Mt. Gabb and Bear Lakes 1999

August 21 Piute Pass

August 22 Hutchinson Meadow

August 23 Feather Pass

August 24 White Bear Pass

August 25 Mt. Gabb Summit

August 26 Italy Pass

August 27 Pine Creek Pass and Puppet Pass

August 28 Piute Pass, back to the Trailhead


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Mount Gabb is in the John Muir Wilderness between Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Parks. It is 13,741 feet in elevation. It lies off of the main Sierra Crest, just to the west of Mt. Abbot. This trip involved a climb of this peak, as well as plenty of off-trail travel and lots of ups and downs. We crossed a total of 7 passes on this trip (one of them is counted twice). Four of the passes were off-trail, and all were class 2. Total distance not including the Mt. Gabb summit was around 46 miles in 8 days. The starting and ending point of the trip was North Lake, off the end of Hwy. 168 west of Bishop, on the eastern slope of the Sierra.