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upper kern basin

Postby lostcoyote » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:46 pm

just got back last weekend from a 2 week trip into the upper kern basin w/ my 14 year old son...
it was great.

here is a slideshow:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12579619@N ... 5325/show/

went in over kearsarge, then forester. the fishing in bullfrog lake is just spectacular. the upper ken basin is just as it has always been - nice and quiet. we had 1 small thunderstorm one day that dave us some light snowfall. my kidd loved it. went back out the same way we came in but did a minor loop to visit lake south america. i could have easily spent another 5 days there.

my next trip is coming up... going to do tehiphite valley via bishop pass.
the current plan it to hike up out of tehipite to crown valley and then begin the cross country run to tunemah lake, goddard creek, ionian basin & connect back up to the muir trail near black giant and then head on back to south lake. well, that's the goal anyways. i have been to ionian basin many times but never to tunemah. since it's in one of the lonliest parts of the sierra, makes it that much more appealing.



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Re: upper kern basin

Postby maverick » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:58 pm

Great photo's, thanks.
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby balzaccom » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:18 pm

Really beautiful photos. Thanks
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby copeg » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:31 pm

Thanks for sharing! Beautiful photos.
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby gary c. » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:39 pm

Like they said =D>
"On this proud and beautiful mountain we have lived hours of fraternal, warm and exalting nobility. Here for a few days we have ceased to be slaves and have really been men. It is hard to return to servitude."
-- Lionel Terray
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby LMBSGV » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:43 pm

Wonderful photos of one of my favorite places in the Sierra, which means one of my favorite places on earth. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby millertime » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:40 am

Fantastic shots sir! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby lostcoyote » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:55 pm

ur all welcome

now if i can get outta tehipite valley and not burn up, i'll have anudder one next month.
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby Cross Country » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:50 pm

Really great pics which gives me really good memories of the 3 times I went there (upper Kern). I never went to South America (my loss) among many great on trail destinations to which I didn't go (again my loss). Back then the only reason I was on trail was to get off trail.
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:27 pm

Awesome shots - I just got back from that area, you captured it perfectly. We didn't get snow but it sure was cold enough!
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Re: upper kern basin

Postby ericZ » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:28 am

excellent! image 1257... it looked like the clouds were moving as i viewed the photo. weird. and the pot with the fish..... now, i'm usually catch and release unless i'm in the backcountry but that shot just made me chuckle. what was the recipe? (still chuckling...) i'd love to do a trip like that. great memories for your son for decades to come i hope. good going dad.

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Re: upper kern basin

Postby windknot » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:04 am

Thanks for the pictures! It looks like it was a magical trip.

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A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
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