TR - Big Pine Canyon

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TR - Big Pine Canyon

Post by shan1203 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:15 am

Hi all,

My sweetie and I spent last weekend on the Sierra Eastside and had a great time snowshoeing in Big Pine Canyon. It was such a BEAUTIFUL day and, well, we were in the Sierras...what could be better?

Here's a trip report, video highlights style :)



Happy Hiking,
Shannon
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Post by DAVELA » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:28 pm

I was considering going there last week also.Nice tr.What were sno conditions like?Thanks.
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Post by shan1203 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:51 pm

The first mile or two were either snow free or super packed, so hiking boots alone were fine. Above that, the trail was still pretty packed, but we were breaking through and so snowshoed up for the rest of the way. We came across several parties and those in snowshoes looked happiest :)

Pretty icey in the morning, somewhat slushy in the afternoon. It got *really* warm up there, much nicer than we expected. Beautiful, beautiful day!

Happy Hiking,
Shannon

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Re: TR - Big Pine Canyon

Post by maverick » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Thank you for sharing the video of your trip with us Shannon. :)
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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.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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