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Re: advice on weekend site/ close to bay area

Postby mediauras » Tue May 08, 2012 10:35 am

I just talked to a ranger at Summit Station trying to gauge conditions for this weekend. I asked about the road to County Line TH (still pondering Sword Lake as a destination), and she said some jackass (my word) pulled the locking post out of the ground to get on the road this past weekend. Today they're trying to figure out if anybody's out there, how to potentially secure (a broken) gate, or whether or not to leave it open (depending on snow conditions in higher parts of road). What a stupid act, totally obnoxious behavior.

Anyhow, I'll post back after our little trip this weekend.



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Re: advice on weekend site/ close to bay area

Postby mediauras » Sun May 20, 2012 3:52 pm

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Hi. Quick TR. Thanks again for all the suggestions. My son and I ended up in the Clark Fork area. His first backpack trip! We hiked 2.5 miles in and camped at the area where Boulder Creek and Clark Fork meet. It was the perfect distance in and let us scamper around looking for waterfall views. Thge following day, we day-hiked up to Boulder Lake. There was a decent amount of snow around Boulder Lake, but it was melting fast. Overall, forest was already feeling pretty dry. Days were close to 80 I bet, nights low 30s. Water, well, it was *#@** cold! Overall, conditions were great, not a single mosquito yet. Personally, I prefer higher elevations and more granite more granite more granite, but this was a great first trip for my 6 year old.
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Re: advice on weekend site/ close to bay area

Postby Vaca Russ » Tue May 22, 2012 11:37 am

Mediauras,

Nice TR and picture. Thanks for posting. Look for my upcoming TR on Deso this last weekend.

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