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TR: Onion Valley to Matlock Lake

Postby manbartz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:12 am

Hey there,

We did a short, easy trip over the weekend to Onion Valley. This was more of a "testing the water" trip for my dad, as he hasn't been backpacking for many years. We left San Diego at 9PM Friday night, arrived at the trailhead at 3AM and headed out for some pristine early morning hiking. Arrived at Matlock lake at 6AM. Did some day hiking to Bench Lake with the pup, then headed out early Sunday morning.

Virtually no mosquitos. Mild weather. Hardly any snow on the trail at 10000 ft. I realize this is hardly a trip report. :retard:

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Gilbert Lake

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Stella - Matlock Area

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Stella swimming in lake east of Matlock.

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Matlock and University
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Re: TR: Onion Valley to Matlock Lake

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:15 am

Thanks for the TR and pretty pictures, and nice doggy ( how old is Stella? ) :)
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Re: TR: Onion Valley to Matlock Lake

Postby manbartz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:19 am

Thanks! She's 9 months. She was great out there, first overnight trip. She did develop a limp on the way down which was discouraging, as we plan on bringing her with us up the Rush Creek Trail to TIL in 2 and a half weeks.
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Re: TR: Onion Valley to Matlock Lake

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:33 am

Make sure you allow her to to heal, staying within her comfort level, otherwise it can turn into something chronic or worse.
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Re: TR: Onion Valley to Matlock Lake

Postby schmalz » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:20 pm

Cute dog! That limp is discouraging. Is she carrying a pack? It looks like she is. You might want to wait a few more months before trying to have her carry any weight.
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Re: TR: Onion Valley to Matlock Lake

Postby justm » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:00 pm

Great pics !!! Thanks for sharing. Your dog is so cute ! Yes be careful, it's tough on dogs tendons going downhill ( and ours to !)
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