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big pine lakes question

Postby croupier » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:32 am

How crowded are the big pine lakes in late september/early october? I'm thinking of taking a trip there but i'd like it to not be super crowded. I've heard that this area in general is crowded, so that's why I'm asking.

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Re: big pine lakes question

Postby gary c. » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:45 pm

I was just camped near the outlet to lake #2 from Fri - Mon and most of the campsites around lake #1 were ocupied. Further up there were plenty of places to get away from people. I don't think there should be any problem after school has started.
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Re: big pine lakes question

Postby kgw » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:58 am

Big Pine Lakes is a quota region, right? I imagine if I show up during the week, I could get a permit, eh?
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Re: big pine lakes question

Postby gary c. » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:39 am

Someone else on here would probably know better than me but I would think your chances are good. Big Pines is a very popular trail though so make sure that you have a back-up plan.
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Re: big pine lakes question

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:19 pm

Although the Big Pine lakes are popular, by late September to early October backcountry use throughout the Sierra has dropped off a lot, so I think you'll be in good shape.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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