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Echo Lake to Ralston Peak Ridge Traverse
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Topo and GPS tracks for todays ~12mi ~3000ft gain outing clockwise from the Echo Lake parking lot.  This was my 2nd trip to Ralston- took the main trail last season.
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Topo and GPS tracks for todays ~12mi ~3000ft gain outing clockwise from the Echo Lake parking lot. This was my 2nd trip to Ralston- took the main trail last season.
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08/27/2010 03:55 PM
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The Echo Lake parking lot was just about full and I grabbed one of 2 remaining spots at the upper end of the lot.  Took the southbound PCT out of the parking lot.
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The Echo Lake parking lot was just about full and I grabbed one of 2 remaining spots at the upper end of the lot. Took the southbound PCT out of the parking lot.
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08/26/2010 11:38 AM
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Only followed the PCT for a few hundred yards before taking a right onto this old roadbed at the first switchback above the parking lot.
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Only followed the PCT for a few hundred yards before taking a right onto this old roadbed at the first switchback above the parking lot.
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08/26/2010 11:41 AM
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The roadbed ended at the remains of this springhouse, but a well defined use trail continued westward.
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The roadbed ended at the remains of this springhouse, but a well defined use trail continued westward.
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08/26/2010 11:43 AM
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Not sure what these tree tags were marking- perhaps the wilderness boundary?   I initially thought they were marking the path of the use trail, but they were heading in the wrong direction.
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Not sure what these tree tags were marking- perhaps the wilderness boundary? I initially thought they were marking the path of the use trail, but they were heading in the wrong direction.
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08/26/2010 11:48 AM
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An old piece of heavy machinery.  The next half mile or so followed a mostly flat moraine shielded ledge in the ridgeline.
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An old piece of heavy machinery. The next half mile or so followed a mostly flat moraine shielded ledge in the ridgeline.
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08/26/2010 11:50 AM
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Continuing steadily upward as the use trail headed east.
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Continuing steadily upward as the use trail headed east.
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08/26/2010 11:53 AM
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Breaking above the treeline shortly before Becker Peak.   Echo lake below with the PCT visible on the far shore.  Lake Tahoe in the distance.
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Breaking above the treeline shortly before Becker Peak. Echo lake below with the PCT visible on the far shore. Lake Tahoe in the distance.
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08/26/2010 12:19 PM
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Becker Peak is a distinctive bump at the edge of the ridge and was a short class 2-3 talus scramble to reach the top.
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Becker Peak is a distinctive bump at the edge of the ridge and was a short class 2-3 talus scramble to reach the top.
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08/26/2010 12:25 PM
   
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