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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby kpeter » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:28 pm

Thank you Maverick, that is very polite for a photographer of your caliber to say something nice about my amateurish efforts. I have fun with it.



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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby EasternSierra » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:24 pm

Awesome trip report! We are doing this trip in early September. I'm hoping the passes will have less snow then!
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby orbweaver » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:59 pm

This is a really great trip report, especially with hints on stream crossings. I went over Piute Pass in 2005, much like you did KPeter, but I haven't done the whole loop. So, next week, 8/10/2011, I'm starting from North Lake Campground. I'm 68 and I figure this is the last time I'm going to have the energy to do this long a High Sierra trip. I'll try to get a trip report together when I get home.

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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby Timberline » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:03 pm

Splendid TR, kpeter, and wonderful pix to boot! Reading it was like reliving my own loop trip many years ago. I've always felt this route is one of the best extended hikes the Sierra has to offer. Thanks for contributing your personal account of it. =D>
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby windknot » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:31 pm

Great photos and a wonderfully engaging report, I felt like I was along with you on the journey. Those last steps up to the South Lake trailhead parking lot certainly do feel a little mocking. :)
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby LMBSGV » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:08 am

Thank you for posting your report and wonderful photos. As windknot said, I felt I was with you on your journey.
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby frediver » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:59 pm

Great post, thanks.
I am considering either a N/S loop or Lamarck Col-S. lake loop in mid Sept.
just before my 60th. The weather conditions have really thrown a wrench into
plans this year, I hope winter snows do not start early. Whacha think???
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby oldranger » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:52 pm

Kpeter

Great TR! I have 3 due but don't even have time to read all of the TRs let alone write mine! Glad someone is on the ball!

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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby orbweaver » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:32 pm

"Who can do anything he used to, it just takes a little longer!"

Exactly right for me, except I'd remove the "little". :)
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:32 pm

KPeter, that was an awesome trip with some great pictures. I tip my hat to you for your planning and execution. And nothing like some trips to drop a few extra pounds: I have lost 10 pounds so far myself (starting from the time I saw you on the trail earlier this year). I have done segments of that trip, but never put together like that. That was a good plan. That area is one of my favorites in the Sierra. I have long wanted to go up to Ladder Lake (there use to be a trail to it), and I think one of your pictures had Ladder Cascade in it. Good TR!!
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby dsotm » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:22 pm

No real problem with mosquitoes then? Coming from Arizona to do this loop in 2 weeks. Looks like it's going to be worth the trip!
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Re: TR: South Lake to North Lake to South Lake complete loop

Postby quentinc » Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:10 pm

Great TR, with a nice personal touch. And at 52, you have plenty of years left for more trips like this! (At least that's what I tell myself. :))
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