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TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon May 14, 2012 10:40 am

Friday we walked in and camped about a mile below Kennedy Lake, Saturday day hikes to Soda Canyon and around Kennedy Lake, caught nice fish. Sunday, walked out. Great trip. Weather was wonderful and no mosquitoes! A few photos:

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Kennedy Creek waterfall as we walked in

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Looking up at Soda Canyon

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Meadow near Cabin

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Large established Campsite

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Upper Soda Canyon, left branch

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Buttercups near campsite

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Kennedy Lake inlet

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Near Kennedy Lake outlet

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View near camp

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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby oleander » Mon May 14, 2012 1:59 pm

Nice!

Where is that, exactly?

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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby gary c. » Mon May 14, 2012 2:07 pm

WD, as always your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for posting.
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby maverick » Mon May 14, 2012 2:28 pm

Oleander wrote:
Where is that, exactly?


North of Yosemite in the Emigrant Wilderness off of HWY 108, west of Sonora Pass.

Thanks for the TR and pictures WD.
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby SSSdave » Mon May 14, 2012 7:15 pm

howz about a picture of a bwown twout ?
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby bluefintu » Mon May 14, 2012 9:36 pm

Hi Wd,
Pictures said it all. WOW!!! Thanks,
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby Cross Country » Mon May 14, 2012 9:46 pm

I always like your pics but some of us (me for sure) would like to see some with you and your friend(s). Maybe on future trips you might take 1 or 2 (or 6).
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby paula53 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:22 pm

I enjoy reading your trail posts. The pictures are fantastic. Is Kennedy Meadows part of Emergrant Wilderness or Hoover Wilderness? I know that they border each other. I look forward to heading out from Levitt Meadows sometime in late June, for a 5 day trip to Dorothy Lake, and back.
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby paula53 » Mon May 14, 2012 11:24 pm

Oops, sorry. I did not see that you were in Emigrant. Still it was a great trip, with wonderful weather and great scenery.
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue May 15, 2012 8:18 am

Excellent photos. There is a whole lot of not-snow for this early in the season.
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue May 15, 2012 8:31 am

I will confess- I rarely can identify the fish we catch. I assume this is a brown trout just because everyone says that is what is in the lake! It was about 10 inches long and similar to all the fish we caught. My husband said that strikes were no frequent but every fish he hooked was worth keeping. He used a #1 meps and fished about 3 hours for 4 fish, three caught in the lake and one in the outlet pond. I usually do not fish when my husband is with me, because he enjoys fishing so much. We both are not keen on catch and release, since we think that just tortures fish. We eat all we catch, and quit when the frying pan is full.

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I take all the photos, and most often go solo, am camera shy, so am not inclined to include photos of myself! We are just two old camera shy geeks. The fish is more photogenic than either of us.

The purpose of the trip was to "test"my husband's new heart medicine and his ability to backpack at moderate altitude (7,000 foot range). The "rule" from the cardiologist is to keep his heart rate below 140. He did great, in fact better than last summer and walked about as fast as I would by myself. His cardiologist said he could not backpack if he could not control his heartbeat. He passed the first test; next "test" is to try a bit higher altitude. I am really pleased that all went well.
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Re: TR- Kennedy Lake

Postby snusmumriken » Tue May 15, 2012 5:56 pm

Lovely pictures, makes me feel like I'm there. Thank you so much for posting them.
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