by Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
© Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Backpacked in on the Y-Bar trail to the Y-Bar basin. Due to altitude gain, and the most rocky trails imagianable, progress was limited to a little over 1 mile an hour. We did manage to find a nice camp site just short of the basin area, but the skeeters were out in force. The hike back on battered feet was just as bad. Out of the entire 10mile hike (out and back) we may have had 1/4 mile that wasn't on sharp rocks, loose gravel, tennis ball size bolders, or rock slide. The other trails in this area may be worth while but avoid the y-bar trail at all cost, unless you love blisters, twisted ankles, and banged up toes.
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