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Colby pass
Yipes! I'll be bringing an ice axe and microspikes. I'm hoping that will be adequate. Does anyone know if Colby lake is a good place to camp? Is there a lot of snow there now?

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colby Pass and Kern river crossing
June 18, 2:39pm

Colby pass
Very helpful info. Thanks guys! David, by chance did you see the north side of Colby pass from the top of milestone?

In Post-Trip Reports » Sequoia and Kings Canyon area conditions, please respond with reports
June 18, 2:41am

Down works
Another vote for down works. They carry western mountaineering, big Agnes, granite gear, and even montbell!!

In GEAR » Where can I buy ultralight or lightweight gear in San Francisco?
June 16, 11:10pm

Gloves?
Maybe wear gloves when scrambling?

In GEAR » scrambling causes dirty hands, how do you wash clean when conserving water is utmost?
June 16, 10:54pm

Colby/kern crossing
Thanks Tom! Yes I will post pics and report when I get back :)

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colby Pass and Kern river crossing
June 16, 10:52pm

Seki reports
Great info. Thanks Jason! I'm heading out for 10 days starting next Friday so I'm getting excited. Starting at roads end, up woods creek, south on JMT over glen, forester, then west ove...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sequoia and Kings Canyon area conditions, please respond with reports
June 16, 1:56am

Colby pass
Im leaving Friday June 22nd

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colby Pass and Kern river crossing
June 16, 1:52am

Depends
Really depends on how hard you are on your poles. I use mine heavily and put a ton of weight on them. I always seem to break the ones with shocks. I've broken expensive REI ascents, as well ...

In GEAR » Trekking Poles - get what you pay for or is a pole a pole?
June 15, 4:50pm

Stream crossing?
Thanks Jason! I remember there was a stream crossing somewhere on either woods creek, or the JMT near woods creek. Was that an issue on your trip? Any other things I should be aware of ? How...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sequoia and Kings Canyon area conditions, please respond with reports
June 15, 3:13am

Rae lakes is not too hard
The Rae lakes loop is really not too challenging, especially if you take 6 or 7 days to do it. (Only 7 miles per day on average) 12k feet at glen pass is high, but if you take your time to get th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to take 20 year old daughter?
June 14, 7:08pm

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