8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by copeg » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:52 am

What an epic trip. Thank you for writing this up in such a detailed and entertaining manner! :thumbsup:








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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by markskor » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:16 am

Nice job!
Nice to revisit places seen, and others missed as just over the crest -
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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by TahoeJeff » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:28 am

disclaimer: I skipped to the end for the fish pron!
Way to go on the PB gold! That fish is a beaut. It's dinner companion is no slouch either!
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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by SSSdave » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:03 am

Looking at your picture, I recognized where you caught em. Off to the left of your neck is a orangish square shaped rock. Recall peeing on that rock back in the 90s. Amazing how long the stain's lasted! :wink: Mine was only 16 inches though but also caught 14 and 13 inchers. After cleaning, a couple of marmots carried off the heads and our group had a good laugh. The kind of lake most people just walk right by on the way to lakes they think are better because of public rumors.

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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by richlong8 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:25 pm

Great trip report! thanks for sharing, very well written.

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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by windknot » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:43 pm

A hyperbolic trip report, with no hyperbole intended. :D

This is why we go to the mountains -- to experience the elation that is inspired from our surroundings but which comes from within. Thanks for sharing this journey.

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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by LMBSGV » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:04 pm

The first paragraph grabbed me. Last night, I returned from 10 days in Denali and that paragraph and the rest of your report is the first thing that reconnected me to that essential essence of being in the wild. Thanks.

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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by allnatural49 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:50 am

Awesome trip report!

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Post by maverick » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:57 am

Hi Allnatural49,

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Re: 8/2-8/6/15 LL Valley-North Lake Off Trail Odyssey

Post by Hobbes » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:28 pm

Nice. Remote enough to reduce fishing pressure and allow some growth. I'm planning on going in the general vicinity via the standard Feather pass, but the detour might be a little too much. It seems like you really need to come down from Gemini to be put in any kind of position, otherwise who wants to go up there?

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