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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby maverick » Mon May 02, 2016 2:35 pm

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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Willythedog » Mon May 02, 2016 3:10 pm

Maiathebee - I did not but i did go scope out the crossing to get to boulder creek lakes and its totally doable. knee deep at most and the water is pretty calm where you would cross.

There was a couple people that went up to boulder creek lakes, i didnt ask them for conditions up there but looks doable. From what i could see the the lake area and the area above the waterfall where you cross the ravine is most likely going to be covered in snow.

The canyon creek crossing at the outlet was no problem, there are downed logs and some sort of metal cylinder that you can walk across with out getting your feet wet.

The bear creek crossing in the beginning is also only knee deep but you could jump from rock to rock (which i did and hit my knee... no hops)

lets see what else..... there are some deadfall here and there. I had to backtrack once or twice when i lost the trail but nothing too bad. Just keep an eye out and itll be pretty obvious.

will post pics when i get a chance
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby Willythedog » Mon May 02, 2016 3:23 pm

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wedding cake and mt thompson

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campsite, i was the only on at the lakes, was extremely windy at night

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upper canyon creek lake

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lower canyon creek lake

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peaks again

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canyon creek falls

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canyon creek falls

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maiathebee - sorry this is the best i got. looking backwards towards mt hilton / boulder creek area. Boulder creek lakes would be at the base of the snowy peak.
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby maiathebee » Mon May 02, 2016 8:00 pm

Excellent recon! Thanks so much :D
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Re: Trinity Alps / Mt Ashland

Postby maiathebee » Thu May 12, 2016 3:03 pm

Weather was crappy over the weekend, so I postponed until Tu-Wed 5/9-10/2016 and the weather was ideal! Had a great time taking my dog on her first ever backpacking trip! Decided against Boulder Creek Lakes when I saw where the snow line was. Crossing Canyon Creek with the pup was not fun, but we made it both times. I had Upper Canyon Creek Lake to myself for camp. Saw a couple on their way out when I headed in, a group of guys camped around the upper falls, and a couple dayhikers. It's a pretty great canyon to have all to oneself! Perfect early-season hike to shake off the winter stiffness. Here are a couple photos.

ImageLooking across Canyon Creek near its lower falls by Maia Averett, on Flickr

ImageSawtooth Peak and Lucy! by Maia Averett, on Flickr

ImageFrozen Upper Canyon Creek Lake in the morning. by Maia Averett, on Flickr
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