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HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby calvin23 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:48 pm

HERE'S A LINK FOR PICS ON RECENT TRIP TO HAMILTON LAKES. MOSQUITOS WERE BAD

http://www.flickr.com/photos/l23product ... 783823722/



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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby cgundersen » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:39 am

Hi Calvin,
I just glanced at your photos and was happy to see some snow/ice in the upper reaches. My wife & I usually try to get out in mid-to late June, but were delayed this year and were worried that the white stuff would mostly be gone (judging from the webcams, it's really only closer to 11K that one runs into snow, though you obviously encountered it on the way to Precipice). Anyway, sounds like we'll hit plenty of bugs........but wildflowers as compensation.
Thanks for the shots!
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby gary c. » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:40 pm

Beautiful :nod: Thanks' for posting.
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:50 pm

Hi Calvin

Thanks for the pic's. To bad you didn't make it to Kaweah Gap, I would
loved to have seen the Kaweah's and 9 Lake Basin from there this time
of the year.
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby calvin23 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:41 pm

I didn't quite make Kaweah Gap but Larry in my group did and got some pics from there as well as others. They can be seen at link below. Thanks everyone for nice comments.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLandin ... leid=en_US
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:38 pm

Thanks Calvin those pic's answers a lot of my questions.
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby copeg » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:31 pm

Great pics Calvin! Thanks for sharing :thumbsup:
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:52 pm

I like the blanket of ferns, and that bear! The pink/yellow flowers are mustang clover. I took the same photo when I was there, its the only place I've seen those. Pretty area!
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby calvin23 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:42 pm

Thanks SnowNymph for identifying the flowers. I looked all over the internet to find out what they were to no avail. There were a lot of flowers blooming, even at the 10,000 foot level.
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:57 am

I'm spending too much time identifying flowers. The only site I know of is http://calphotos.berkeley.edu// , but you have to know the name to type in to see if its right. Other than that, I have about 5 books that I look at with flowers sorted by color. Takes a lot of time (which I don't have), so I just label "need ID" and hope someone can help.

But that Mustang Clover is one of my favorites! :D
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby calvin23 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:46 am

Another good site to check for flowers and animals,birds etc is http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/index.asp

They have a really good search feature including various regions. Check it out.
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Re: HAMILTON LAKES TRIP SEQUOIA NP

Postby markorr » Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:45 pm

maverick wrote:Hi Calvin

Thanks for the pic's. To bad you didn't make it to Kaweah Gap, I would
loved to have seen the Kaweah's and 9 Lake Basin from there this time
of the year.


Maverick, we were camped in Nine Lake Basin for the 4th and tried to do Pyra-Queen per your recommendations. What did you want to know? the last 2 lakes on the way up to PQC were frozen, intermittent snow around 11K. also the top lake in NLB was frozen (under Lion Pass)
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