Gardiner Basin Trip Report September 2017

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Re: Gardiner Basin Trip Report September 2017

Post by richlong8 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:26 pm

Your trip reports are some of the best resources out there, and I am sure I referenced them in my planning. Much appreciated, I hope you get lots of traffic on your site. It is one of the best out there.








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Re: Gardiner Basin Trip Report September 2017

Post by richlong8 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:14 am

CAMERONM wrote:The USGS 7.5' on Caltopo shows an "approximate" trail; it looks pretty obvious:
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I followed mainly the route shown on the old Mt. Pinchot map that came with the Wilderness Press Hiking Guide to Mt. Pinchot(OOP). The map shows the trail crossing the outlet of Charlotte Lake, then recrossing the creek, and staying on the right side all the way to the area where you head up to Gardiner Pass, and that trail is still easy to follow. I stayed somewhat to the left of the trail going up to the pass. This map shows the route not fording the main branch of Gardiner Ck 2x, which is the route I followed. At 60 Lakes Col, I zigzagged straight down instead of going left as shown on the map. Amazing that that old map is still pretty accurate, but many of these high elevation trails don't change that much.

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Re: Gardiner Basin Trip Report September 2017

Post by Shhsgirl » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:05 pm

I've been through Gardiner Basin a number of times, and never managed to find the cabin. Our party was a few days behind RichLong8, also camped at Charlotte, and the big spot opposite Charlotte Dome, but got caught in the snowstorm on our first night in the basin. We had to backtrack out over Gardiner Pass.

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