TR: granite lake (emigrant wilderness), june 2-4, 2018

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Re: TR: granite lake (emigrant wilderness), june 2-4, 2018

Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:14 pm

Here is a photo of Lewis Lakes 6/1 2014, a low snow year. Summit Creek was only knee deep. Lewis Lakes are on the shady side of the mountain and hold snow and ice-off later. Snow on that trip was very patchy. The rock slabs that I descended from upper Lewis Lake were totally dry.

On the 2014 trip, some areas had no mosquitoes, some did, nothing really bad. I find early July the worst for mosquitoes- by that time they are at all elevations.
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Re: TR: granite lake (emigrant wilderness), june 2-4, 2018

Post by frozenintime » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:49 pm

thanks for the photos! good to hear about the slabs melting out early. we had zero mosquitos last year in the first few days of june, with the exception of a few tiny, non-biting ones at the trail crossing of piute creek.

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Re: TR: granite lake (emigrant wilderness), june 2-4, 2018

Post by Harlen » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:15 pm

frozenintime wrote:

...it was smooth sailing on game trails and easy terrain until the 'keyhole' where the canyon narrows.
internet voices said that we should head northwest, but that way looked steep and absolutely choked with tall brush. (perhaps we were already further west than the internet expected us to be?) instead we ascended a huge, beautiful slab closer to the creek. as it leveled out, this perfect granite highway turned southwest, leading us directly to the top of the prominence (~8150 ft), with great views south

I'm glad you decided to write up your nice trip. The photos are all good, but the 4th one down, titled "granite" is exquisite!
I also admire your channeling of e.e.cummings, of the infrequent Caps. I wonder what the "internet voices will tell you to do next? :D

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