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[pct-l] call for itineraries through lake strewn wilderness f or a post-f...
- Subject: [pct-l] call for itineraries through lake strewn wilderness f or a post-f...
- From: ROYROBIN@aol.com (ROYROBIN@aol.com)
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 17:08:55 EDT
<< Probably the best single loop in the Sierra is the North Lake to South Lake
loop out of Bishop.... continue past LeConte Canyon southward up
the Golden Starecase to Palisade Lake, then take the x-country over several
xcountry passes to Dusy Basin. I have heard that Mt. Sill is a walkup but a
very tough one. >>
You've picked a good one, Tom! Thanks for jogging my memory. My two boys (a
lot younger then) and I (haven't aged a bit) crossed the talus slope between
Bishop and Thunderbolt Pass because we didn't want to shed too much altitude.
We were rock-hopping along when, unexpectedly, a house-sized boulder moved
under me when I stepped onto it! It was about the same sensation as hearing
a close rattler that you don't see on the trail. Get someplace else fast!
The house didn't come tumbling down so we're still here to tell about it.
We almost climbed Mt. Sill the next day, but Dad chickened out before we
reached the top when storm clouds started rolling over the peak. A memorable
trip for all of us!