Splitboard.com Forums

The World's first exclusive splitboard discussion forums






It is currently Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:07 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Sawtooth and Sequoia, California
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:22 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:05 pm
Posts: 13
Greetings,

New member here. I just returned from a great trip to Sequoia National Park in California. Epic conditions. Six-point-two-mile hike to the Pear Lake Ski Hut, three great days. Sequoia is my usual playground as my family has a house near there and there is decent access all year.

I noticed on the site the picture of Dan Mingori on California's Sawtooth Ridge in the “splitboard shopâ€Â


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:29 pm
Posts: 339
Location: Reno, NV
Welcome! Didn't know there's a hut at Pear Lake. Sounds fun. Any pics?

Sawtooth Ridge is accessed on the east side from the end of Twin Lakes Rd. out of Bridgeport. The road is plowed to the campground in winter. About 4-5 miles out and 5k' or so to Matterhorn, Twin Peaks, Cleaver, etc. I assume that's where you're talking about.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: thanks, pics to come
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:05 pm
Posts: 13
hi,

thanks man. I'm working on editing my pics now. Once I get them sorted I'll poste some of the better shots. Thanks for the info. I'll have to look at a map and check that route.

J


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: not on the map
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:05 pm
Posts: 13
hi,

I just looked at a map. We access Sawtooth Peak on the west side from the town of Three Rivers, CA. My family's house is on Mineral King road, which leads directly into Mineral King. In the spring you can hike up to the west side of Sawtooth Peak and get good corn. The picture on the site looks like the same Sawtooth Peak, but the east side of the ridge.

It appears Bridgeport is on the East side of the Sierras? I think the Sawtooth I'm talking about would be way to far from there. Unless I'm somehow mistaken?

thanks,

Justin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:29 pm
Posts: 339
Location: Reno, NV
Sorry Justin. My mistake. I know that photo you mentioned was taken at the Sawtooths near Bridgeport. There must be two "Sawtooth"s in CA. Yours is here:
http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=11&n=4035841&e=359864&s=200&size=l&datum=nad83&layer=DRG100

And the other one is here:
http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?z=11&n=4220343&e=289940&s=200&size=l&datum=nad83&layer=DRG100


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: thanks anyway
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:05 pm
Posts: 13
got it. Too bad, I was hoping there was access from Three Rivers. Thanks for the info though. Sounds like a pretty cool area. Maybe I'll have to check it out sometime.

Justin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:41 pm
Posts: 1620
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Yeah, totally different area. Mineral King is nice. I've only been there in the summer, but I hiked up to Franklin Lakes and always wondered what that would be like in the snow. White Chief bowl is supposed to be pretty decent too. I think one of the Sierra backcountry ski books mentions a couple descents in the area, I believe it's the Ritchins book.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:37 pm
Posts: 1872
Location: in between
:D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Matt Wood and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  





Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group