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Re: The Lake N. Side of Harrison Pass

Postby madeintahoe » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:22 pm

Well...I feel a little embarrassed....Since Mr. Hyde states that on the photo in my book and also on his website under that image..that the lake being under Harrison Pass and looking for that lake on my map which I found I figured that was the lake....The more I thought about it and looked at that one picture you posted Maverick over again..showing those two lakes and how barren the landscape is and knowing that next lake would be the same barren landscape..than going back and looking at the right lake and seeing that the lake has trees and vegatation around some of it..makes sense now... the lake Hyde took the picture of is where you say it is..and I see it on my map and the shape of it looks like the picture...below Lucy's Foot Pass and West of the Ericsson Crags.
I appreciate everyone's comment and pointing out to me I had the wrong lake :confused:
Does make me wonder about the title of Mr. Hyde's image...



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Re: The Lake N. Side of Harrison Pass

Postby kpeter » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:58 pm

madeintahoe wrote:Well...I feel a little embarrassed....I appreciate everyone's comment and pointing out to me I had the wrong lake :confused:
Does make me wonder about the title of Mr. Hyde's image...

No need to feel embarrassed in the least. Part of what these experts around here do is to help us make sense out of partial information, half forgotten memories, a camera shot from an unknown position...etc. It sometimes seems like a detective game, and I'm always amazed at how good at it so many of you are. As for me, I enjoyed this little thread since it provided me with an incentive to go back to Reflection and see the lake I bypassed.
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Re: The Lake N. Side of Harrison Pass

Postby SSSdave » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:13 pm

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Some pines some talus at the small shallow lake 3360+ on August 2, 1993.
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Re: The Lake N. Side of Harrison Pass

Postby obxcola » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:07 pm

Maverick thanks for posting a link to those amazing photos by Philip Hyde.
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Re: The Lake N. Side of Harrison Pass

Postby lostcoyote » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:37 pm

i've been to those lakes on my varios treks over harrison (both directions) since the late 70's.

the lake in question is mapped at 3260+ and it's a nice lake to stay at.
what i remember most about this lake is how the ericson crags st seem to tower up and dominate the skyline. just north of this lake, there are some very small tarns where the crags really take on their form.

anyway, the upper two lakes of three lakes (lake 3 being the highest) are pretty mch part of a talus field. the lowest of these three lakes begins to show green plant material. the route up to the pass cuts between the 2'cd and 3'rd lakes.

haha- dave, i know the name of that lake. it's in "sierra south" or at least the older "mini" editions by winett.
of course, it's an unofficial name... like lake 3340 that is 3 miles west of table mountain in the upper kern basin which i have given the name, "casper" lake because it is shaped like casper, the fiendly ghost... and before that, i called it "three bay" lake because of it's three bays.

btw, hydes photograph is taken along the route to/from lucy's foot pass.
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Re: The Lake N. Side of Harrison Pass

Postby lostcoyote » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:54 pm

just got back from a trip into this area....
here are a few shots from this lake:

ericson crags soar high above this lake (whose unofficial name we do not speak)...
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looking northeast across the lake from our campsite...
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and here is the north side of lucy's foot pass...
(stay on the east side above the shadow and trees as seen in the picture)
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