Once in the basin about 200 m from the creek that pours over the road as you enter the basin or 500 m back along the road from the Joe L'Orsa cabin there is a dry creek (sometimes with cairns)but a fairly beaten path leading up towards Silver King Lake. This is fairly steep but short -hot in the summer). This is on your left(northwesterly) as you proceed along the road towards the cabin. Follow the path (various routes) to the rocks overlooking the lake. It goes through several scree paths and a small bit over the rounded rocks. Then it is an easy walk to the back of the basin heading towards the gullies that lead to the top of the Galleon. Basically due north. You wander past several small meltwater lakes. There could be still patches of snow even later into the summer. The creek is an amazing colour due to the mineralization of the surrounding rocks.
There is a high pass that you can take just to the left that drops down into Danny Moore basin if you do not want to summit. As you approach the headwalls of The Galleon the first gully right of the ridge seemed to be the best to grovel up. There is usually some snow in the gullies year around, however it is not very deep. Also there are boulders that seem to be fairly cemented into the slope. Later the gulley becomes mainly loose dirt and pebbles along side rock. A small traverse further to... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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