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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby LMBSGV » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:44 pm

Thanks for the trip report and the (usual) gorgeous photos. I especially love the sunset in Palisade Basin.



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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby kpeter » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:23 am

Magnificent photography!
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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby copeg » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:55 pm

Thanks.

rrivera wrote:What camera are using and how do you carry it?

These were with my older 40D, carried in a homemade case made from silnylon and some old foam padding. Looks like crap, but works like a charm.

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Dusy Basin
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Palisade Basin (the inlet here had hundreds of Yellow Legged Frog tadpoles)
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Dusy Basin, again
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Marmots
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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby richlong8 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:23 pm

Incredible photography! Thanks for posting. Did it look like the fish had been gillnetted from the Barrett Lakes?
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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby copeg » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:23 pm

Thanks richlong.

richlong8 wrote:Did it look like the fish had been gillnetted from the Barrett Lakes?


I don't think gill-netting was involved. After getting back I did some research and found notes from Knapp's website stating the lake was observed to be fishless in the 90's (although previously stocked - the source notes the lake 'reverted' to fishless). I will note that not all the lakes in the basin are fishless.
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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby Wandering Daisy » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:40 pm

I ran into an old cowboy fishing at Barrett Lake in 1997. He had several large fish. I caught several tiny ones at the outlet. I have not tried fishing there since then.
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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby hikerchick395 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:47 am

Absolutely gorgeous photos!



The last time I camped at Dusy Basin (Columbine Lake) had lots of rain (caused flooding in the Owens Valley,) but not such spectacular color.

And, a long time ago, when camped at Barrett Lakes, even had more rain...constant. Couldn't think of drying out then.
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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby quentinc » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:02 pm

The photos are simply stunning (except for the marmots, which are horrifying)! I was in the Sierra for the past 9 days, and there are so many great trip reports to catch up on.
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Re: Dusy and Palisade Basin TR

Postby Kris » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:10 pm

Fantastic photo's!! Thank you.
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