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Going out this weekend

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:35 am

I will be heading for dinkey wilderness from the cliff lake side late Saturday afternoon. If you see a gal in a red SAR shirt carrying a fishing pole and a blue pack, say Hi.

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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby rlown » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:38 am

the SAR shirt and the fishing pole make no sense. The blue pack, i understand. :)

are you there for SAR or for fun, or both?
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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:17 am

We do preventive SAR - so it will be both. I talk to people and scope out trail conditions and waypoint landing zones. Also impromptu hug-a-tree talks with kids.

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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby rlown » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:23 am

Please expand on preventative SAR.
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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby AlmostThere » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:42 am

Not sure how to do that - it's mostly public awareness work, pre-planning (finding good places to land a helicopter, being familiar with our area and the trails), and being on the scene if someone is missing.


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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby sparky » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:25 pm

Ill be heading out of onion valley friday night with my brand spankin new bright blue osprey pack might try for university peak....or just over to kearsarge lakes if you see me, say hi!
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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:03 pm

Had a good weekend. Went with the team to put up fences around subalpine meadows. This is one of our fundraisers - we get no money from the sheriff's coffers so apply for grants. Pg&e will donate to the team if we maintain fences to keep range cattle out of some of the meadows.

Then I went out on the trail and talked to some folks about what they do to stay safe. Met a prospective team member as well. Caught some fish in Cliff Lake and near the inlet of Courtright.

A good weekend, perfect weather, and only ten Mossie bites. Not bad after wandering five miles in boggy meadows.
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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:29 pm

Hi AT,

Any wild flowers popping in the meadows yet? How low was the Nelson Creek crossing?
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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby AlmostThere » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:43 pm

Creeks are very low - Nelson is a Step across.

Flowers are booming in meadows, mostly shooting stars. We saw lots of the little white lilies (not mariposa lillies).
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Re: Going out this weekend

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:01 pm

Thanks AT!
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