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

Postby 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..."

Postby 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..."

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

Postby 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..."

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

Forester Pass area and the Upper Kern area.
If you stand in the light, you get the feel of the night, and the music that plays in your ear......
In your mind you can hear, a voice so sweet and clear, and the music that plays in your head......
As it flows up from the ground, taking all that hear the sound, close your eyes, it’s about to begin.

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

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

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:23 am

Given how many people responded with Tehipite Valley, maybe that's where we should hold next year's HST get-together.
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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Postby sekihiker » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:47 am

Tehipite Valley with Tehipite Tom. That sounds like a great place for a gathering and a great time.
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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:54 pm

sekihiker wrote:Tehipite Valley with Tehipite Tom. That sounds like a great place for a gathering and a great time.

Hard to believe it's been 15 years since that get-together at Cedar Grove. HST or not, you and I are definitely overdue for a reunion.
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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:39 pm

[quote="TehipiteTom" Sorry, let me just step out of the frame for a minute...is that better? ;)
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When I saw that lake from the High Route, I called it "The Lake At The Edge of Forever".
There was a few lakelets in the next basin over I wished I spent more time investigating. As someone else mentioned, on that route, you have to plan extra time for side trips.

"I can't believe I haven't been to..." The Humphrys Basin area. Just about the only trailed area I have not been to in the Sierra.
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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Postby Cross Country » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:40 am

I was on a trip in 1992 with my son mike. We were in the campground in upper paridise valley. I met a man who had been on the high route starting from Kings Caynon. He was returing (from this fishing trip on the high route). He told me where he had been and I asked him about "the lake at the edge of forever" and if he and his group visited this lake. He told me they had been there and it had been an unscheduled stop. Beacuase I knew their trip was a fishing trip I knew that they had fished in that lake. I asked him what the fishing was like and he repeated that is was un unscheduled stop (apparently avioding answering my question). I ask him again and he abruptly turned and walked away. I figured that this lake was a possible a lake for really good fishing. I can't believe I never went there in the following 4 years with Mike. Mike and I went on one dificult trip per year. The following 4 years we went to Dumbell, Tunamah, Arrow peak lake and the lake under Boy Scout peak. 10 years laker Gregg K and I began a trip to this lake. There was a fire in KC and ash was falling all around us and we dicided to go to Granit basin and then return. I still can't believe I never went there.
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Re: Finish this sentence: "I can't believe I haven't been to..."

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:24 pm

This is my picture of The Lake at the Edge of Forever:
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