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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby schmalz » Fri May 30, 2014 9:29 am

Yeah, I think the trail to Sam Mack will be clear by then. The trail up to the glacier past the meadow will probably have a few snow patches left though.



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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby sandiegonate » Sat May 31, 2014 10:20 am

schmalz wrote:Yeah, I think the trail to Sam Mack will be clear by then. The trail up to the glacier past the meadow will probably have a few snow patches left though.


awesome! I used your trip report to inspire 2 friends to join me
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby mello » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:43 pm

Thanks for the TR and pictures!!
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby sandiegonate » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:01 am

Don't mean to thread jack, but we plan on camping 2-3 nights at 4th or 5th lake. Was thinking of taking the trail via black lake the way up and the main trail down for a mini loop. Scenery wise is it worth it or is it better just to stick to the main trail?
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby schmalz » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:13 am

I think it depends on preference. I like to loop a trail whenever possible just to add variety to the hike. I think that the main trail has much better scenery though and hiking it both ways makes a lot of sense for that reason.
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Re: TR: 5/24 - 5/26 Big Pine North Fork

Postby bbayley80 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:15 pm

beautiful TR Schmalz!one of my favorite areas as well.
i was looking to pop up next week and you've supplied excellent beta on conditions.
you highlighted areas I've cruised right by myself-now that i see what i missed I've got those on my list to not miss next time.

that shot from above Fifth Lake is all time! Callies nap spot is epic as well.
thanks!
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