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TR: Courtright to Red Mountain Basin and Bench Valley

Postby nsmeier » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:32 am

Courtright Reservoir – Horsehead Lake – Devils Punchbowl (≈40 miles)
August 14-21, 2016

This was a wonderful route with lots of high Sierra trekking, some trial and a fair amount of cross country routing, and a couple of passes, great lakes for swimming and fishing. Mosquitoes were practically non-existent this time of summer, though we were mildly bothered by yellow jackets throughout.

Day 1: Maxsom Trailhead to North Fork Kings River (≈10 miles)
Day 2: North Fork Kings River to Horsehead Lake (≈10 miles).
Day 3: Horsehead Lake to Buck Lake (≈1.5 miles)
Day 4: Side trip to Confusion Lake (≈9 miles)
Day 5: Buck Lake to Devils Punchbowl (≈5 miles)
Day 6: Devils Punchbowl to Hobbler Lake (≈9 miles)
Day 7: Hobbler Lake to Maxsom Trailhead (≈4 miles)

for full blog report with pictures go to
https://nicholasmeier.wordpress.com/201 ... ake-basin/



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Re: TR: Courtright to Red Mountain Basin and Bench Valley

Postby rlown » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:53 am

I like the gray beard :) Nice report..
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Re: TR: Courtright to Red Mountain Basin and Bench Valley

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:55 am

Thanks for the TR and pictures, looks like you had a wonderful trip to a wonderful place. Very discouraging to see not only an illegal campfire but then it was not even put out. Did you report it when you came out, really hope you did!
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Re: TR: Courtright to Red Mountain Basin and Bench Valley

Postby nsmeier » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:41 pm

WE reported it right away as we were still only half a mile or so from the trailhead, but when we came bck awek later it was clear no one had come to check it out.
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Re: TR: Courtright to Red Mountain Basin and Bench Valley

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:55 pm

WE reported it right away as we were still only half a mile or so from the trailhead, but when we came bck awek later it was clear no one had come to check it out.

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