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aerial photos from 6/23

Postby paul » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:08 pm




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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby giantbrookie » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:31 pm

Nice photos. Given that I haven't been up to the high country yet, this is a pretty good index for this past weekend. Other than the eastern flank (looked to me as if the lakes of Little Lakes Valley would be thawed), I don't see much of any of the lakes thawed, so my gear will stay up on the shelves for another week or two.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby kpeter » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:43 pm

That looked like Garnet and Thousand Island in front of Banner, no? I wonder what the usual thaw date is for those lakes?
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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby Flux » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:32 pm

Much Much Much thanks. The Mt Tom and Rock Creek shots told me all I need to know about cancelling out on a 10 day trip into Humphreys, French, Bear Lakes, etc.

Not even a sniff of a lake outline up in there. Just WOW!!
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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby fishmonger » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:34 pm

kpeter wrote:That looked like Garnet and Thousand Island in front of Banner, no? I wonder what the usual thaw date is for those lakes?


most years they are free of ice by now, barely any snow touching on the west side
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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby windknot » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:59 pm

Thank you! This is almost like having a private plane for snowmelt reconnaissance work. :)
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/
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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby DriveFly44 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:57 am

Man, those are awesome! Thanks for sharing that.


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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby BenandStar » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:47 am

kpeter,
It took me awhile to recognize T.I. and Garnet and our planned route around the lakes starting July 18th. It's almost unrecognizable compared to all the previous photos we've seen of the area.

These aerials are worth 100 times more to me than any snow plots, graphs, or tables.

We have been living in 95-100 degree temps and humidity since May this year. It's difficult to imagine being suddenly interjected into that environment (even with the melting between now and then).
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Re: aerial photos from 6/23

Postby cahikr » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:11 pm

Thanks for the great photos!
Your pic of the Whites was the decision maker for changing directions for this weekend from our planned trip to Kaiser wilderness.
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