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Time to be a trail rat

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:14 pm

Well tomorrow is the day! Heading out to tackle this beast of a hike. What will happen is anyone's guess. I hope everyone has a good Sierra summer and I will try to post with updates on my progress when ever I have internet although I don't think I will have any until I reach VVR at 47 days in.

Here is my finalized hike itinerary: The two blank days are because of my changing the route after Lodgepole and it making me arrive two days early. I will use those days some where before I reach Roads End or maybe have an extra day there.

SJuly 3 - 1 - Grasshopper Flat
MJuly 4 - 2 - Rifle Creek
TJuly 5 - 3 - Aspine Flat
WJuly 6 - 4 - Monarch Creek
TJuly 7 - 5 - Kaweah River
FJuly 8 - 6 - Moose Lake
SJuly 9 - 7 - Emerald Lake
SJuly 10 - 8 - Lodgepole
MJuly 11 - 9 - Bear Paw
TJuly 12 - 10 - Lonely Lake
WJuly 13 - 11 - Layover
TJuly 14 - 12 - Big Wet Meadow
FJuly 15 - 13 - Moraine Meadow
SJuly 16 - 14 - Roads End
SJuly 17 - 15 - -
MJuly 18 - 16 - -
TJuly 19 - 17 - Cross Creek
WJuly 20 - 18 - Charlotte Lake
TJuly 21 - 19 - Lake 9560
FJuly 22 - 20 - Gardiner Lakes
SJuly 23 - 21 - Dragon Lake
SJuly 24 - 22 - Layover
MJuly 25 - 23 - Arrow Creek
TJuly 26 - 24 - Cedar Grove
WJuly 27 - 25 - Middle Fork
TJuly 28 - 26 - Middle Fork Kings River
FJuly 29 - 27 - Tehipite Valley
SJuly 30 - 28 - Layover
SJuly 31 - 29 - Simpson Meadow
MAugust 1 - 30 - Lake 9702
TAugust 2 - 31 - East Kennedy Lake
WAugust 3 - 32 - Cedar Grove
TAugust 4 - 33 - Granite Creek
FAugust 5 - 34 - Small Lakes 11160
SAugust 6 - 35 - Marion Lake
SAugust 7 - 36 - Amphitheater Lake
MAugust 8 - 37 - Below Potluck Pass
TAugust 9 - 38 - Bishop Lake
WAugust 10 - 39 - Parchers Rainbow Village
TAugust 11 - 40 - Leconte Canyon
FAugust 12 - 41 - Muir Hut
SAugust 13 - 42 - Lake 11910
SAugust 14 - 43 - Layover
MAugust 15 - 44 - Merriam Lake
TAugust 16 - 45 - Lake Italy
WAugust 17 - 46 - Mono Creek
TAugust 18 - 47 - VVR
FAugust 19 - 48 - Cotton Lake
SAugust 20 - 49 - Minnow Creek
SAugust 21 - 50 - Iva Bell Hotsprings
MAugust 22 - 51 - Layover
TAugust 23 - 52 - Reds Meadow
WAugust 24 - 53 - Cecille Lake
TAugust 25 - 54 - Lake Catherine
FAugust 26 - 55 - Harriet Lake
SAugust 27 - 56 - Red Devil Lake
SAugust 28 - 57 - Lower Ottoway Lake
MAugust 29 - 58 - Illilouette Creek
TAugust 30 - 59 - Yosemite Valley
WAugust 31 - 60 - Layover
TSeptember 1 - 61 - Near Tenaya Lake
FSeptember 2 - 62 - Tuolumne Meadows
SSeptember 3 - 63 - North of Green Treble Lakes
SSeptember 4 - 64 - Small Lakes above Return Lake
MSeptember 5 - 65 - Twin Lakes
TSeptember 6 - 66 - Kerrick Meadow
WSeptember 7 - 67 - Benson Lake
TSeptember 8 - 68 - Layover
FSeptember 9 - 69 - Return Creek
SSeptember 10 - 70 - Tuolumne Meadows
SSeptember 11 - 71 - Echo Lake
MSeptember 12 - 72 - Clouds Rest
TSeptember 13 - 73 - Babcock Lake
WSeptember 14 - 74 - Kuna Creek
TSeptember 15 - 75 - 1000 Island Lake
FSeptember 16 - 76 - Reds Meadow
SSeptember 17 - 77 - Layover
SSeptember 18 - 78 - Purple Lake
MSeptember 19 - 79 - VVR
TSeptember 20 - 80 - South Fork San Joaquin
WSeptember 21 - 81 - Lake 9840
TSeptember 22 - 82 - Cartridge Creek
FSeptember 23 - 83 - Marion Lake
SSeptember 24 - 84 - Muro Blanco
SSeptember 25 - 85 - Paradise Valley
MSeptember 26 - 86 - Cedar Grove
TSeptember 27 - 87 - Junction Meadow
WSeptember 28 - 88 - Lake Reflection
TSeptember 29 - 89 - Milestone Creek
FSeptember 30 - 90 - Tamarack Lake
SOctober 1 - 91 - Soda Creek
SOctober 2 - 92 - Columbine Lake
MOctober 3 - 93 - Mineral King
TOctober 4 - 94 - Forester Lake
WOctober 5 - 95 - Little Five Lakes
TOctober 6 - 96 - Mineral King



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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby rlown » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:21 pm

Have a great trip, Rouge..
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby Shawn » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:32 pm

Good luck and be safe on your epic hike. Maybe see you on the trail.
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:38 pm

Be safe, and have a great time!
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:40 pm

Safe travels. Hope it's epic.
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby East Side Hiker » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:55 pm

Wish you luck. Watch those stream crossings and rock slides. I'm still somewhat concerned even about my early Aug. start. You won't get this, but those high country crossing will be pumping after this weekend's heat and the days to come if this weather pattern holds... There's still plenty of snow in the high country.
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby windknot » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:25 pm

Good luck!
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby sparky » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:05 am

Good luck out there!
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby Flux » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:35 am

A bit late but have an amazing trip and I wish you the best out there.

Definitely want updates, it's what keeps this desk jockey dreaming.......
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby TRAUMAhead » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:52 pm

I know Rogue IRL, and got a call today. On day 2, one of two of his pants (Marmot Essence, 5 oz, brand new for the trip) had already ripped. :lol: Looks like I'll be driving down to Kings Canyon next week to drive him into town to buy something more burlier. We were considering of meeting on the same day/weekend prior to the beginning of his trip so we could watch Harry Potter, but turned down the idea due to gas cost. Looks like it'll happen anyway. :lol:
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby rlown » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:59 pm

TRAUMAhead wrote:I know Rogue IRL, and got a call today. On day 2, one of two of his pants (Marmot Essence, 5 oz, brand new for the trip) had already ripped. :lol: Looks like I'll be driving down to Kings Canyon next week to drive him into town to buy something more burlier. We were considering of meeting on the same day/weekend prior to the beginning of his trip so we could watch Harry Potter, but turned down the idea due to gas cost. Looks like it'll happen anyway. :lol:


Hence why we wear undies. Wish him luck..
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Re: Time to be a trail rat

Postby bheiser1 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:23 pm

TRAUMAhead wrote:Looks like I'll be driving down to Kings Canyon next week to drive him into town to buy something


For future reference, what's a good place to buy gear in a situation like that (or if one were to forget to bring something, or whatever) in that area, presumably Fresno? Are there some known good places?
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