Hamilton Lakes in Winter

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Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
Anyone been up there in winter? What would be the preferred way in? Is it from Wolverton/Lodgepole or other? Would be awesome to get out there and take some pics of Angel Wings etc with some snow on them.
dave729

Trad climber
Western America
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Vitaliy sounds good but that place is a powerful cloud magnet. Visited years ago in late May, bridges washed out and the blizzard made the whole approach gnar

can't remember what the web cam link for the cam up near Castle Rocks looking up the Kaweah drainage. give an idea of conditions.

HST gets the sun so maybe clear some of the way or firmed up snow for fast boot'n.


limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
I'll be really surprised if anyone has been to Hamilton Lake in the winter. Hey, get the FWA! First winter arrival!

I'm sure you can make it with enough time, but it's gonna be an expedition
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
here's that link
http://www.mtdiablocam.com/sierralookouts.htm
Scroll down to milk ranch peak. Not much to see right now
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Seriously? You don't think people been there in winter? I can't believe that. However only pic I found online of Angel Wings in winter was from a plane : /
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
Norman Clyde walked in there for lunch one day.
QITNL

climber
Feb 21, 2013 - 10:46pm PT
What Hamilton Lakes are you talking about? I don't know that neck of the woods.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 22, 2013 - 01:40am PT
hey there say, vitaliy...

hope you get more info...

more stuff to learn about..
thanks for sharing... :)
justin01

Trad climber
sacramento
Feb 22, 2013 - 09:11am PT
do yourself a big favor and get a pair of skis.

Even 3 pins from a play-it-again sports and some old boots will be better than walking in there by far.

I will never ever snow shoe again.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2013 - 10:05am PT
QITNL, Hamilton Lake by Hamilton Dome and Angel Wings. Valhalla.

I got skis.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Ha ha, I have also said I'll never use snowshoes for an approach again! But everyone should have that experience at least once, so they can have their own tales of woe and intrigue to tell!

Skis are the way to go, fer sure.

Eric
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