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TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby cmon4day » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:36 pm

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Finally got to go BPing after not having gone in the last two years due to work commitments.

Took off from the Eagle Falls TH around 12:30 and parking was a ****. The crowds were even worse.

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Got to Fontanills Lake in the evening and the mosquitos were out, good thing it was breezy as that kept the mosquitos at bay. Set up camp and had a nice evening. In the morning woke up and took some pictures.

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This day was a layover day and while others went fishing, I decided to climb Dicks Peak.

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After I got back we hiked up to Dicks Lake to do some fishing. C&R many brookies in the 8" - 10" range

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On the way out we wanted to check out the Velma Lakes.

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All in all it was great to get back out into my beloved Wilderness. We all had a good time.
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:41 pm

2 years is a way to long Vic, happy to read that you finally go out, and thank you for posting this wonderful TR and pictures. Hope this was just a start to a floodgate of trips for you to come. :nod:
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby BigMan » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:06 pm

Thanks for posting. I've enjoyed that area.

How did you get to Dick's Peak? Via Dick's Pass?
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby balzaccom » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:34 pm

Nice report! Glad you found a way to get back out on the trail. So where is your next trip?
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby cmon4day » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:56 pm

Big Man,
I climbed Dicks Peak via the north ridge up from Fontanillis Lake.
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby paula53 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:27 pm

Desolation Wilderness is a favorite destination of mine. Thanks for posting, I enjoyed reading it and the pictures were beautiful.
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Re: TR: Fontanillis Lake, Desolation Wilderness, 7/20-7/22

Postby cmon4day » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:14 pm

maverick wrote:2 years is a way to long Vic, happy to read that you finally go out, and thank you for posting this wonderful TR and pictures. Hope this was just a start to a floodgate of trips for you to come. :nod:


balzaccom wrote:Nice report! Glad you found a way to get back out on the trail. So where is your next trip?


Mav & Balza, Things are looking up. I have another trip planned for next week. This time with one of my sons!!! Going back to Desolation for four days. This time out of the Wright L. TH.

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