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SoSHR, Split Mountain, Potluck Pass, Mt Tyndall conditions

Postby Stardumb » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:11 pm

I'm doing a variation of this route and was wondering if anyone had beta regarding knapsack and potluck pass conditions. I don't have a ton of off-trail experience but some. Once back on the JMT in Palisade Lakes area I plan to climb Split Mountain. Also looking for beta regarding Junction pass as I'm also considering climbing Tyndall/Williamson.



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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby Stardumb » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:41 am

Anyone?
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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby rlown » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 am

Welcome to the HST!

Are you solo or in a group? When is the trip date?

Check this out: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4205 we like to know skill sets before we respond.
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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby Stardumb » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:39 pm

Leave August 28 from South Lake trail. Level 3, hiked the JMT SOBO in 12 days, climbed Mt Shasta via Avalanche Gulch, climbed Mt Whitney many times vi Whitney trail, MR, and from the west. Going to be a 10 day trip.
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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby longri » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:01 pm

I don't have any beta for you. I'm just curious to know what the SoSHR is. I've never heard of it and googling brings up ambiguous results.
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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:07 pm

Southern end of the Sierra High Route :)
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby Stardumb » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:11 pm

Also going Solo.
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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:29 pm

No current info. Have you read this: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13572&p=101851&hilit=potluck+pass#p101698
A couple of folks who attended the Meet-up this year at Bench Lake indicated their intent to climb Split, hopefully they will chime in with so info.
Added specific areas to you inquiry, so folks who may have done a section or climbed one of those peaks recently will chime in with some info. :)
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Re: SoSHR conditions

Postby longri » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:40 pm

maverick wrote:Southern end of the Sierra High Route :)

Thanks, but I don't believe that's it. But I think I figured it out. The SoSHR is a recent variant of the Roper route that diverges at Upper Basin and continues further south. It looks like it mostly follows the JMT, with a few x-country detours. Tough country to stay off the trail for long, possibly why Roper chose to terminate his route at Roads End instead.

It looks like the soSHR goes over Junction Pass whether you climb Mt. Tyndall or not. But the OP is doing a variation of the soSHR variation.
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Re: SoSHR, Split Mountain, Potluck Pass, Mt Tyndall conditio

Postby emilyg83 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:50 pm

Also looking for SoSHR beta, including Junction Pass. Please update if you find anything! I tried the JMT FB page and will post if I hear anything.

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