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TR: Kennedy Lake (5/28 - 5/30 2016)

Postby pakoR » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:05 pm

May be a little too late for assessing weather conditions, but here's a trip report from a couple of weeks ago during the Memorial Day weekend.

Went to Kennedy Lake from Kennedy Meadows. All other trailheads seemed to be closed due to abundance of snow. Temps during the day were in the 60's. Showers and thunderstorms came by around mid-afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday. Temps at night dipped into the low 30s; some frost on the tents in the morning. There was snow above 9000'; took a day hike to the saddle overlooking Kennedy Canyon. Most of the peaks to the south were snow-capped.

Mosquitoes were nowhere to be found. There were probably about 100 other people camped about the meadow north of Kennedy Lake. We camped at the inlet to the lake; pretty lonely up there. Below are some photos. Enjoy.

Middle Fork Stanislaus River
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Relief Reservoir
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Meadow at Kennedy Lake
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Kennedy Lake
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Peaks southeast of the lake, after the afternoon showers
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Sunset at Kennedy Lake
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Day hiking up Kennedy Creek
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Views from Peak 10,423: view south
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view north
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Fire-breathing dragon
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Stars over Kennedy Lake
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Kennedy Lake
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Route
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Re: TR: Kennedy Lake (5/28 - 5/30 2016)

Postby larree0 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:55 am

Thx for TR and great pics. It looks like you were above Kennedy Lk following the inlet?
No bugs at any elevation?
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Re: TR: Kennedy Lake (5/28 - 5/30 2016)

Postby FeetFirst » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:11 pm

Nice pictures. Any cows?
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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Re: TR: Kennedy Lake (5/28 - 5/30 2016)

Postby pakoR » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:26 pm

larree0:
No bugs anywhere on that weekend.

FeetFirst:
No actual cows yet; not sure when the grazing starts. But there were plenty of cowpies from last summer strewn everywhere.
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Re: TR: Kennedy Lake (5/28 - 5/30 2016)

Postby justm » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:01 pm

A 100 other people camped north of Kennedy Lake ? Please say you were kidding ?
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