Evolution valley, CA

3:54 p.m. on September 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Hi,

Can anyone tell me what would be the quickest route to get to Evolution lake in Evolution valley, ca.? thanks

 

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5:45 p.m. on September 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Via the Neanderthal Highway, just joking! There's actually a place called Evolution Valley and Lake, interesting. I will keep my eye on this post am curious myself?

6:39 p.m. on September 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Probably South Lake trailhead. The closest town is Bishop on US 395 about 39 miles southeast of Mammoth Lakes, 15 miles north of Big Pine. From Bishop drive 15 miles west on CA 168 (West Line Street) to the South Lake Road Junction. Turn left and drive 7 miles to the Bishop Pass trailhead and parking. Overnight parking is in the upper lot.

North Lake trailhead and over Puite Pass would be another option.

http://climber.org/DrivingDirections/bishop.html

This site might be more readable!

http://sierranevadawild.gov/map/trailheads/piute.htm

8:42 p.m. on September 10, 2009 (EDT)
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thanks, do you think this is quicker than going in through Florence lake on the western side?

 

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10:49 p.m. on September 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Driving into Florence Lake is a bit more difficult about 14 miles along a dirt road. Do not drive it at night. I think a North to South Lake, or South to North, loop is popular:

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=23926&skip_to_post=193821

10:59 p.m. on September 10, 2009 (EDT)
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The shortest approach by trail is from Florence Lake. The next shortest is via North Lake/Piute Pass.

Evolution Valley

Evolution Lake

The North Lake - South Lake loop makes a great trip.

1:27 a.m. on September 17, 2009 (EDT)
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Thanks a lot, sounds Kool.

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