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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Good trail dogs are a lot of fun on the trail. Mine gets dehydrated rice and turkey burger -- light and more compact than kibble.

The other reason not to let a dog have trout would be that raw salmonids can be deadly for dogs. I have at times added a little cooked trout to my pup's meals, after being careful that it had no bones. But I keep her leashed around lakes because some fishermen bury their guts and I want to avoid her untimely demise if she digs them up.
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby Bruce B » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:53 pm

phoenix2000 wrote:I noticed that in every picture of Ozzy he's squinting from the harsh sunlight and jokingly thought "he should wear sunglasses!'. A quick check of the internet shows that they actually do make sunglasses for dogs http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Pet-Supplies-Dog-Sunglasses/zgbs/pet-supplies/2975325011.


There's a company called "Doggles" that makes those, too. I'd consider getting a pair if I ever took Ozzy on extended snow or glacier travel. But then I'd also need dog crampons or snowshoes... Maybe a dog ice axe? At that point, it's getting a little ridiculous and it would probably be better to leave him at home for the weekend! :)
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby Bruce B » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:06 pm

AlmostThere wrote:Good trail dogs are a lot of fun on the trail. Mine gets dehydrated rice and turkey burger -- light and more compact than kibble.

The other reason not to let a dog have trout would be that raw salmonids can be deadly for dogs. I have at times added a little cooked trout to my pup's meals, after being careful that it had no bones. But I keep her leashed around lakes because some fishermen bury their guts and I want to avoid her untimely demise if she digs them up.
http://andrewsigal.blogspot.com/2012/08 ... trout.html


Good info. Thanks! I'm lucky that Ozzy stays close to me by nature (it didn't take much training) so it's easy to keep an eye on him. He also doesn't pick up strange food without permission... 90 percent of the time anyway. But I'm sure he would try to gobble some trout guts if he thought he could get away with it.
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby sambieni » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:51 am

Great photos! Ozzy is rocking it! :thumbsup:
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby Robcat32 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:26 am

Beautiful TR and photos. Looks wonderful up there.

Does anyone have any idea how the fishing is here Generally? I was thinking of going here last week but simply wasn't going to have time or the gear.
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby SSSdave » Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:28 am

Bruce >>> ...That's Ozzy in front of the snow.

Along with some Sierra primrose flowers. Love his coloration, cool looking dog.

Bruce >>> ...The upper lake was stunning with the flowers still in bloom.

Our beautiful alpine Shooting stars.

I've been to those lakes and indeed they receive far less visitation than those on the Kearsarge Pass Trail because of the rough unmaintained slide damaged trail. Thanks for the report
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby Bruce B » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:55 pm

Robcat32 wrote:Beautiful TR and photos. Looks wonderful up there.

Does anyone have any idea how the fishing is here Generally? I was thinking of going here last week but simply wasn't going to have time or the gear.


Hi. This site has some info on fishing at Golden Trout Lakes. http://stevenojai.tripod.com/whitneybc.htm

I didn't see any trout circles on the lake surface while I was there. But the water was pretty choppy that weekend so I probably wouldn't have noticed if there were any.
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby Bruce B » Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:58 pm

SSSdave wrote:Bruce >>> ...That's Ozzy in front of the snow.

Along with some Sierra primrose flowers. Love his coloration, cool looking dog.

Bruce >>> ...The upper lake was stunning with the flowers still in bloom.

Our beautiful alpine Shooting stars.

I've been to those lakes and indeed they receive far less visitation than those on the Kearsarge Pass Trail because of the rough unmaintained slide damaged trail. Thanks for the report


Thanks for the info! My knowledge of Sierra flora is quite limited. I can differentiate trees from grass. That's about it.
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby alc101ma » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:35 pm

Nice report, Bruce, and great photos! What camera do you use? Multiple lenses?
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Re: TR: Golden Trout Lakes (Onion Valley) 7/8/16 - 7/10/16

Postby Bruce B » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:04 pm

alc101ma wrote:Nice report, Bruce, and great photos! What camera do you use? Multiple lenses?


Thanks! I used a Sony A6000 with the 16-55mm kit lens for these photos. My cell phone was my primary camera for Sierra pics prior to a couple months ago. That's when I decided it's worth the extra weight and bulk to have a better system on the trail. I have a mount that connects the camera to the shoulder strap of my pack. It's stable, easy to access, and I barely notice it's there.
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