Album: Chamberlin, Newcomb, Pickering, Joe Devel
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- 1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
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Junction between PCT and Siberian Pass trail. 10:28am.
I got impatient so I veered off the PCT and headed cross country down to Rock Creek. I'm not sure if this saved any time or not.
Junction between Rock Creek trail and the PCT. 11:40am.
Summit of Mount Chamberlin. My first peak of the day. 2:57pm.
First entry included Patty Rambert. Patty died from a fall on Mount Mendel in 2006.
Apparently I was shadowing another group. I did finally see them at a distance down at the lake SE of Chamberlin.
I made it to Chamberlin in just under 7 hours which was about what I was hoping for.
Cliffed out ... forced to descend further down the south side of the ridge
Traverse to Newcomb -- a few hundred feet below the ridge
Cairn on Pickering summit. 6:14pm. Register was located about 10 yards away.
I ventured over to this other outcrop just to confirm no other register was there
Mount LeConte (the highest peak on the left), Corcoron (middle), and Sharktooth (just right of middle)
Joe Devel as seen from Pickering. Looks a lot more tedious than I was expecting.
I stayed fairly high on the ridge for awhile descending to the left side when necessary.
Last part of the sandy descent before forest and boulders
Yikes! A very hideous looking boulder field. This will take forever. Time for a course modification.
Back on trail (Rock Creek) after descending from Joe Devel. 8:37pm. Time to get out the headlamp and many miles to go to get back to the trailhead.
10:14am. After being lost in the forest for about 40 minutes (due to ridiculously poor GPS data) I finally stumbled on the trail I was looking for which would take me back up to the PCT.
Trying to find the proper trail in the dark I followed the GPS. Unfortunately the Garmin GPS data for the trail was WAY off and had me going cross country quite some distance from the actual trail. This was after 9pm so it was very dark. I felt very lost until I finally stumbled onto the trail.
Cottonwood Pass is on the left and right. In the middle are the 4 peaks. The low points are the Rock Creek crossings.