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TR: A Week in SEKI

Postby BigTime » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:29 pm

Been lurking for a while, so figured it's finally time to contribute with a trip report. This is from our most recent trip to SEKI. We discussed a few different routes during the planning stage, but they were all based around a loop starting on the High Sierra Trail (HST) at Crescent Meadow, taking that to the Colby Pass trail into Cloud Canyon, and looping back through Deadman Canyon and Elizabeth Pass. Then the Fish Fire broke out about a week before we were going to start the trip and we were reading reports that it was putting a lot of smoke into the Kern Canyon, so we decided to save the Kern Canyon portion of the trip for another time and explore a few different areas instead.

The full report can be seen here: http://thewindblowshigh.blogspot.com/20 ... -seki.html

And here are a few pictures....

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Bear on High Sierra Trail

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More bears in Buck Canyon

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Heading up to Black Rock Pass

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Spring, Cyclamen and Columbine Lakes

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At Black Rock Pass

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At Black Rock Pass

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At Black Rock Pass

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At Little Five Lakes

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At Little Five Lakes

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At Little Five Lakes

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Kaweah Peaks from Lower Little Five Lakes

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Moraine Lake

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Moraine Lake

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Big Arroyo

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Big Arroyo

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Nine Lakes Basin

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Precipice Lake

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Precipice Lake

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Looking up the canyon towards Tamarack Lake

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Tamarack Lake

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Tamarack Lake

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Tamarack Lake

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Elizabeth Pass

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Deadman Canyon

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Funky Rock Formation near Big Bird Lake

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Big Bird Lake

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Heading to Moose Lake

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Moose Lake

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Moose Lake

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Tablelands

And finally, the route:
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Last edited by BigTime on Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.



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Re: TR: A Week in SEKI

Postby maverick » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Welcome to HST BigTime! Thanks you for the wonderful introductory TR and beautiful
pictures. :thumbsup: Love the bear photo, and Kaweah shots.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: TR: A Week in SEKI

Postby giantbrookie » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:23 pm

Neat report and route. One usually doesn't see trips that head south of the Kaweah then end up going back north into the Kings drainage (ie Big Bird etc.). That is a combo that you don't see too many people doing. Great bear photos, especially that first portrait. One is seldom fortunate enough to see bears at two different occasions in the backcountry. Nice.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: TR: A Week in SEKI

Postby Mradford » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:19 pm

Wow, wonderful trip report. I have no experience in that area and your photos definitely make me want to plan a trip there. Thanks for posting and welcome to HST!

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Re: TR: A Week in SEKI

Postby sekihiker » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:22 pm

Thanks for the report. It was almost like being there.
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