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2015 Trip Reports-mostly in John Muir Wilderness

Postby sekihiker » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:19 pm

I just uploaded a set of trip reports for 2015 visits mostly in the John Muir Wilderness to Crown Ridge, Upper and Lower Box watershed, Old Pipe Lake, Geraldine Lakes, Blackcap Basin, Maxson Lake and more. Please visit: http://www.sierrahiker.com/Trips2015/index.html



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Re: 2015 Trip Reports-mostly in John Muir Wilderness

Postby oldranger » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:49 am

Bill

Thanks for the TRs. I opened the HST map and followed every step!

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Re: 2015 Trip Reports-mostly in John Muir Wilderness

Postby sekihiker » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:52 pm

oldranger wrote:Bill

Thanks for the TRs. I opened the HST map and followed every step!

Mike

Glad you enjoyed them, Mike. I know you are familiar with some, if not all of those areas.
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Re: 2015 Trip Reports-mostly in John Muir Wilderness

Postby TehipiteTom » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:24 pm

Great reports, Bill! Your botanical mission adds an extra dimension of enjoyment and interest to these trips...and it doesn't hurt that L. Leeana happens to be one of my favorite wildflowers.
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Re: 2015 Trip Reports-mostly in John Muir Wilderness

Postby sekihiker » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:11 pm

TehipiteTom wrote:Great reports, Bill! Your botanical mission adds an extra dimension of enjoyment and interest to these trips...and it doesn't hurt that L. Leeana happens to be one of my favorite wildflowers.

Thanks for the feedback, Tom. I was a little worried that the botany might be distracting. But, I figured that a couple of places I visited, like Maxson and Old Pipe Lakes, might make up for it.

One of the cool things about the daily observation reports on iNaturalist (e.g., http://www.inaturalist.org/calendar/sekihiker/2015/7/24) is that you can click on "Map" to the right of "Grid" and "List" and see where I made that day's observations and, therefore, the route I took.
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Re: 2015 Trip Reports-mostly in John Muir Wilderness

Postby zacjust32 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:27 pm

LOVE your website, already have it bookmarked. Reading some of your other reports in the area, it seems like difficulty navigating and deteriorated trails are to be expected in the locale. I experienced it firsthand trying to make it to Spanish lakes July 5th.
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Re: 2015 Trip Reports-mostly in John Muir Wilderness

Postby sekihiker » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:25 pm

zacjust32 wrote:LOVE your website, already have it bookmarked. Reading some of your other reports in the area, it seems like difficulty navigating and deteriorated trails are to be expected in the locale. I experienced it firsthand trying to make it to Spanish lakes July 5th.

Glad you are enjoying the website, zacjust32.

I wonder what the Crown Valley Trail will look like after the Rough Fire? It looks like they ran a dozer line several miles up the trail from the Crown Valley trail head. Also, it looks like fire burned from the Crown Valley trail toward Spanish and Geraldine Lakes. I hope it cleared out a lot of the dead wood that was blocking the trail. I can't wait to get in there next summer.
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