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8/30-9/2: Crown Lake, Mule Pass, Peeler Lake

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avatar 8/30-9/2: Crown Lake, Mule Pass, Peeler Lake
September 07, 2017 05:18PM
This was originally meant to be a five night loop down Matterhorn Canyon, past Benson, then back up towards Peeler. Unfortunately, on my first night out I smacked my sandal-clad toe into a pointy piece of granite. I was able to tape up the damage OK, but it felt weird going over Mule Pass so I decided to cut the trip short, come back over and camp at Peeler, then leave. It still feels weird, but is getting better.

The views from Mule Pass were awful when I went over it the first time and camped in Slide Canyon on account of fires, but the wind shifted and the smoke cleared giving me reasonable enough views going back over Mule - that country needs a return visit.

There were significant snow patches on the east/north side of Mule Pass, a few patches on the west side.

Mosquitoes: awful.

Swimming: Peeler was a tad chilly but OK, Crown was too cold to even try.

Pictures...

Robinson Pool:


Crown Lake and Slide Mountain:


Deer by Robinson Creek, above Crown Lake:


Creek disappearing into the snow, below Mule Pass:


View from above Mule Pass, towards Sawtooth Ridge and Matterhorn:
avatar Re: 8/30-9/2: Crown Lake, Mule Pass, Peeler Lake
September 07, 2017 06:01PM
Hope ur tow betta.

At least you didn start on the 28th. Wow. We dooz 10 days in northern yose...
Came out the 27th... and the 28th morning heading to Horseshoo Meadow...
we could not even see Sawtoots from 395.
Timing baby. (and a whole lotta luck!)

Congrats to JKW for re-finishing Yosemite TQ...
And to Basilbop for completing most of northern Yose...

Good tymes

JKW n Stick N Fedders N of Mule Pass





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avatar Re: 8/30-9/2: Crown Lake, Mule Pass, Peeler Lake
September 07, 2017 07:16PM
I think they are standing very close to where, in my picture, the creek is cutting into the snow.
avatar Re: 8/30-9/2: Crown Lake, Mule Pass, Peeler Lake
September 08, 2017 06:50AM
Close... the trail goes thru the shrubs on the left there....

I kept saying something to the effect of "that's it w/ the snow" ...
but um, yeah, JKW wasn't too pleased w/ me...
tongue sticking out smiley

Um, yeah, it was all the way still lingering to Crown...



No big tho... we had fun (and were safe)

Tanks fur Sharon Tom



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