May 5, 2013 at 1:15 pm #1302576
Planning a trip for Mid August. I would like to start at North Lake, MAYBE, yes MAYBE spend a day at Humpfrey's Basin, down to Evolution and up Darwin Bench, Canyon, over Lamarck Col. and back. So far I have myself and Jack Elliot. Maybe add 5 more to the trip? I would like to keep the miles to around 10'ish a day. Let me know.May 5, 2013 at 9:36 pm #1983621Marc EldridgeBPL Member
@meldLocale: The here and now.
I've got the 13 to the 31 booked. Looks like a conflict.May 6, 2013 at 8:01 am #1983700USA Duane HallBPL Member
@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
I'm busy in August but have a vacation the first of the month, not sure what I'm gonna do, but have a guys fishing trip mid month in Little Lakes Vly so I only want to go that way once.
DuaneMay 12, 2013 at 10:38 am #1985492
bumpMay 15, 2013 at 10:12 am #1986348Benjamin IngallsMember
@bingalls1987Locale: Southern California
I rarely plan that ahead of time but yeah that sounds like an awesome trip. I'm a bit of a newbie ultra lighter but I'm geared out fairly well and have been backpacking every weekend this year'May 15, 2013 at 11:39 am #1986385
Ben, you are more than welcome to join. Especially newbies! Keep an eye on the thread till we get closer then things will be discussedMay 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm #1986499Eric LundquistBPL Member
@cobbermanLocale: Northern Colorado
I've been eyeing a trip through this area for a while. I'm interested in coming but will have to see how the dates work out before committing.May 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm #1986583Backpack JackBPL Member
@jumpbackjackLocale: Armpit of California
Not to throw a wrench in your plans, but what if we did North Lake all the way around to South Lake for an exit.
JackMay 15, 2013 at 9:39 pm #1986627Bob GrossBPL Member
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Ken, you can't please all of the people all of the time.
If you go all the way from North Lake to South Lake, it is completely a trail hike and you don't get much above 12,000 feet. You have to arrange a car shuttle from end to end, but it isn't very many miles, and with multiple hikers it should not be difficult. Quite a few backpackers use this route.
If you go from North Lake, over Lamarck Col, and back to North Lake, obviously there is no car shuttle. Lamarck Col is about 13,000 feet and is somewhat steep and off-trail, so it is a bit more challenging, even if the total distance is less. The view from Lamarck Col is better, but everybody may be so winded that they can't appreciate it.
Either way, it could be a good trip.
–B.G.–Jul 25, 2013 at 9:47 am #2009340James BlockMember
@jsblock11Locale: Southern California
Hello Ken, I did the on-trail North Lake to South Lake Loop last year and loved the area. I'd be interested in joining on this route depending on your timeframe, do you have any firm dates yet?Jul 25, 2013 at 11:43 am #2009396
James, I am out for the count this summer due to health reasons. I am planning on doing this next summer if you're interested. The cross country portion is quite pretty by the way.
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