Anyone been over Kearsarge Pass yet this year?
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David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
Anyone been over Kearsarge Pass yet this year? on 07/19/2011 18:52:01 MDT Print View

Has anyone been over Kearsarge Pass yet this year?

I loaned out my maps, are there any significant stream crossings up and over to the JMT junction?

My teenage son is taking that route with another group and meeting us on the JMT and I just want to know how much I need to worry about him!

My son's group will start on August 12.

Edited by davidlutz on 07/19/2011 19:14:42 MDT.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Anyone been over Kearsarge Pass yet this year? on 07/19/2011 19:10:25 MDT Print View

I've been reading reports.

Apparently east of the pass there is a bit of snow left. I don't remember any significant streams. West of the pass, the snow is melting fast, and there is a lot of marshy area before you get to the trail junctions. That will dry out in a few weeks. I don't remember any significant streams on that side either.

--B.G.--

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Anyone been over Kearsarge Pass yet this year? on 07/19/2011 20:18:47 MDT Print View

I think there is no streams west of the pass Dave if I remember correctly. The east side have some but nothing to worry about. Enjoy your hike! I wish I could do this trip this year!

Paul Locasio
(plocasio) - F
Re: Anyone been over Kearsarge Pass yet this year? on 07/22/2011 06:33:43 MDT Print View

There was a recent trip log posted at High Sierra Topix on Kearsarge Pass.

http://www.highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6282&sd=d&start=30#p45526

Check for:
Kearsage; Glen; 60 Lakes -- July 9 - 12

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Headed there soon on 07/22/2011 09:00:02 MDT Print View

Thanks, I'll have to visit HST then to read where I am going in less than two weeks now.

Duane

John Jensen
(JohnJ) - F

Locale: Orange County, CA
Kearsarge Day Hike on 07/22/2011 09:07:58 MDT Print View

I went up June ... 30th I think. The top two lakes were still frozen and there was a fair amount of snow the last mile or so. I didn't go over, but took a picture looking past the pass.

The last lake:

https://picasaweb.google.com/john.on.i.10/DropBox#5624798961639587586

Looking over:

https://picasaweb.google.com/john.on.i.10/DropBox#5624799048348471042