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Thunder Pass? Millys/Lucy's Foot Pass?
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David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 09/02/2009 13:20:59 MDT Print View

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Edited by DaveT on 06/16/2015 21:29:41 MDT.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Thunder Pass? Millys/Lucy's Foot Pass? on 09/02/2009 16:25:43 MDT Print View

I would pm Cary Bertoncini. He might be able to give you some help on that. I have never been over those, so I cannot give advice. Hope Cary can help.

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 09/07/2009 18:06:16 MDT Print View

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Edited by DaveT on 06/16/2015 21:34:04 MDT.

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 09/21/2009 21:47:45 MDT Print View

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Edited by DaveT on 06/16/2015 21:35:41 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Thunder Pass? Millys/Lucy's Foot Pass? on 09/22/2009 18:31:33 MDT Print View

Hi Dave,

I reconnoitered Milly's and Lucy's Foot Passes before going out over Thunder Pass and concluded that Thunder was the better bet. I didn't like the look of either of them, at all. We went over it in 1979 and there was no need for an ice axe when we did it in August. Being on a north facing slope, that could change from year to year, but this was a low snow year and I'd bet you won't need an ice axe. Do be prepared for lots of loose stuff-it's a rotten gully. But as long as you pay attention and move slow and careful, you shouldn't have much trouble. Certainly nothing like some of the stuff you did on the SHR. Side benefit: You get to go up the basin below Thunder Mtn on your approach from the unnamed 3 bayed lake. It is drop dead beautiful. One of my favorite spots. You're doing a great route. Best of luck.

Oops, I missed your follow on posts. Congrats, Dave. I'm glad it worked out for you. Beautiful country, huh?

Edited by ouzel on 09/22/2009 18:33:03 MDT.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Thunder Pass? Millys/Lucy's Foot Pass? on 09/22/2009 19:44:49 MDT Print View

Hey Dave,

Follow on question: What was your route coming up from the south? We dropped into Milestone Basin via Milestone Pass on 9/5. From the sound of things we just missed each other.
Wouldn't that have been something to run into each other up there?

David T
(DaveT) - F
. on 09/22/2009 20:52:24 MDT Print View

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Edited by DaveT on 06/16/2015 21:37:24 MDT.