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Little Lakes Valley -Rock Creek Canyon- Backpack Trip

Postby teejay » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:58 pm

I packed in to Box Lake on upper Rock Creek in the Little Lakes Valley on Monday. This particular lake is about 2 miles from the Mosquito Flats trailhead and is located in the John Muir Wilderness.
The original plan was to make a base camp at Box and day hike to some of the other lakes in the area. However, an upset stomach nixed that plan. Anyway, it was all good: hanging out at Box provided for plenty of R&R in addition to fine fishing.
Unfortunately, my camera battery died after the first day.

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View south from Box Lake inlet towards Bear Creek Spire and other high peaks above Little Lakes Valley. The smoke from the Yosemite fire made for hazy skies.

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Campsite at Box Lake. Elevation 10,480ft. Nights were chilly.

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View from lake inlet towards Morgan Peak ridge.

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View north from lake inlet. The reeds in the shallow inlet area provide for a good insect base for the trout to feed on. The brookies seemed to prefer the marshy area.

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A mother duck and her two ducklings (unable to get all in photo) squat out my fishing spot. Hey, guys. I was here first!

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East end of lake has large rocky outcrop and deep water. The rainbows seemed to prefer this area of the lake. Overall, fishing was best in the evening.

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Rainbow Trout to 10 inches. Brook Trout to 9 inches.

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Sunset over Box Lake: A beautiful finale to a wonderful trip.



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Re: Little Lakes Valley -Rock Creek Canyon- Backpack Trip

Postby The Other Tom » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:26 pm

Sounds like you had a good time, despite the stomach difficulties. Love the sunset pic. Thanks for posting
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Re: Little Lakes Valley -Rock Creek Canyon- Backpack Trip

Postby copeg » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:42 pm

Aside from the upset stomach and camera battery dying, looks like some great r&r. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Little Lakes Valley -Rock Creek Canyon- Backpack Trip

Postby teejay » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:45 pm

The Other Tom wrote:Sounds like you had a good time, despite the stomach difficulties. Love the sunset pic. Thanks for posting


copeg wrote:Aside from the upset stomach and camera battery dying, looks like some great r&r. Thanks for sharing!


I think that the smoke from the fires and the remnants of a tropical storm made for that sunset. But, of course, as fate would have it, the sunrise the following morning was even better. I sure wish that the battery didn’t conk out.
Also, I just noticed that the pictures I posted are all cut in half. I have to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
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Re: Little Lakes Valley -Rock Creek Canyon- Backpack Trip

Postby ERIC » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:23 pm

teejay wrote:Also, I just noticed that the pictures I posted are all cut in half. I have to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
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Re: Little Lakes Valley -Rock Creek Canyon- Backpack Trip

Postby EastSideClimb » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:27 am

I did a trip in that area a couple of years ago, and can relate to the stomach problems...thats a real high trailhead so its tough for the non-acclimated such as I. Makes me want to go back and throw some dries....
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