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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:39 pm

Fresh from the upload button some photos of Lake 10,236:

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A rather poor stitch:

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The views leading down the drainage:

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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby Cross Country » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:01 pm

The only lake I didn't visit and wish I had.
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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby Cross Country » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:03 pm

Of all the beautiful lakes in the Sierra it might be the least visited.
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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:14 am

Cross Country wrote:The only lake I didn't visit and wish I had.


Same here.I may yet have a chance to visit "The Lake at the Edge of Forever".
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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby Cross Country » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:06 pm

These are really cool pics of a super remote lake that isn´t all rock and water. To me those lakes ultra high
arn´t pretty. South guard is just one of hundreds of these kinds of lakes. The lake to the edge of forever is to me a beautiful lake.
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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby OpenSkiesBeckon » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:55 pm

Just stumbled upon this thread. I had the chance to camp there in maybe 2008 (?) and take some morning shots. I promise I'm not trying to sell anything, but I thought I'd share the shots:
http://opensky.photography/golden-state ... #h1c569dd3
http://opensky.photography/golden-state ... #h100a0efd

I had been on a longer trip, but was behind schedule and had to turn back at that point. I thought there might be a good angle from the lake, so I made my way down there and camped for the night on the south end of the lake. Wonderful hidden gem, it made the trip worth it.
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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby maverick » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:02 pm

HI OSB,

Welcome to HST! Thanks for the photo's, very nice, hopefully you will share a TR about that adventure with us. :)
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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby robertseeburger » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:44 am

I have always looked at North Guard Lake on the map.... and never been able to visit. I suspect this is not seen often... ditto for the Cross Lake just west.
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Re: The least visited lake.

Postby giantbrookie » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:11 pm

robertseeburger wrote:I have always looked at North Guard Lake on the map.... and never been able to visit. I suspect this is not seen often... ditto for the Cross Lake just west.

North Guard lake is indeed a beautiful place and it is indeed off the beaten track, although not too far as the crow flies from a trailhead. In spite of what appears to be really good spawning habitat it appears to be fishless. I suspect that probably cuts down on what would be low visitation even if it had fish. I too have wondered about Cross but haven't been there. I visited North Guard as part of a fairly long day that began with me moving my pack from South Guard L. to the Sphinxes, then day tripping to North Guard. There is something about doing a solo hike when you descend a long way knowing that you'll have to come back up. It really messed with my head during the descent. Coming back over the top was not as tiring as I thought it might be and I still had time to make up for my fishless day at the Sphinxes.
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: The least visited lake.

Postby Fran » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:22 pm

I don't know if this "qualifies" but I found a beautiful little unnamed lake when hiking to Sky Meadows, then climbing up towards the crag. I named it Elf Lake (it is very green and quite small). It is shown towards the end of this short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKdhchH7sD8
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