TR: Mount Brewer and Beyond, Aug 30 - Sept 4, 2018

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Re: TR: Mount Brewer and Beyond, Aug 30 - Sept 4, 2018

Post by sekihiker » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:07 am

Great report and pictures. Glad you found a good way up to Sphinx Lakes. That view from Brewer is amazing. I've enjoyed staying at South Lake which feels way out there. So do the lakes on the other side of Longley Pass.








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Re: TR: Mount Brewer and Beyond, Aug 30 - Sept 4, 2018

Post by Flamingo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:34 am

@oleander -- I don't bring a separate fry pan. Rather, I steam veggies in my cook pot (Evernew Titanium 1.3L) with 1/4 inch water. I then transfer the veggies to a separate plastic bowl while I cook soup. It's a pretty basic setup. Overall, I've become a strong proponent for bringing fresh produce on backpacking trips. Not only does it taste great, but the extra weight incentivizes me to eat everything so my pack gets lighter.

PS -- @oleander Your 17-day Sierra trek sounds amazing. Did you post a TR? I couldn't find one in the forum history. I'd love to read it.

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Re: TR: Mount Brewer and Beyond, Aug 30 - Sept 4, 2018

Post by sierrapam » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:18 pm

Thanks, Flamingo, for such a detailed trip report of the Sphinx Lakes Loop over Longley Pass. I'm certain that your descriptions of the possible routes to avoid the nasty bushwhacking section along Sphinx Creek will be very helpful to me on my solo trip through that area this coming August. That section, along with the likelihood of a significant cornice on Longley Pass are my main concerns. Thanks again and if you have any other tips, feel free to pass them along! Pam

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Re: TR: Mount Brewer and Beyond, Aug 30 - Sept 4, 2018

Post by sekihiker » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:23 am

I'm getting old. I just read this again, thinking it was for the first time. It was even better the second time around.

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Re: TR: Mount Brewer and Beyond, Aug 30 - Sept 4, 2018

Post by CAMERONM » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 pm

Great loop and trip report. I am surprised that you saw no people on a pre-Labor Day excursion.

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