Correction to Secor
by Leonard Daughenbaugh
Grinnell Col connects Grinnell Lake with both McGee and Hopkins Creek
drainages. From Big McGee Lake, climb southwest into the cirque east
of Red and White Mountain. Climb the obvious chute that has several
pinnacles at its summit. From the largest of the Upper Hopkins Lakes,
climb the chute to its west, then traverse across an open area into
the chute rising from Big McGee Lake. This open area usually has snow
and/or ice so an ice axe would be helpful. It is possible to avoid
the snow/ice by hiking north from the largest of the Upper Hopkins
Lakes through Hopkins Pass, then traversing southwest to the main chute.
If hiking south, follow the chute straight down to Grinnell Lake.
If traveling north, leave the main chute as soon as possible, then
traverse northwest beneath the southeast ridge of Red and White
Mountain into the cirque containing Little Grinnell Lake.
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