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TR - 10 Days on the SHR - More pictures than words

Postby Ryanoa » Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:02 pm

I've been lurking here for quite some time now...maybe it's about time I contributed something. :)

A friend and I hiked the SHR from Kings Canyon to Red's Meadow on August 8th-17th.

This was our itinerary:
Day 1: End of the Road to the basin below Goat Crest Saddle
Day 2: Goat Crest Saddle to just below White Pass
Day 3: White Pass to Upper Basin
Day 4: Upper Basin to LeConte Canyon (skipped the Dusy Basin section)
Day 5: LeConte Canyon to Evolution Lake
Day 6: Evolution Lake to Mesa Lake
Day 7: Mesa Lake to Black Bear Lake
Day 8: Black Bear Lake to Laurel Creek Valley
Day 9: Laurel Creek Valley to Duck Lake
Day 10: Duck Lake to Red's Meadow

Here are some of the highlights...

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Looking south from the Copper Creek Trail

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Climbing Grouse Lake Pass

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Sunset in the basin below Goat Crest Saddle

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Descending Glacier Valley

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Camp above S. Fork Cartridge Creek

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Descending the chute to Marion Lake

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Getting ready to descend Frozen Lake Pass

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"Frozen Lake" below Frozen Lake Pass

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Upper Basin

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Lower Palisade Lake

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Palisade Creek waterfall

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Muir Hut

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Alpenglow on Spencer and Huxley

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Morning at Evolution Lake

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Descending Snow Tongue Pass

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Sunset on Mt Humphreys

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Camp on the NW side of Mesa Lake

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La Salle Lake

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Fishing at Brown Bear Lake

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Sunrise at Black Bear Lake

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White Bear Lake

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Gabbot Pass above glacial tarn

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Sunset and moon in Mono Valley

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Red and White MT from upper Laurel Creek valley

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Red Slate Mt

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Falling tree near Tully Hole

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Lake Virginia

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Purple Lake

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Sunrise at the outlet of Duck Lake

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Deer Lakes Pass/Mammoth Crest

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Southern most Deer Lake

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Caleb on the Mammoth Crest

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Ritter and Banner on the way to Red's Meadow



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Re: TR - 10 Days on the SHR - More pictures than words

Postby wildhiker » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:41 pm

Awesome photos! I so envy you. Most of those places I haven't been to yet,
and at my age, I won't get to quite a few of them. Thanks for posting.
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Re: TR - 10 Days on the SHR - More pictures than words

Postby Mradford » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:07 am

Awesome photos. Snow tongue pass looks intense! SHR is definitely a bucket list item. Hopefully in the next few years. Thanks for posting.
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Postby balzaccom » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:28 am

Great stuff. Thanks for posting it. We've been to some of those places, and want to visit most of the rest. You've only given us encouragement!
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Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:37 am

Epic trip, great photos!
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Postby fourputt » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:54 am

Thanks! Gorgeous pics and report for us post-literate types.
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Postby toejam » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:54 pm

What a lot of beautiful scenery! You teased an epic trip nicely. Has me trying to imagine all the other incredible things you saw on the hike.
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Postby paula53 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:00 pm

What a great trip, thanks for posting. One day, I want to see the Muir Hut in person.
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Postby hikerdmb » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:17 pm

Great photos! Incredible views and route. Thanks for the post.
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Postby LMBSGV » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:17 pm

It was a real joy to scroll through the photos. I'm a bit amazed by how many miles you managed some of those days. (Oh, to be young again.) Thanks for sharing.
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Re: TR - 10 Days on the SHR - More pictures than words

Postby Bluewater » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:07 pm

Awesome trip and photos. Thanks for posting your TR! I really appreciate the one of Laurel Lake Valley (that is as far as I've made it on the SHR so far). . . and the one from the top of Snow Tongue really gets the feel of that steep north side. How was your experience with the Tenkara? Did you catch many fish?
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Re: TR - 10 Days on the SHR - More pictures than words

Postby Ryanoa » Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:57 pm

Bluewater wrote:Awesome trip and photos. Thanks for posting your TR! I really appreciate the one of Laurel Lake Valley (that is as far as I've made it on the SHR so far). . . and the one from the top of Snow Tongue really gets the feel of that steep north side. How was your experience with the Tenkara? Did you catch many fish?


Snow Tongue is definitely steep...for me the worse part was the endless talus below :)

It's tough to pick out just one favorite spot on a trip like this, but Laurel Valley is definitely up there on the list. I've been there a half a dozen times now and never get sick of it.

I've been fly fishing for many years now, but this trip was my first experience with Tenkara...I loved it. It's a perfect fit for the type of fishing encountered on a trip like this and fits right in with my ultralight kit. When we did fish, we caught plenty.
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