Paiute Pass July 2017

I took my son, his friend, and his dog on a backpacking trip to Humphreys Basin via the Paiute Pass Trail over the July 4th Weekend.  This year, 2017, was already known to have a record snow pack, and all of the online information that I could find said that we would be climbing on snow up above 11,000 feet elevation.  So we came prepared, purchasing ice axes and Microspikes well in advance.  We were ready!

Well, almost ready.  We planned this trip a bit late, so we didn’t have a wilderness permit to backpack anywhere.  Therefore, it was MY job to head up north a day early and get the permit.  Otherwise, the entire trip would have to be called off.

Day 1:

 

096 Video of crossing a log bridge on the Paiute Pass Trail

Video of crossing a log bridge on the Paiute Pass Trail

219 GoPro video of hiking with Microspikes and Ice Axes across a sloping snowfield on the Paiute Pass Trail

GoPro video of hiking with Microspikes and Ice Axes across a sloping snowfield on the Paiute Pass Trail

 

231 Panorama video of Loch Leven on the Paiute Pass Trail

Panorama video of Loch Leven on the Paiute Pass Trail

280 Video of snow and melting snow waterfalls in the North Fork of Bishop Creek just below Paiute Lake

Video of snow and melting snow waterfalls in the North Fork of Bishop Creek just below Paiute Lake

 

Day 2:

 

421 Video of a snowmelt waterfall just north of Paiute Pass

Video of a snowmelt waterfall just north of Paiute Pass

 

Day 3:

 

613 Video of a small boulder being thrown into a pond covered with a thin coating of ice

Video of a small boulder being thrown into a pond covered with a thin coating of ice

780 Video of hiking on the Paiute Pass Trail with a roaring creek beside us

Video of hiking on the Paiute Pass Trail with a roaring creek beside us

 

 

 

 

 

For more photos and videos check out my Flickr Album Page

For a topographic map showing our GPS Track see my CalTopo Page