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  • #567586
    sbboarder
    13 Posts

    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

    #587222
    knucklesplitter
    340 Posts

    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.

    #587223
    sbboarder
    13 Posts

    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

    #587224
    sbboarder
    13 Posts

    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

    #587225
    knucklesplitter
    340 Posts

    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

    #587226
    sbboarder
    13 Posts

    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

    #587227
    jimw
    1421 Posts

    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.

    #587228
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

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