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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby Buck Forester » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:26 am

giantbrookie, those are some huge backcountry trout, and wonderful photos! Gracias so much!
It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby windknot » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:10 pm

Thanks for posting pictures! Truly some huge fish. :eek:

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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby baghwan » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:29 pm

NIce post; very helpful.

I'm dreaming of a Tunemah - Tehipite route for this summer, and was wondering if you know of anyone who's dropped down from the lakes east of Tunemah to Goddard Creek and on to Simpson Meadow. Seems like a nice alternative to Tunemah "Pass." I am thinking of starting from Rancheria, then Crown Basin, Blue Canyon, Dykeman Pass, and so on. Maybe 8 or 9 days. Yes, there will be fishing...

Anyone? Bueller?
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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:05 pm

baghwan wrote:NIce post; very helpful. I'm dreaming of a Tunemah - Tehipite route for this summer, and was wondering if you know of anyone who's dropped down from the lakes east of Tunemah to Goddard Creek and on to Simpson Meadow. Seems like a nice alternative to Tunemah "Pass." I am thinking of starting from Rancheria, then Crown Basin, Blue Canyon, Dykeman Pass, and so on. Maybe 8 or 9 days. Yes, there will be fishing...
Anyone? Bueller?

I certainly haven't heard of anyone who has done this which was one of the motivations for scheduling it last year. I must admit that there was some degree of relief when the ranger told me that I couldn't go to Tehipite because of the fire there (that burned nearly all summer). I guess I had wondered why I'd want to fight my way through the brush only to reach a trail (Middle Fork) versus spending more time in trailless country as it turned out once I was turned away from Tehipite. I suspect, but don't know for sure, that the descent from the lowest of lakes I visited (east and below Tunemah) to Goddard Creek should be doable without exceeding class 2. By descending to Goddard Creek (instead of coming the other way) this probably means that one would have to improvise a bit given that there will be some vanishing points. Once reaching Goddard Creek there are some reports and written descriptions--the gist of which is that from the Enchanted Gorge confluence downstream to the Kings the brush is heinous. How heinous? Ah, this is hard to judge. How does it compare to Muro Blanco? Or the Bermuda Triangle highlights such as Kendrick Creek Canyon (Edyth Lake)? I don't know because those writing about it didn't give a point of comparison. If I had a longer trip (say 8-9 days instead of the 5 days I had) I wouldn't hesitate to try and find out.
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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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby SSSdave » Tue May 07, 2013 8:37 pm

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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby sekihiker » Wed May 08, 2013 9:13 pm

Dave -

Do you annotate the Google images directly in the program or take a screen shot and annotate them in another program.

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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby SSSdave » Wed May 08, 2013 10:27 pm

sekihiker wrote:Dave -

Do you annotate the Google images directly in the program or take a screen shot and annotate them in another program.

Bill


Open Photoshop, screen shot with mwsnap 3, <ctrl A><ctrl C>, open new in Photoshop, <ctrl V> then draw lines, add text, resize.

Note as a late June 3-day warmup backpack to a 9-day mid July trip we will do over Sawtooth Pass in SEKI may hike this route into Chimney and beyond. Will likely carry some of these printed out GE images along for reference as am thinking of cross country night hiking the first 1.5 miles to about 8700. A challenging down in the forest route even during the day. That would make more certain we will easily on by noon reach would a Woodchuck Lake chuck wood if a Woodchuck could chuck wood. Will catch the brook trout that flipped off GB's hook.
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Re: Hoffman Mtn opening moves

Postby giantbrookie » Thu May 09, 2013 8:36 am

Neat route Dave. I actually didn't think of staying that low. I sidehilled from the parking area and I recall going through the saddle S of 9322. It is too bad that this (2008) is the most recent multinight backpack trip I've done. The summer schedule has just been too busy these past years (and will be again in 2013).
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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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu May 09, 2013 9:02 am

I dropped down towards Goddard Canyon from the lakes below Tunemah a few years back. I went down about a third of the way and I think the remainder is definitely do-able. There may be a few places where you have to lower your pack down short drop-offs. I pretty much stayed on rock slabs to avoid talus and brush. I thought Upper Alpine Creek was a lot more spectacular than Upper Blue Canyon. I came in from the north, over the east shoulder of Finger Peak, Dykman Pass. The lake basin northeast of Finger Peak is really beautiful. I wonder if any of those lakes have fish.
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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby sekihiker » Thu May 09, 2013 9:17 am

SSSdave wrote:
sekihiker wrote:Dave -
Do you annotate the Google images directly in the program or take a screen shot and annotate them in another program.
Bill

Open Photoshop, screen shot with mwsnap 3, <ctrl A><ctrl C>, open new in Photoshop, <ctrl V> then draw lines, add text, resize.


Thanks, Dave.
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Re: Tunepite becomes Tunechuck 7/31-8/4-(linked to photos)

Postby John Dittli » Thu May 09, 2013 9:53 am

Wandering Daisy wrote:I dropped down towards Goddard Canyon from the lakes below Tunemah a few years back. I went down about a third of the way and I think the remainder is definitely do-able. There may be a few places where you have to lower your pack down short drop-offs.


I've have gone all the way down to Goddard Canyon from Tunemah Pk, albeit on skis. The route "goes" via the creek, but ends in a spectacular waterfall just above the floor of Goddard Canyon. We bypassed to the north, but looking back up it would be better to the south if you can get there.

Here are some photos https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 97a71b9ddc

11-15 are images along the route

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