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Backpacking the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest.
This page is for your input concerning the maps, miles, and elevation information provided on the trail guide about the Pacific Crest Trail between Ebbetts Pass and Sonora Pass.
Your perspective on the accuracy of this information will improve the guide.
For more information about the trail itself, and reflect on the guide or your experiences along this section of the Pacific Crest Trail, see the Ebbetts Pass to Sonora Pass trails forum.
Leavitt Lake - 2005
Lodgepole Squirrel at 10,400 feet elevation in the Sonora Gap. The Sonora Gap sits on the SE ridge Arm of Sonora Peak, and divides the terrain around Sonora Pass from the terrain around Wolf Creek Lake. This is the highest squirrel I've ever seen, and I I've seen some high squirrels.
Bear Encounter, June 2, 2010.
Backpacking West across the broken snow and muck of Poison Flat (where it is, how to get there) towards the East Carson River, one could not help but notice the tremendous amount of bear tracks in the soft terrain.
Backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail: Blue Lakes Road to the Mokelumne Wilderness.
Trail Guide Page: Blue Lakes Road to the Mokelumne Wilderness Boundary
What follows is the trip plan that I am executing tomorrow. It is actually my safety report that I sent to a trusted individual who I will contact at my resupply point and at the end of the trip. If I do not report in a timely fashion, they will report this to the proper authorities.
This report includes route and time estimates for each leg of this two-part trip between Rodriquez Flat, on the Eastern Sierra Flank above the town of Walker Ca, on Hwy 395, to Tuolumne Meadows, in Yosemite National Park.
I got a ride! See the Trip Plan above, and come back on the first of August for an excellent report on mosquito, trail, fording, and weather conditions in the Sierras...
I need a ride to Kennedy Meadows, Sonora Pass Road, on Highway 108 as soon as possible. I am supposed to be gone YESTERDAY! It's 1:10pm on July 19, and if you are heading to Highway 120, Oakdale, Manteca, or anywhere I can hitch up Highway 108, that would be great.
I am located in South Berkeley, and can take Bart to meet you.
The Latest News from the Little Antelope Pack Station:
May 31 2010 finds the Sierra Crestline where it comes across Sonora Pass heavily impacted with snow. The snow at Sonora Pass, elevation 9640 feet, measured nine feet.
Sonora Pass May 31, 2010.
It is May 29, and I'm sure all of our thoughts are turning towards the High Sierras, wondering when the trails will open up for this Summer's backpacking season. Mine certainly are. Though it is late Spring, the Sierras are still packed full of snow at high altitudes. The sun appears to be coming out, and the temps are rising.
This bear greeted me when I was approaching my campsite at the Silver King Creek. I was heading down to my old campsite nestled by the Silver King Creek, and I was still high up on the Eastern Ridge above the ford, when I noticed this guy cruising around the flat near where both a tributary cut into the Silver King, and my trail fords it.