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avatar Edison to Florence
April 14, 2010 09:05PM
Anybody have advice on hiking from Lake Edison to Lake Florence?
Re: Edison to Florence
April 15, 2010 04:34PM
I've never done that stretch, but I found this report.
http://www.scaruffi.com/travel/edison.html

Maybe some other people will chime in.
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 15, 2010 09:21PM
The trail is pretty straight forward, plenty of water, well traveled trail, two 12 mile days, or three eight mile days, no major elevation gains or losses.
Car transport is an issue if you hike only one way.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 16, 2010 01:16AM
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mrcondron
two 12 mile days, or three eight mile days, no major elevation gains or losses.

So it's a dayhike for the Chick-on?
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 18, 2010 02:25AM
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eeek
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mrcondron
two 12 mile days, or three eight mile days, no major elevation gains or losses.

So it's a dayhike for the Chick-on?

Easy



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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 18, 2010 02:34AM
Big Mike der... uh... 3k ft. not much elevation gain?

We went Bear Ridge Trail to Bear Creek Trail.
Highly recommend, if you can, check out if you can start at Bear Creek Diversion Dam
instead of having to hike up and over Bear Ridge.

The trail up Bear Creek is very very nice. Loved it. It's much nicer IMO than JMT in that area.
Not much difference in trail miles or elevation if you go JMT or Bear Creek.



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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 18, 2010 06:52AM
3K can be hard but 4K is major.

Four Mike Trail hard.
HH to Moraine Ridge and into Jack Main major



Old Dude
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 18, 2010 02:55PM
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mrcondron
3K can be hard but 4K is major.

Four Mike Trail hard.
HH to Moraine Ridge and into Jack Main major

What about Table Lake?
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 18, 2010 03:00PM
A mere day hike.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 18, 2010 03:02PM
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eeek
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mrcondron
3K can be hard but 4K is major.

Four Mike Trail hard.
HH to Moraine Ridge and into Jack Main major

What about Table Lake?

Cake

Mikey Likes It!





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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 18, 2010 03:33PM
I found another way just for you:

JMT to Lake Italy - Italy Pass - Pine Creek Pass - Down the Piute hooking back up with JMT - out to Florence.

4600ft. gain ish (or more) and < 40 miles.

Do that way! (and tell me how it went!)

Chickon Boo



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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 22, 2010 12:15AM
Hey man, you never respond to my Lake Italy suggestion.



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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 22, 2010 01:13AM
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chick-on
Hey man, you never respond to my Lake Italy suggestion.

Seems a bit much for a two day hike.
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 22, 2010 01:18AM
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chick-on
Hey man, you never respond to my Lake Italy suggestion.

Seems a bit much for a two day hike.

You no stipulate two days. Take four days and smell the flowers.



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Re: Edison to Florence
April 22, 2010 06:16AM
I'm guessing you're considering taking the ferry across Edison, hiking the JMT over Bear Ridge, up Bear Creek, over Selden Pass to Blaney Meadows, then down to Florence Lake for its ferry?

Alot of effort climbing from Edison up over Bear Ridge without much in the way of interesting views as one tends to be in forest. Much more efficient to start at Bear Diversion Dam and hike up Bear Creek. And a quite interesting route past some of the most beautiful creek pools in the Sierra.
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 22, 2010 01:33PM
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DavidSenesac
I'm guessing you're considering taking the ferry across Edison, hiking the JMT over Bear Ridge, up Bear Creek, over Selden Pass to Blaney Meadows, then down to Florence Lake for its ferry?

Alot of effort climbing from Edison up over Bear Ridge without much in the way of interesting views as one tends to be in forest. Much more efficient to start at Bear Diversion Dam and hike up Bear Creek. And a quite interesting route past some of the most beautiful creek pools in the Sierra.

David, dats what I said above. smiling smiley The route up Bear Creek is a gem. Although the actual trail we took was actually the Bear Creek Cutoff to Bear Creek.
Bear Creek Cuttoff... not that great. We were told the Bear Ridge Trail not that great either. Mostly forest too.
Looking at the pic I took Mike and I shoulda went to the Diversion Dam since it's obvious that you can drive there.
At that time anything that would allow us to not have to walk on the lakebed for seemingly half the lake was fine.





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Re: Edison to Florence
April 24, 2010 11:33PM
Yup yuz did! I had to take the inefficient cutoff trail once when the diversion dam quota was full. Main issue with the diversion dam is one needs 4wd and it isn't easy with low underbody clearance as with my Suburu. Coming in at night with a Subu, a strong flashlight, spotter, and shovel is pretty much necessary. With typical hi clearance 4wd it is trivial although trying to figure out where the road goes over the bedrock areas can be a night time challenge.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/24/2010 11:35PM by DavidSenesac.
avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 27, 2010 03:24PM
Zoom zoom zoom.

Thanks for the info David.

The cutoff is about 700ft. climb up and right back down in 3 miles.



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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 27, 2010 08:40PM
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DavidSenesac
Yup yuz did! I had to take the inefficient cutoff trail once when the diversion dam quota was full. Main issue with the diversion dam is one needs 4wd and it isn't easy with low underbody clearance as with my Suburu. Coming in at night with a Subu, a strong flashlight, spotter, and shovel is pretty much necessary. With typical hi clearance 4wd it is trivial although trying to figure out where the road goes over the bedrock areas can be a night time challenge.

Can someone clarify travel comments here? Is this a 4wd road or trail, and if a road is there a quota for vehicles?



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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 27, 2010 11:03PM
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DavidSenesac
Yup yuz did! I had to take the inefficient cutoff trail once when the diversion dam quota was full. Main issue with the diversion dam is one needs 4wd and it isn't easy with low underbody clearance as with my Suburu. Coming in at night with a Subu, a strong flashlight, spotter, and shovel is pretty much necessary. With typical hi clearance 4wd it is trivial although trying to figure out where the road goes over the bedrock areas can be a night time challenge.

Can someone clarify travel comments here? Is this a 4wd road or trail, and if a road is there a quota for vehicles?

Dawg, the Bear Creek Diversion Dam Road (see picture above) is a OHV "road/trail".
To quote the sign:
"This is an Unimproved Road NOT maintained by the Forest Service"
"Travel at your own risk"
"Not advisable for other than 4 wheel drive and trail bikes"
"Travel off posted route is prohibited"

Another note:
The nearby Mono Hot Springs "Resort?" has Legendary Bison Burgers and Bison Patty Melts.



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avatar Re: Edison to Florence
April 27, 2010 11:07PM
Uh.. quota for vehicles? Never heard of that one.

Got my cars mixed up ... Zoom zoom s Masda, not Subaru (funny u misspelled it though)
smiling smiley



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