Dusy Basin

Bishop, California 93514

Dusy Basin

Dusy Basin Professional Guide

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"This trip takes you past several beautiful, deep-blue lakes, over a high mountain pass, and on to the rugged Dusy Basin."

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Sierra South: Backcountry Trips in California's Sierra Nevada (Wilderness Press)
Kathy Morey & Mike White with Stacy Corless, Analise Elliot, Chris Tirrell & Thomas Winnett
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"Ascend the spectacular drainage of South Fork Bishop Creek on the popular Bishop Pass Trail to enter Kings Canyon National Park and find the high, granite country of Dusy Basin and its wonderland of alpine lakes, ponds, streams, and peaks."

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My five day trip centered in the Dusy Basin and Le Conte Canyon as well. My first day climbing into Bishop Canyon was like a beautiful dream. And then a thunderstorm snuck up on me. I found out why they call it the Unconsolable Range. After the frightening storm drenched and scared my bladder dry the rumbling left was the sound of giant boulders careening down the mountain. Wow. The second took me over Bishop Pass and close up to those magnificent high peaks of the Palisades.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best July through October
9,700 feet
Trailhead Elevation
11,700 feet
Top Elevation
White Mountain Ranger Station, 798 N. Main St., Bishop, CA 93514; (760) 873-2500. Wilderness Permit Office, reservations, and changes only (open Mon to Fri from 1 to 5 p.m.): (760) 873-2483; fs.usda.gov/ inyo/. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 47050 Generals Hwy., Three Rivers, CA 93271; wilderness permits, road and weather conditions, and general information, (559) 565-3341 (24 hours); nps.gov/seki/.
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Thompson, North Palisade; USFS John Muir Wilderness and Sequoia - Kings Canyon Wilderness
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