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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby markskor » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:53 pm

Nice photo report...looks like I might just have to take a look for myself.
Anybody wet a line in Adair?
July 20th huh TT?
May just have to tag along with you, if you don't mind the company...might make the wife a bit happier if not going solo.
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby oldranger » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:16 pm

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07-07 Adair Golden.jpg
'Nuff said


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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:25 am

Excellent pics, oldranger. Very helpful.

Mark, let's keep in touch.
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby oldranger » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:14 pm

Mark and Tom

Just came across this:

http://yosemiteexplorer.com/trails/obelisk-lake

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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby markskor » Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:02 pm

Just got a PM from this perky youngster...named Tehipite Tom…still wet behind the ears it seems. Anyway, the way it now looks is that all three of us (myself, OldRanger, and TT), are planning joining forces for what promises to be an epic summer journey. The Adair, Obelisk X-country route…meeting up mid July, 15 miles in, at Red Devil, Etna, or someplace close to… with 6 other lakes thrown in for good measure …figure 10 – 13 days of fishing. Who knows where we will eventually end up, or what damage we three can do to Yosemite.
Best part is that TT volunteered to carry all the heavy gear, as he brags about his being so much younger. Watch out Sierra, here we come.
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby TehipiteTom » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:02 pm

markskor wrote:Best part is that TT volunteered to carry all the heavy gear, as he brags about his being so much younger. Watch out Sierra, here we come.
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Sure, but only if I get to eat some of those fish you old guys catch. ;)

It's going to be an awesome trip--really looking forward to it!
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby maverick » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:54 pm

Let me know the exact date you guys are planning to meet up at Red Devil Lake
I may be passing thru on my way to the Lyell Fork area.
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby markskor » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:03 pm

Mav,
Nothing set in stone yet, but tentative plans, (at least on my end), is to leave Glacier Point area (Mono Meadows) around the 19th...TT on the 20th, head for Ottaway/Reds Peak Pass. Meet up 2 - 3 days later at Red Devil or Edna, or?...(these details will be finalized come mid June). Soon after that, God willing, meet up with OldRanger on the trail somewhere, and do a 3-man caravan, X-country down to Adair. Next night Obelisk and down, cross the Merced - then hopefully to Washburn. After that, either up to Isberg, or down to Valley...still up in the air here where we come out.
Maybe, with a bit of planning, we can get the entire HST membership to join up in the middle of the Yosemite wilderness...wouldn't that be a hoot.
Does any of this work out for you?
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby maverick » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:26 pm

It is possible that either we could meet up at Red Devil or down at Washburn
as the dates get finalized let me know. Thanks

PS A HST backcountry get together would be really cool.
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby oldranger » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:32 am

Wow this is getting really interesting. I think maverick should be included only if he can take some photos of the participants that enhance their appearance to rank with his fine landscape photos! :nod:

Gee if the Yosemite NPS picks up on this we might be setting ourselves up for a backcountry Stoneman Meadow Massacre. (TT you might be a little young to remember, lol).

Mav--My projected starting date is about the 16th of July from Granite Creek then to Long Creek, Bench Canyon/Blue Lakes, Harriet Lakes, Merced Peak fork just below the Red Peak Pass Trail meet up with Mark and Tom somewhere around here. As Mark said we will firm up our meeting location in June. Mark (I assume) and I will gladly trade some fish for a photo or two that makes us look really good! Tom has volunteered to carry much of our load for some fish so a photo or two would be more than fair :) .

Setting up for a great summer.

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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby markskor » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:47 am

"We might be setting ourselves up for a backcountry Stoneman Meadow Massacre."

Dating myself here...I was actually there/partook in this debacle :thumbsdown: ...Vividly still recall this - it happened on July 3rd, 1970.
Cannot believe it was almost 40 years ago...chronicled in one of my stories. (Search: The Flat Straw Hats...at Stoneman Meadow)
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Re: Obelisk Lake Route Questions

Postby maverick » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:38 am

I like your route OR it is a similar route I attempted 3-4 years ago but was stopped
at Blue Lake Pass because of the amount of snow(some time in June), and one of the
approaches I am also considering to visit the Lyell Fork this time around.
My other route would be out of Glacier which is why I could meet up with you at
Red Devil or Washburn.
Photo's will be on the house!
Here is a Southern view from the top of Blue Canyon Ridge to wet your appetite OR.
http://maverick.zenfolio.com/img/v7/p259283821-5.jpg
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