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TR: Pine Creek 5/27-5/28

Postby schmalz » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:05 pm

Hey Everyone,

I just started up a trail blog where my summer Sierra trips will be covered among socal day hikes. My first post was from my recent trip up to Pine Creek. I'm not sure if linking to an external trip report is encouraged or frowned upon, so please forgive me if that is a no-no here. All in all it was a great trip.

http://calitrails.wordpress.com/2012/05 ... moon-lake/

PS - The website formatting is still very much in development. The blog isn't really ready for prime time, but I figured I might as well share my Sierra trips with everyone here while the information is somewhat current. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make the trip reports more useful or entertaining, I'm definitely open to them.

Happy Trails!
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Postby maverick » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Cool site Brian. Love the photo of the dog stretched out on the pad! :lol:
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Re: TR: Pine Creek 5/27-5/28

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:21 pm

Very cool! This gives me an idea of what to look forward to when I head up that trail into French Canyon this summer. However, I'm leaving my dog behind, as he is a great dog, but a terrible fishing companion and jumps in the water any chance he gets, scaring all of the fish. Oh well...

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TR: Pine Creek 5/27-5/28

Postby Bluewater » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:39 pm

Great photos and a fun trip! Granite Park is on my list this summer. Your dog is awesome. What kind of camera were you using?
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Postby madeintahoe » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:02 pm

Thank you for sharing! I love it when owners take their Dogs with them on their adventures! Callie is beautiful! Beautiful pictures and looks like she enjoyed herself!
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Postby kpeter » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:04 pm

Very nice photos on your blog. I think I recognized every single location of your shots--and even the exact campsite--and could probably dig up parallel shots of my own. But you had one big advantage I did not have--a wonderful canine model!
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Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:52 am

Thanks for the report. I'm headed over Italy Pass in 7 weeks. How much snow was on the ground in Granite Park? We are hoping to make it from the TH to Granite Park in one day, but it's nice to know there are good places to camp if we can't do it.
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Postby whrdafamI? » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:22 pm

Wonderful TR! I have been up that trail twice and we'll be doing it again Aug. 2nd. Finding the trail into Granite Park is a hit and miss thing. Last time I went into Granite Park I think we were more CC then on any actual trail. It doesn't really matter much as you really can't go wrong.
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Postby windknot » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:58 pm

Great report and pictures, thanks for sharing. Pine Creek is certainly a beautiful place.
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TR: Pine Creek 5/27-5/28

Postby bheiser1 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:13 pm

Wow,excellent report and pics, thanks for sharing! I was up there last fall, and also camped near Honeymoon Lake (I also day hiked up to Italy Pass). That is a beautiful area and which ended up being my finale fr the backpacking season.

Thanks again!.
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Postby schmalz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:48 am

Bluewater wrote:Great photos and a fun trip! Granite Park is on my list this summer. Your dog is awesome. What kind of camera were you using?


I carry a Canon 5D mkII.

Carne_DelMuerto wrote:Thanks for the report. I'm headed over Italy Pass in 7 weeks. How much snow was on the ground in Granite Park? We are hoping to make it from the TH to Granite Park in one day, but it's nice to know there are good places to camp if we can't do it.


Not too much at all. I think a lot of the snow I encountered was actually dropped in the recent storm and had stayed frozen at the higher elevations. I expect there will be no snow at all in 7 weeks. It wasn't really that bad while I was there, the main reason why I didn't venture further in is because I felt generally fulfilled and wasn't inspired to keep going up. This is my vacation so I go where I please :)
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TR: Pine Creek 5/27-5/28

Postby bheiser1 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:53 am

When I was camped at Honeymoon Lake last fall, as I was making dinner on my second night, a couple guys came over from their site and we chatted for a while. They were waiting for a third member of their party to show up... apparently they had lost him on the trail. They were planning on heading up to Italy Pass the next day.

I said I'd stop in to say hi on my way out the next morning, but they left before I had finished packing up... and I saw them heading out, rather than up. I was camped up on the hill above the lake so I didn't notice them leaving til it was too late.

I've wondered since what happened to their friend. I guess it wasn't good, as they apparently aborted their trip.
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