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« Friday August 22, 2008 »

More than just a dash up Titcomb Basin to bag the state highpoint of Gannett, we'll hike a loop over Knapsack Pass and climb a mixed bag of peaks with an eye toward variety and views (not just the highest ones around). The scenery should be great and greatly varied. Most of the backpacking will be on trail and the gain with full packs will be moderate. Some peaks will be rock, some snow, probably some with steep ice sections. Rope, tools, recent climbing resume, and confidence required. Leaders will be driving from San Francisco, Participants from other areas welcome.

Enter and exit via Lamarck Col; it's not really a loop. We'll try to see as much as possible of Evolution Basin as possible. The routes on the Basin side of these peaks are snow free. If time allows, we can try scrambling up other peaks.

Start: 08/22/2008 1:00 pm

We will start at roads end in Kings Canyon at 9am on August 22. We will hike up the Bubbs Creek trail, turn off onto the East Lake trail and camp at East Lake on Friday night. The first day will be about 13 miles and 3000 feet. Sat. we will climb the ridge between the south and middle forks of Ouzel creek. This ridge is Class 2. Sat. night we will return to our camp on East Lake and Sun. we will hike out. We will have a busy three days.