Mt. Brewer and Sphinx Lakes 2000

Long Uphill

Friday, August 18, 2000

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First day of the “big hike” of the year—50 mile loop starting & ending at Roads End in Kings Canyon.  Drove down yesterday and camped at “Sentinel” car campground.  Got to Roads End around 7:30 to pick up permit.  Ron, Derek, and I then headed up to the Bubbs Creek climb.  Made it to Sphinx Creek trail junction around 10:30 and took a break.  Then up some more to where the trail crosses Sphinx Creek at around 8600 feet.  Total climb today was 3600 feet.  A few campsites here in the trees.  Tomorrow brings more uphill, leaving the trail immediately and following Sphinx Creek upstream.  We’ll see how far we’re able to get!



Looking down into Kings Canyon

Trail construction near Sphinx Creek


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