Elevation: 8,052 ft
GPS: 44.735, -115.823 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: a.brown on Jun 12, 2012 · Updates
Admins: Eric Bluemn, Mike Engle

Description

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The Needles is a long off trail hike. This place is very secluded. The Goldfinger was quality stone and the Nugget looks good. If you decide to go up to the Needles you may want to bring camping gear and food. It is a long approach.

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Getting There

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The drive in to this place is easy. Just follow the directions in the Klosof Guide. All the roads are marked, 498, 402, 402 C. The milage in the Klosof Guide is not correct. You dont really need it. The only confusing thing was Klosof says that the turn off for 402 is marked by a sign that says North Fork of the Gold Fork Loop. The sign actually says South Fork.

At the end of 402 C is the only campsite.

To approach the Pins must walk down the obvious road beyond the one campsite at the end of 402 C. You will find a trail when the road ends. Take this to the saddle mentioned in the Klosof Guide. This is an obvious hill crest where you can first see many of the Pins. You will know when you reach this spot. At the Saddle there is a trail to the left, a trail to the right, and a trail straight ahead. They are all marked with Cairns and relatively well travelled. Left to the Space Pin, Right to the Terrapin.

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