond, Mt Lassen area, White Mountains.
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Re: New and different Winter trail suggestions

Postby dpmach » Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:56 am

so glad i found this post. those are some great suggestions. do you happen to have some pictures of the hikes around this time of year?
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Re: New and different Winter trail suggestions

Postby copeg » Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:45 pm

dpmach wrote:so glad i found this post. those are some great suggestions. do you happen to have some pictures of the hikes around this time of year?

Not really hikes this time of year....more like skiing or snowshoeing :) . There are some pics of these places from my winter/spring trips to them my website: Hilton Creek Lakes, Desolation Wilderness, Glacier Point, Yosemite High Country, 1000 Island Lake
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