username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
JO Pass Trail
1 Photoset

2009-09-07  
mini location map2009-09-07
12 by photographer avatarchumley
photographer avatar
 
JO Pass TrailSierra Nevada, CA
Sierra Nevada, CA
Backpack avatar Sep 07 2009
chumley
Backpack5.60 Miles 1,868 AEG
Backpack5.60 Miles   3 Hrs      1.87 mph
1,868 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We were on a mission to get out of the backcountry on Labor Day, so this day was completed about as quickly as we could possibly have done it given our relative inexperience and overweight packs! In any case, the first 2 miles are a serious climb going up 1000 feet quickly before moderating. But after crossing the JO Pass at nearly 9,400 feet, the last 3.7 miles are almost entirely downhill. This is certainly the least popular of the trails that made up our three-day loop, and in several instances, large logs crossed the trail and had not been cut. (The other trails on our trip never had any obstacle that had not been cleared.) This trail is not nearly as scenic as some of the others in the area, but is a key link if you use the Big Meadow trailhead, or visit Jennie Lake or Weaver Lake. We used it as a connector between the Twin Lakes Trail across Silliman Pass, and the Belle Canyon Trail in Rowell Meadow.
Fauna
Fauna
Black Bear
Geology
Geology
Granite
_____________________
33s over 45s
HAZ Member
chumley's
1,066 Photosets

  2010-10-09
  2010-09-11
  2010-08-14
  2010-08-13
  2010-07-29
  2010-07-29
  2010-07-29
  2010-07-29
  2010-06-13
  2010-05-23
  2010-04-26
  2010-01-28
  2010-01-23
  2010-01-22
  2009-09-10
  2009-09-07
  2009-09-05
  2009-08-23
  2009-08-23
  2009-08-23
1 ... 47,  48,  49,  50,  51,  52,  53,  54  
helpcommentissue

end of page marker