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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby BrianF » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:31 pm

Here is one from this last weekend at Upper Golden Trout lake of Mt. Humphreys. I am not anywhere near the photographer that you guys are but Maverick could do this justice.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby lostcoyote » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:23 pm

i would offer this one...

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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby East Side Hiker » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:49 pm

How about Horse Mdw up in the Cherry Creek drainage?
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby evan » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:45 pm

lost coyote- Is that meadow in or around Ionain Basin? That place looks like a fly fishermens Heaven! PM if you wish not to disclose on the open forum? - Thanks!

gary c- Gorgeous meadow! Where, might I inquire is Lyell Fork? PM if you'd like - Thanks!
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby gary c. » Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:33 pm

evan wrote:gary c- Gorgeous meadow! Where, might I inquire is Lyell Fork? PM if you'd like - Thanks!

Evan, that picture was taken from the trail between Tuolumne Meadows and Donohue Pass.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby lostcoyote » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:32 pm

evan wrote:lost coyote- Is that meadow in or around Ionain Basin? That place looks like a fly fishermens Heaven! PM if you wish not to disclose on the open forum? - Thanks!


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see my tehipite/ionian trip report.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby East Side Hiker » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:23 pm

These are the best photos, as a collection, I've seen yet. Its amazing, ya'll, how you've captured these color and spirit of these numerous mdws.

Blue camas in any of these mdws:

I'd like to know, if anyone can tell me, how many of these mdws have blue camas (Camassia quamash ssp. quamash) growing in them? I've been tracking this species down in the Sierra for years. Hope Valley has one of the best populations, but they are found at numerous sites on the west side, generally in the High Sierra. They grow to about 10,000'.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby lambertiana » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:29 pm

Another one that is in the running, although the wide spot in Rock Creek is better classified as a pond:
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby East Side Hiker » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:27 am

It seems to me that the water table elevation is very important for a beautiful mdw. And its very important for fish and plant habitat. The various colors of a mdw, at any time of the year, but especially in the Fall, are controlled by the plant diversity, and the diverse expressions of the plant's senescense as the growing season draws to a close.

Thats why the mdws of the High Sierra within the Parks are so beautiful - they've been protected and left to Nature's management for so long. They are diverse and individually unique.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:57 am

I would be remiss to fail to mention the Lyell Fork of the Merced River meadow as seen from Ansel Adams camp.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby oldranger » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:03 pm

Thanks Doyle

That the shot I mentioned a page back!

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