Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by rlown » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:41 pm

Tom, is this the lake in question?
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No, I haven't been there.
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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by TehipiteTom » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:46 am

I still find it hard to believe nobody's been there...it's not that far from a pretty major route. I suppose 400' of loss/gain is a deterrent, but still...
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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by SSSdave » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:27 pm

Well that is a surprise to this person. Quite a fine view Tom. And fine looking timberline lake. Devils Crags, Le Conte Gorge, Powell, Thompson, Gilbert, Giraud, Agassiz, Winchell!

Although I have been methodically searching Sierra topo map for views like that, admittedly never noticed that perspective probably because I didn't consider what it would look like from the headwall versus lake level. Also given the strenuous effort, all those Monarch Divide prospective backpacks have been in the same unlikely to every said boat with Shepherd Pass and Taboose Pass.

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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by fourputt » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:07 pm

If you'd get out of the way Tom, we could see the campsite. :D

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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by Wandering Daisy » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:41 pm

I would not say that lake above is not on a route- anyone who does Roper's High Route goes right above it. I camped at the pond that is above it. Unfortunately that afternoon it stormed like crazy. The photo below was the next morning and I had a long ways to go so did not drop to the lake. The High Route is pretty demanding without side trips and I did not have fishing gear anyway.

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I would like to go back and camp at the lake and at the same time go on to Tehipite Valley, a place that has been on my "to do " list forever. Maybe some day.

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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by paul » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:37 pm

My list would be so long that there's not much point, but it does seem silly that I've never hiked over Piute Pass into Humphreys Basin, seeing as how I've been there 3 times on skis.

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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by TehipiteTom » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:22 pm

fourputt wrote:If you'd get out of the way Tom, we could see the campsite. :D
Sorry, let me just step out of the frame for a minute...is that better? ;)
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Post by rlown » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:56 pm

it looks enticing. Thanks for posting the pics, TT. CC was really asking if anyone here has fished it?

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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by Troutdog 59 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Forester Pass area and the Upper Kern area.
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In the strangest places if you look at it right.

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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Post by ndwoods » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:41 pm

Interesting thread. I have been to "most" of the other answers....and have duplicates of some of you.
My answers:
Pioneer Basin
Yosemite to Tahoe Trail
Seven Gables
Bear Basin (not for lack of trying...turned back 3 times by lightning storms when I was oh so close!)
Tehipite Valley
Mt Dana
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