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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby ERIC » Sat May 09, 2015 6:28 pm

gabe&mel wrote:The reason we enjoy getting out in the high country is to build our skill set every trip we take, and this is the next step. Neither of us grew up in outdoor families so we are learning as we go.


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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby Laserjet3051 » Tue May 12, 2015 7:46 am

Great report (OP)! I solo'd that same exact route a couple years ago and it was desolate when I went through. Skeeters were off the hook however. Not much luck on Woodchuck Lake but the area is spectacular! :)
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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby Big Ed » Tue May 12, 2015 3:05 pm

gabe&mel wrote:Hello all,

That night we did hear an interesting recurrent noise which I would describe as a deep oscillating hum, it would last about 5 seconds and recurr every 30 seconds or so, I still can’t figure out what it was.


Hydro electric power generation?
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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby gabe&mel » Wed May 13, 2015 7:00 am

I was thinking that too and it makes the most sense. The noise was most prominent our first night which was when we were the closest to Wishon reservoir.


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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby ofuros » Wed May 13, 2015 9:55 am

Thanks for the sharing your trip report gabe&mel...enjoyed your pics & words. :thumbsup:
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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby Cross Country » Wed May 13, 2015 11:36 am

I barbecued more than a thousand fish over a wood fire. I liked them a lot better like that. It"s diffucut learning how to do it but once you done it one or two dozen times you''re and expert. Take a folding grill with you.
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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby oldranger » Wed May 13, 2015 1:44 pm

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Re sound: Ever hear a grouse drumming?

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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby oldranger » Wed May 13, 2015 1:56 pm

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Re sound: Ever hear a grouse drumming? Go to this youtube site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVcyZIt5BKc

This is best recording I could come up with on the web. Once with nothing better to do I followed the sound of a grouse drumming up a hillside more than a half mile before I located him in a tree. In the course of doing that I also came across what I later figured out to be a Wolverine track. This was above Seville Lake in Kings Canyon.

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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed May 13, 2015 5:23 pm

Thanks Oldranger, That is the sound I thought the OP was describing but I had no idea what it was. Three of us once spent about an hour trying to discover what it was. We finally discovered the source to be a fallen hollow tree. We figured that it must be the wind blowing across the knotholes. never thought to look inside the tree. I learned something new today =D> \:D/
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Re: TR: Woodchuck Lake 5/3/15-5/6/15

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed May 13, 2015 7:47 pm

Mikes (OR) correct. The sound was a grouse. Nice report guys. Very early entry. Looks like more snow tonight and another storm at the end of next week.
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