Sat. Aug 11, 2001 (5a start)
RT Distance: 15.0 miles
Elev. Gain: 7490
Split Mountain is a short hike, but much elevation gain, and a difficult approach by car.
The trailhead is accessible only by 4WD, and may require up to two hours just for the
driving portion (one hour if you know where you're going). There are also two approaches
to the trailhead. The more common
one used by the SPS is longer, and begins off the Glacier Lodge Rd, just outside Big
Pine. A second approach, of local origin, is
shorter and may be easier. It is south of Big Pine, out of the Tinemaha Campground. Both
approaches are shown on the driving map.
There is a trail that is not maintained leading from the trailhead to Red Lake. For the
most part, it is a straightforward trail to follow. Some parties have found it
easy to get off the trail, so careful routefinding may be necessary.
5a start from trailhead.
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