HST Community      Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Dinkey Lake Trip Report | High Sierra Topix  

Dinkey Lake Trip Report

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!

Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby riverwalker » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:29 pm

Awhile back I made some inquires about where to take my son on his first overnight hike. I finally decided on Dinkey lakes. Well let me first say thanks again for all the help!

We had a wonderful time, despite the presence of the skeeters which where terrible the first day. My 4 year old son did a great job. He struggled a little the first day (I think due a lot to the elevation), but walked the entire way on his own and carried his small hydration pack and snacks most of the way. We caught a fair amount of good size brookies. My boy had a smile on his face the entire time. Sometimes it was hard to see behind all of the bugs. On the way out the next day he only needed a couple breaks and we made it out in good time. Here are a couple photos of our trip.
Image
ImageImageImage

Now to prepare for a big boy trip to Evolution Basin!!!!



User avatar
riverwalker
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 9:06 pm
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby oldranger » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:36 pm

Great trip. It doesn't get any better than that! Uh, until they begin to carry more than you!

Mike
Mike

Who can't do everything he used to and what he can do takes a hell of a lot longer!
User avatar
oldranger
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2407
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:18 pm
Location: Bend, Oregon
Experience: N/A

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby TehipiteTom » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:46 pm

So cute! Looks like you had a great time!

It doesn't get any better than that! Uh, until they begin to carry more than you!

Or until they go and fetch the snow for Happy Hour. ;)
User avatar
TehipiteTom
Founding Member
 
Posts: 845
Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:42 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:10 pm

Cute kid! Sierra backpacker/fisherman for life written all over his face!
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 9330
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby treadwell » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:09 pm

Brings back memories of trips with my dad. I'm sure the Brookies weren't that big though, thanks for sharing.
User avatar
treadwell
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 96
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:13 am
Experience: N/A

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby riverwalker » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:20 pm

It doesn't get any better than that! Uh, until they begin to carry more than you!


I have twin boys that are younger. Gear spread between the three of them when they get older and I might only have to carry a water bottle and some camera gear. Maybe I will wait on those llamas:)
User avatar
riverwalker
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 9:06 pm
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby Hikin Mike » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:40 pm

Priceless!! :thumbsup:
User avatar
Hikin Mike
Founding Member
 
Posts: 552
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:56 pm
Location: Atwater, CA
Experience: N/A

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby windknot » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:12 pm

Great report and love the pictures of the kid. I'll admit I spent more than a few seconds trying to estimate the size of the fish by extrapolating from the size of your son's hands. I don't remember the brookies being that big whenever I visit the Dinkey Lakes! Anyway, this is a great area to get a kid hooked on wilderness fishing; the Dinkey Lakes were my introduction to the backcountry and I've been enamored ever since.

Matt
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
User avatar
windknot
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1395
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:07 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:27 pm

Dude, I totally ran into you on the trail! Remember the big guy and the gal hiking up when you were leaving, on the trail near First Dinkey?

I have seen brookies that big - they make some good eating, too. :)

Good to see even the younger kids on the trail - and enjoying it so much.
User avatar
AlmostThere
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2244
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:38 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Dinkey Lake Trip Report

Postby ericZ » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:00 pm

wonderful report. great fish for your boy!

eric
fresno, ca.
User avatar
ericZ
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:41 am
Location: fresno, ca.
Experience: Level 2 Backpacker

Next

Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest