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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby windknot » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:14 pm

Thanks for the report! Great pictures and nice job on that brown; glad to see some open water after imagining all of my favorite targets still covered in ice through July.
A few backcountry fishing pictures: http://wanderswithtrout.wordpress.com/



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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby giantbrookie » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:16 pm

Nice report and photos. The Green Creek drainage is really underrated in my estimation. It is a great scenic place that can be enjoyed without a huge amount of hiking. There are some decent sized fish to be had in that drainage, too, but the fish won't run as big as the place you hit at the end of the trip.
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: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby 87TT » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:32 pm

Thanks for the inspirational report and great pictures. We have visited the area many times since our honeymoon in 1992. We were thinking about a fall trip in Sept. I recognize the view.

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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby DriveFly44 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks for the kind words HSTers.

East Side, that is pretty crazy we did the same trip :) On west lake being clear in a week or two at 9.9K, I will know better after this weekend as I plan to be in the area again. I will send you a note or you can pm me anytime.

87, thanks for sharing your photo. I bet that area has special meaning to you and hope you enjoy your return this fall!!!! It sure is beautiful.


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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby texan » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:01 am

DriveFly44 wrote:Thanks for the kind words HSTers.

East Side, that is pretty crazy we did the same trip :) On west lake being clear in a week or two at 9.9K, I will know better after this weekend as I plan to be in the area again. I will send you a note or you can pm me anytime.

87, thanks for sharing your photo. I bet that area has special meaning to you and hope you enjoy your return this fall!!!! It sure is beautiful.


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Thanks for the report. The pics are outstanding.

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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby East Side Hiker » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:34 am

There's a great loop to or from Green Lakes to Virginia Lakes (well it's not exactly a loop - you'd have to have a car at each end or hitch hike). I'd start at Virginia Lakes. The trail from Virginia Lakes up to or down from the Virginia/Green divide is full of incredible flowers... especially lilies.
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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:29 pm

DriveFly44 wrote:TT, Haha, it was actually just my attempt to be somewhat humorous about the ridiculous price of gas over there. I actually just washed my windshield and that only cost me $3 :D


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Heh...glad to hear you didn't get fleeced there. ;)

I read somewhere that both gas stations in Bridgeport are owned by the same guy (sadly, it isn't Jeff Bailey), and added to the fact that there's nothing else within 20 miles or so, that's why they can get away with charging those prices (IIRC, at least $0.50/gallon more than Lee Vining).

By the way, what were the dates of your trip? Thinking about that area for next weekend...
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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby DriveFly44 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:51 pm

Yea, pretty much a Monopoly then.

I was there the 23rd & 24th and the snow appeared to be melting pretty quickly. I'm going to be around the area again this week and will explore East if possible and report back.



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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby EastSideClimb » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:22 pm

Thanks for the info Dry. Love that area. I have a 3 day trip coming up in two weeks and am thinking of Green/West as an option. No fires at West is kind of a detractor, but I see the need. I'll PM you next week. I might go up Leavitt Meadows way instead, the guy Im going with has little East Side experience, and I know the majority of the area is free of snow. Now if only we could get that West Walker down a bit...ha ha.
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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby richlong8 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:58 am

Thanks for the report. I was up in that Leavitt area on Memorial Day and it sure looks like things have melted down a bit. nice dog!
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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby vsop4me » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:33 am

I was able to make it up to East Lake this past weekend. As reported the trail from Green Lake to East Lake is still snow covered, post holed several times as things are melting fast so be careful. No trail to follow but if you know the trail, it shouldn't be a problem. Here's picture of East Lake, partially melted along the outlet.
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East Lake on a ledge just above the trail
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Re: Hoover TR - Green Lake

Postby East Side Hiker » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:18 am

I must say I've seen some of the most beautiful pictures in this thread. That last on of East Lake is amazing. Brings back so many memories. Thank you all.
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