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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Postby HurryUpShriimp » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:38 am

So from what I am understanding, I should expect to find no viable routes to the Painted Rock area this early in the season? Would everyone agree that both Crown Creek and the Middle Fork are mostly likely deemed uncrossable at this point, leaving the area south of the Middle Fork (George of Despair & Painted Rock) inaccessible?



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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:25 am

This is why most people don't go in spring....

George probably despairs because of this. :p
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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Postby hurricaniac » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:52 pm

When I went in there 45 yrs ago in late June after descending Goddard Ck., there was one rattlesnake on the valley floor every 1/4 mi. from Simpson Mdw to TV; it was pretty unnerving. My buddy stayed up all night with his flashlight on convinced they would be coming after us. Low elevation remote valleys = lots of snakes. The second time I went in Aug. and didn't see a one.
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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Postby Jimr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:55 pm

I went down Goddard Creek in '89. It sucked out loud.
Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead, let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?
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Re: Tehipite Valley Trip Questions

Postby hurricaniac » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Yes, lower Goddard Creek is a curse to be avoided at all costs. No sense in experiencing the ultimate backpacking hell.
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