Sierra Nevada 2002

Kerrick Canyon to Benson Lake

Monday, August 5, 2002

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Mon. 8-5-02

Today was a fairly easy day—up Kerrick Canyon and over Seavey Pass.  This pass was quite interesting—lots of lakes and varied terrain at the top of the ridge.  We then descended to Benson Lake to find lots of people and a trail crew camp.  The lake has a huge sandy beach and is nearly surrounded by smoothed granite.  It’s windy here now—keeps the bugs away!  Tomorrow is our tough day—11 miles to Matterhorn Canyon.



Kerrick Canyon

Ranchiera Creek in upper Kerrick Canyon


Lake near Seavey Pass

another lake at Seavey Pass


Benson Lake from above

Benson Lake and the "Benson Riviera"


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