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Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

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Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby trailhiker » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:07 am

Hello all, I just put up a photo gallery of a backpack trip from the eastern Sierras' Pine Creek roadend to Honeymoon Lake and a dayhike over Pine Creek Pass. The mosquitos were a tad bothersome but the scenery and good weather more than made up for them. Here are a few pics --

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And the full gallery with commentary is here --- http://trailhiker.smugmug.com/gallery/5336786_JknE4
Feel free to leave a comment, and hope you enjoy the trip as much as I did! :D

Best Wishes,
Steve
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'To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.' - Ansel Adams



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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby rayfound » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:18 am

Heading up Pine creek on Friday morning. Great pictures - glad I picked up some 100% deet.

How did the fishing look? See many active fish in the pine lakes/honeymoon? What about the streams in the french Canyon?


Yay for wildflowers - looks Awesome!

Great shots man. Thank You.
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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby rayfound » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:37 am

Also - how were the daytime/nighttime temperatures?

Thanks - Your post has gotten me really excited.
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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby will_jrob » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:38 am

Thanks for the report and album, enjoyed both. :nod:
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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby try » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:12 am

Steve
Thanks for posting such a wonderful trail report and great pics! I love that area; several years ago I did a loop over Italy Pass, down to JMT and back up Piute Canyon to Pine Creek Pass and out. I agree with you, that old 4WD trail at the beginning is pure hell, but the views are worth it.
I had Rotator Cuff surgery last week, so all of my backpacking this summer is of the vicarious kind, looking at others trip reports and pics. So thank you again, I just revisited a favorite area in the Sierras!

try :p
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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby SSSdave » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:18 pm

Nicely presented with enjoyably descriptive anotation. A good selection of images. Well done.

Too often one receives a link to someones trip photos where there has been little editing, anotating, and deleting done. Thus some people use the commercial sites like an extra hard drive for their images without bothering to put much effort into public presentation.

As a photographer, you ought to return to that area some year in early August after the snows melt out more and vegetation with wildflowers peak, going beyond Honeymoon Lake to Royce Lakes and Granite Park. Much of the best scenery in these areas is beyond trail sides.

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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:25 pm

Great photos! The suncup shot is amazing.
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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby copeg » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:56 pm

Great photos, and I loved browsing your additional photos and report in your smugmug account (haven't had the time to read it all, but hope to soon!). :thumbsup: Definitely makes me yearn to head back to that area soon! Last time through seemed just way too short (doesn't it always!). I remember passing a camp at Honeymoon, and the folks offered us Pancakes (mmm), and while we munched they showed us the 6" wide and 12" long tear in their tent from a bear :bear: the previous night.
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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby rrivera » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:34 pm

Love the pictures and the description it really makes you want to get out there and see it for yourself. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Pine Creek Canyon Backpack June 25-27 2008

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:59 am

TehipiteTom wrote:Great photos! The suncup shot is amazing.


I thought I replied to this thread. That's what I was going to say. Love the suncup shot!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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