Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010
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Tom Holbrook
(Zandar) - MLife

Locale: Central Coast of California
Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/06/2010 12:38:01 MDT Print View

We are planning a trip 7/17/2010 and I am wondering if Glen Pass is open or snowed in?

Has anyone made this trip this year?

Z.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/06/2010 12:41:03 MDT Print View

Earlier, it was reported to be well open.

--B.G.--

Andre Bates
(aybates) - F

Locale: Southern Cal
Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/06/2010 16:39:33 MDT Print View

Glen Pass is open but still has a lot of snow on the North Side. Here is a shot I took a couple of days ago from the pass:Glenn Pass

You can see the rest of the images from my trip as well as a GPS track here:

http://www.spotadventures.com/trip/view?trip_id=210675

Andre Bates
(aybates) - F

Locale: Southern Cal
Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/06/2010 16:42:33 MDT Print View

And Tom . . . for inspiration, here is a shot I took from my campsite at Rae Lake:Rae Lakes

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/06/2010 17:23:00 MDT Print View

Will be there Aug. 12th!

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/06/2010 17:33:39 MDT Print View

Andre, I love your photo looking north.

I had to look hard to see what that was in the foreground.

--B.G.--

R Alsborg
(FastWalker) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Re: Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/06/2010 17:34:27 MDT Print View

Will be there July 28th!

Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Many crossings on 07/06/2010 17:41:08 MDT Print View

I was over Glen in Early May and the main pack of PCT hikers have crossed as well. From the latest trail journals it sounds like there is still solid snow most of the way north of Charlotte Lake.

Justin McMinn
(akajut) - F

Locale: Central Oklahoma
MODIS Map on 07/07/2010 14:42:33 MDT Print View

MODIS imagery can give you a rough estimate. The resolution of the satellite imagery limits the usefulness. They update the images on a daily basis, so sometimes cloud cover blocks everything and you have to check later.

Rae Lakes:
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/?type=DAILY_MODIS_TILES&zoom=10&center=36.795883,-118.582649

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: MODIS Map on 07/07/2010 15:29:20 MDT Print View

It's too hard to sort out the white snow from the white clouds.

--B.G.--

Tom Holbrook
(Zandar) - MLife

Locale: Central Coast of California
Glen Pass - crampons on 07/08/2010 09:06:16 MDT Print View

Andre, great photos of your trip.

I did read in your introduction that crampons and an ice axe were required to cross the pass.

Our group doesn't have those items, do you think it would be safe to cross without them? I estimate we would be crossing, or attempting, Glen Pass around the 19th of July.

Z.

David Carbiener
(HikingDave) - F

Locale: Northern California
Glen Pass on 07/08/2010 11:23:46 MDT Print View

I will be there 8/14/10. I hope everything is cleared out by then!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Glen Pass on 07/08/2010 12:07:03 MDT Print View

Then David, somewhere along the hike, we should see you or um are you doing it clock wise or counter???

David Carbiener
(HikingDave) - F

Locale: Northern California
Re: Re: Glen Pass on 07/08/2010 12:26:57 MDT Print View

Ken,
I'm starting 7/27 SOBO from GP to WP. I have family members joining me at various times and I need to adjust daily mileage so they will remain family!
What is your schedule?
David

Andre Bates
(aybates) - F

Locale: Southern Cal
Re: Glen Pass - crampons on 07/08/2010 12:35:01 MDT Print View

"I did read in your introduction that crampons and an ice axe were required to cross the pass."

Crampons helped but were not necessary. I saw several people crossing with just trail runners and trekking poles. Moreover, by next week, the snow could be mostly gone . . . it was hot out there!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Re: Glen Pass on 07/08/2010 12:54:57 MDT Print View

We're on the trail heading to Upper Paradise on 8/12, Rae Lakes 8/13, Vidette Meadows on 8/14 and out on the 15th. So far there are 3 of us on the trip. Sorry to hijack the thread BTW.

Brandon Eastland
(brandoneastland) - F

Locale: Central California
"Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/11/2010 00:37:45 MDT Print View

I'm new to this site and I already love it! Anyways, my girlfriend and I are going to be there starting Aug 10th. Reservations for the 11th but I'm going to try and get a first come first serve pass. Maybe I'll bump into some of you guys on the way out.

sean mccutcheon
(aldosean93)

Locale: East Bay
Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/15/2010 22:55:09 MDT Print View

My son and I are starting on 7-30. We are going in the reverse direction. Has anyone camped at the Chaarlotte Creek/Bubbs Creek jct area?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/15/2010 23:35:04 MDT Print View

A more standard place to camp is a few miles uphill from there at Junction Meadow.

--B.G.--

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Anyone travel Rae Lakes Loop? 2010 on 07/15/2010 23:48:29 MDT Print View

Glen Pass is not to be worried about.

I was just over Kearsarge Pass and in the area. 50% of the ice on a lake I passed going in was gone on my way out... The snow is melting at a really rapid rate. I asked a ranger I saw at Kearsarge about Glen Pass...no axes or ice tools needed- word is that all the passes are fine now.