giantbrookie wrote:I have been all over the Sierra but, there are still some loose ends and certainly some that are "can't believe I haven't...).
1. Lakes Basin (ie the one in Kings Canyon NP). Really can't believe I haven't been there yet.
2. Pinnacles Creek drainages (had on list for very long time and will try to take of this next year).
3. A southern E. side lake of some recent notoriety.
4. Tehipite Valley
5. Central Emigrant Wilderness (ie Emigrant-Huckleberry etc.)
6. Northern E. side lake of quite a bit of recent notoriety--will be visited with entire family next summer
7.Benson-Smedberg Lake area (have been fairly close, to Tallulah/Doe etc.)
There are other loose ends, and a few summits, too. I still find many new places to visit that are not on my "can't believe list...". In 2014 I fished 10 High Sierra lakes I've never fished before, bringing my High Sierra personal "lake list" to about 700 lakes. There are still a whole mess of lakes that are on my "want to do list" but don't qualify for the "can't believe I haven't been to" list. I find that trip planning for a given year is mix of exploring new places and going back to favorites, with more of the latter than the former.
I can't believe there are actually two places I've been to that giantbrookie hasn't (Lake Basin & Tehipite Valley).
My own list would include (off the top of my head) Cloud Canyon, Tilden Lake, and the Kern headwaters.
Kaweah Basin isn't on my list because my never having been there is sadly all too believable.