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Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby maverick » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:02 pm

I am seeking the perfect fall meadow, where the grass has turned golden, a creek
runs through it, and a nice mountain scenery in the back ground.
The kind that made you stop in your tracks.
The stream should be wide enough to reflect the alpine glow from the mountains at
sunrise or sunset.
Please name one place that comes closest to this description, preferably in a
back-country location.
I would be interested what HST members come up with.
Mine would be Gallats Lake/Meadow area south of Colby Pass, what's yours?



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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby Jimr » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:00 pm

This one's on the way to Portal Lake. I think. It's from 1989. It's not golden, but then, It wasn't yet fall.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby mokelumnekid » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:56 pm

Well, this isn't exactly back-country, but still Sierra. View from our cabin deck in Hermit Valley, 7,000 ft contour on Hwy. 4, in 2008.

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That's what remains of the N. Fk. Mokelumne in the foreground.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby oldranger » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:15 pm

N. end of Big Wet, near the big rock, with whaleback in the background. No creek reflection and this has to be pretty late in the season to get the sedges golden.

Not exactly a maedow but the huge grass bench n. of Evelyn lake with Mt. Conness in the background is pretty cool.

Then there is McClure with the Hermit when looking toward the S.

Not quite backcountry but Tuolumne Meadows with the perfect angle of Unicorn.

Geeze Maverick I could go on and on.

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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby maverick » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:10 pm

Thanks Jimr, MK, and OR for the replies.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby copeg » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:51 pm

Gallet's and Big Wet would be darn close to the top of the list for me as well. Not entirely a meadow, but Bighorn Plateau and areas a bit east have to be mentioned.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby fishmonger » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:52 pm

coming down Sawmill Pass last September - can't see the creek, though

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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby lambertiana » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:18 pm

My first choice is just above Big Wet
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Others include this one just north of Granite Pass
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On Piute Creek downstream from Golden Trout lakes
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Little Pete in LeConte Canyon
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Big Pete in LeConte Canyon
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In lower Dusy Basin
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby gary c. » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:25 pm

This was taken a fair ways up the Lyell Fork. It would be an easy couple mile hike. From this angle you don't get the reflection but I'm sure that if you were closer and aimed south you could get the mountains and glacier.

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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby diesel » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:31 pm

No creek running through it, but the area right before little 5 was definitely a favorite of mine

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