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Baxter Pass Trail

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Trail

10.9 mile 17.6 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 6,339' 1,932 m
Descent: -2,128' -648 m
High: 12,260' 3,737 m
Low: 6,006' 1,831 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 15% (8°)
Max Grade: 56% (29°)

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Trail shared by Alex Aranburu

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views

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Nov 3, 2019
Doug Jones
hiked from South Lk over Bishop Pass then south on PCT exited here. Not certain of the date but the trail was in poor condition heading down east. 10.9mi
Jul 29, 2019
Andy Gross
5h 15m
Feb 4, 2018
Alice H
Spotted a marmot and an owl. Not a fan of the stream crossing. 7mi
Aug 8, 2017
Maria Kolakowska
Very unmaintained. First day going up, took a 2-3 hr detour trying to make our own way up the creek to avoid the raging creek crossing. Then reversed.
Aug 8, 2017
Simon Favreau-Lessard

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  3.2 from 5 votes

#4

in Independence

#19352

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#4

in Independence

#2,127

in California

#19,352

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Photos

Starting to head down from Baxter Pass toward the JMT.
Aug 15, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Top of Baxter Pass, looking northwest-ish.
Aug 15, 2017 near Big Pine, CA
Dollar Lake with Fin Dome in the background
Apr 29, 2019 near Big Pine, CA
From top of Baxter Pass, looking west
Aug 15, 2017 near Big Pine, CA

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