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Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:15 am

Yup, the above is correct. I have gone from the Lloyd Meadow (Jerkey Meadow TH) about 4 times. Lewis may be better because it is all downhill the first day and you will be in better shape coming back, but I have not tried Lewis. The Lloyd way is all paved road to the TH, and I am not sure the Lewis road is, if that matters.
(I think I got my garlic and jerky all mixed up. Anyway it is Lewis Camp and Jerkey Meadow TH's.)
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Postby krudler » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:23 am

:)
Lewis not paved all the way to the trailhead. At some point before then, about maybe 3-4 miles as I recall, it turns to a dirt road. Easy dirt road, but dirt all the same. The Lewis TH is used alot by stock, and you'll pass the Golden Trout Packtrains station on the way in. Good peeps.
I find Lewis more brutal. The relatively short uphill from Jerky is nothing compared with the last half going back up to Lewis. Not epic brutality by most Sierra standards, but not what you're looking forward to after having already hiked a good 3-4 miles uphill from the bridge. Still, if its of interest, you could probably get down to the river faster from Lewis but it would take you longer to get back there than to Jerky.
Both great trails though, good views.
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Postby krudler » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:27 am

Doyle, I have pics of my solo trip last year from Lewis to Kern Lakes at:

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=4188893&a=31871091&f=

I took a horse in and hiked back out. One week, good fishing, good times.
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