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August 9th to 11th 2009: North Lake to South Lake

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Summary

While Emily and PJ were in the LA area visiting her parents I took the opportunity to head into the mountains in ultra simple and lightweight style.  Specifically, my trip required no advance planning in terms of permits, didn't require a car shuttle, utilized a very simple kit in terms of number of items brought, and consisted of simple no-cook food.  Put another way, this was a trip in which I could pack gear and shop for food in under an hour and be on my way!  More detailed information about the trip, which starts and ends in the hills west of Bishop, CA is below.

- 53.8 Miles
- 47 Hours (12:30 pm Sunday, August 9th to 11:30 am Tuesday, August 11th)
- 3 days, 2 nights
- 3 Passes (11,423 Piute Pass, 11,955 Muir Pass, 11,972 Bishop Pass)
- Spectacular Terrain (Humphreys Basin, Evolution Basin, Dusy Basin)

Location

Elev. [ft]

Miles

North Lake Trailhead

9,350

 

0.0

0.0

Piute Pass

11,423

+2,073

5.0

5.0

JMT Junction

8,050

-3,373

12.4

17.4

Muir Pass

11,955

+3,905

16.8

34.2

LeConte Canyon

8,750

-3,205

7.0

41.2

Bishop Pass

11,972

+3,222

6.5

47.8

South Lake Trailhead

9,820

-2,152

6.0

53.8

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