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Benson Lake to Pleasant Valley to Pate Valley

Postby Culley » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:52 pm

Planning a late summer backpacking/canyoneering trip from benson lake to pleasant valley to pate valley following Piute Creek. Does anyone have pictures or information about the terrain. I have looked at google earth and topo maps and am impressed by the terrain, but on the ground knowledge is always much better than aerials.

Love any feedback people may have on:

a) Benson to Pleasant Valley

b) Pleasant Valley to Pate Valley

Definately know there is some uber steep areas in b). The trail deviates considerable from the creek for some reason.

Also what's the fastest way to get to Benson Lake? From east side or white wolf or hetch hetchy?

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Postby bill-e-g » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:59 am

I'll answer the easy one. Easily the easiest way in is from Twin Lakes.
No question there. If you're in great shape you could probably
run in in a day. It's about 18 miles and not brutal elevation.
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Postby bill-e-g » Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:54 am

Uh... ok... I guess I wasted my time (again) on sending a PM with info.
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Postby Culley » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:40 am

Sorry haven't check the blog in a few days.

Thanks for the PM.

Yes any photos you could send or post would be great!

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Re: Benson Lake to Pleasant Valley to Pate Valley

Postby newtc » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:13 pm

Hello did you ever do this trip?
Looking for intel on the pleasant to pate piute creek canyon descent.
many thanks for any intel
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Re: Benson Lake to Pleasant Valley to Pate Valley

Postby AlmostThere » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:00 pm

Since the original post was 2010 and the trip likely was too, that particular trip report is likely outdated by now.
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Re: Benson Lake to Pleasant Valley to Pate Valley

Postby newtc » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:17 pm

Yeah I saw that it was a shot in the dark. Just desperate for info.
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