Re: Surprise Canyon Access

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Posted by Collideascope on January 14, 2004 at 23:54:39:

In Reply to: Re: Surprise Canyon Access posted by chahwalla on January 12, 2004 at 22:46:14:

> the hike is fine up to panamint pass but i hear
> it is extremely rough, will take way longer to
> make it then you allow.

Since I was planning conservatively on a night in Panamint City (5 miles) and another at Hungry Bill's Ranch (another 5 miles), I think my time-table is fine. Another one on the west side of Porter Peak would make for a nice three-night stay. On the other hand, sometimes I like to cover ground, and 10 miles a day is certainly doable, so maybe just 2 nights. No matter. I'm flexible.

> if you study your maps, and it sounds like you
> have, are you planning going over happy cyn to
> get back to your car?

That's the plan - Hungry Bill's Ranch to Porter Peak then down Happy Canyon.

Of course, this is just a contingency plan. I'll arrive at DVNP with an itinerary of far more things to do than I can possibly pack into 10 days. That way, I get to pick and choose to do whatever I feel like doing each day as the sun comes up!

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