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Looking Down into Upper Kerrick Canyon from Rock Island Pass


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By tmorton23 - Posted on 06 August 2018

At the Top of Kerrick Canyon
Under
Rock Island Pass

 

The broad and gentle descending expanse of Upper Kerrick Canyon streches out below Rock Island Pass's 10,160 feet as we cross the Sierra Crestline passing out of this sliver of the Hoover Wilderness' narrow slot of terrain.
We are crossing over from the precipitous climb that brought us up the sheer East Flank of the Sierra, now crossing over into what looks like the much more expansive terrain of the North Yosemite Backcountry. But these initial gentle looks down the gentle expanse of Upper Kerrick Canyon are quite deceiving.

Insane Terrain
The terrain that sits below us, below this gentle expanse of Upper Kerrick Canyon, can be well-described as following the folds of an insane accordion's bellows, up and down and up and down and...

 

From
Ted Morton's

Trip Report
July 14 – 21, 2018
Bensen Lake Loop
Day Three

 

10,160 feet

 

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Looking Down into Upper Kerrick Canyon from Rock Island Pass

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