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Need some suggestions pls...

Postby ProgressiveReason » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Headed to region for 4 days. Looking to hike 10 or so miles to a lake/valley, free of snow, and spend a couple days there. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Need some suggestions pls...

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:31 pm

Welcome to the forum. Please read this thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4205

If you can post according to the suggestions there, the well-informed crowd here will be better able to help you. Thanks.
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Re: Need some suggestions pls...

Postby markskor » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:41 pm

Welcome -
You also might mention when you are thinking of going to our "region."
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Re: Need some suggestions pls...

Postby ProgressiveReason » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:40 pm

thanks, looking for a one day away hike to a lake or awesome river in sequoia with low enough elevation to not be snowing.
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Re: Need some suggestions pls...

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:50 pm

When are you going?

I doubt it'll snow again in any meaningful way for a while. There's still a lot of snow above 7,000 feet, but that will change pretty dramatically in a couple weeks. I noticed a lot less snow up there today than there was a couple weeks ago.

What will matter more for the next few weeks is your degree of comfort with deep, swift, very cold creek crossings. We were stopped short today by just that problem. Water's too deep, too strong, and very cold - and the rocks are slicker than slick. Fortunately we were only dayhiking in the canyon.
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Re: Need some suggestions pls...

Postby Stevendanger75 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:58 am

Depending on when you go, I would recommend heading up to Island Lake in the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness. It is on the western side of the Sierra and I feel it has the best fishing out of the surrounding lakes, as well as a moderate approach. It's at 9800 feet so there will be snow for a little while longer.

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Re: Need some suggestions pls...

Postby windknot » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:59 pm

Hoo, that's a nice Island fish!
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
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Re: Need some suggestions pls...

Postby rlown » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:01 pm

Very nice fish. Steven, post that as a TR.. Now can we get back on topic.. PR, Answer the questions about your goals. Tell us When you are going!!!!
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