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HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby Trent » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:07 am

Can anyone tell me what the "toilet" situation is at Hamilton Lake [above Bear Paw]? I haven't been there since 1993 and at that time it was just "go behind a bush". I doubt it's that way today.

I'm doing the HST, Crescent Meadows to Whitney Portal, starting Aug. 18th and will be stopping at Hamilton for a day for acclimatization. I've got a trail pass for 2 hikers but my partner can't make it so if anyone wants to avail themselves of the "second person" on this pass they're welcome.

This will be my 4th time over this route, beginning in 1975. Web page with photos, etc, at gonzowrite.com

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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby maverick » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:17 am

Same privy they have had for years at Upper Hamilton Lake.
4th picture from the top.
http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/GeoImages ... ganic.html
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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby Trent » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:55 am

Thanks,,,, the photo indicates "1990" but I sure don't remember it.
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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby quentinc » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:59 am

The same privy was there last Tuesday too. I just got back from doing the HST.
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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:33 pm

Hey Q

HST straight, or on the rocks(Milestone Loop/South America Loop included)?
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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby quentinc » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:01 pm

Mav,

I was doing the trip with a group, who had a pretty set agenda -- straight HST. But we had 7 whole days, so I did get some fun side trips in. Tamarack Lake, Mt. Stewart, Mt. Muir and, best of all, Wales Lake, which to my surprise is rather magnificent.

As a note to the NPS (or whoever names these trails): Anything below 8000 feet is not the High Sierra. I would have been happy to have taken a helicopter past those parts of the trail!
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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:47 am

Yes, the Wales area is pretty.
Got an upcoming TR I hope.
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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby quentinc » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:55 am

Unfortunately, my almost-brand new camera somehow disappeared right before the trip! I was sure I packed it, but there's no trace anywhere. I've always been good at losing things, but usually I at least have some idea of how I did it. :confused:
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Re: HST & Hamilton Lake info sought

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:05 pm

That's a bummer Q, I hope you find it.
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