Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:21 PM
If I ever go out west again, I too want to avoid mountains and high altitudes, but not for health reasons--just because those Glacier things scared me to death.
Jim, the highest point--that Paisano Pass--how bad is it? Are you looking over the edge at nothing? And how long is it to get through there? Other than that, it seems like the best route for me.
Paisano Pass is a gentle climb through a valley. Nothing on a ledge at all.
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