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    South Fork Big Pine Creek Trail

    Inyo National Forest, California
    Distance3.6mi
    Elevation Gain3,290ft
    Trailhead Elevation8,046ft
    Top10,301ft
    Elevation Min/Max8046/10301ft
    Elevation Start/End8046/8046ft

    South Fork Big Pine Creek Trail

    South Fork Big Pine Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Inyo County, California. It is within Inyo National Forest and John Muir Wilderness. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 8,046 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,290 feet.
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    Hiking The Sierra Nevada (Falcon Guides)
    Barry Parr
    "Sheltering below the jagged crest of the Palisades, the Sierra’s largest collection of glaciers provide a magnificent alpine backdrop to this rugged Eastern Sierra canyon. The South Fork canyon makes a handsome transition between the deserts of the high Great Basin and the jagged alpine teeth of the Palisade Crest. Pungent sagebrush carpets the ground, spiked with pines, mountain mahoganies, and even some daring little beavertail cacti, while cottonwoods and aspens hug Big Pine Creek, all within ready sight of the Palisade glaciers. In August, blue elderberry trees dangle bunches of seedy, tart fruit, but red Sierra gooseberries make far sweeter trailside snacks." Read more

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    Inyo National Forest
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    John Muir Wilderness
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    Hiking The Sierra Nevada

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