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Mirror Lake to Wotans Throne
#39085 07/28/14 07:37 AM
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Is anyone familiar with the cross-country terrain between Mirror Lake and the north side of Wotans Throne? I might be interested in a dayhike of Wotans Throne that minimizes time spent on the Main Trail and takes me more directly to the northwest arete.

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hightinerary #39121 07/28/14 08:26 PM
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Haven't been up that way but I don't think it would be too hard. I've looked down the chute, relatively gentle. Here's a good photo from Bob Rockwell:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockwellb/1352218296/

Wotans is real cool as well as the lakes up there.

If you wanted to add a little more spice, crossing Pinnacle Pass and heading down North Fork might be fun.

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hightinerary #39124 07/28/14 08:42 PM
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Odd... I didn't see your post earlier today.

I hiked Wotans Throne from Trail Camp once, and then descended to Mirror Lake. I hung to the right (south), and it was a really steep descent. Maybe the north or center part might be a little easier.

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Steve C #39143 07/29/14 07:54 AM
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I have been up the slabs to north side of Woton's...food poisoning stopped my partner and I in our tracks.

Up should not be a problem...up usually is not. However, you should have a pair of very grippy shoes for the way down. It is really steep.

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QITNL #39304 07/31/14 06:44 PM
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You read my mind. I hiked up to Trail Camp on the Main Trail, then climbed Wotans Throne. I descended and headed north to Pinnacle Pass, climbed it and descended it, then climbed Thor Peak via the Smiley Face Route. I've been meaning to try this hike for years.

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hightinerary #39310 07/31/14 10:24 PM
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Sweet. Yeah, it's probably faster to Wotan's summit from Trail Camp. I love that area of the mountain. You probably had it all to yourself. Such beautiful granite.

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QITNL #39316 08/01/14 04:29 AM
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Yes, the terrain between Wotans Throne and Pinnacle Pass is very pleasant. The north side of the pass, however... But then the drainage on the other side is also very nice - a lush meadow.


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