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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby SweetSierra » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:25 am

Thanks for the information!



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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby miked. » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:40 am

Yes I did he was a great man and a part of him probably is still at the lake
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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby kpeter » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:10 pm

miked. wrote:Yes I did he was a great man and a part of him probably is still at the lake

It is wonderful to find someone who knew him. Would you be willing to share with us anything about him? A number of people on this board have seen the marker and wondered about him. Anyone who loved that spot has to be someone we would all have loved to know.
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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby miked. » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:11 am

Yeah I can tell you about him anything specific you want to know just let me know
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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby kpeter » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:58 pm

I'm just full of questions. I love history and he seemed to have a presence there.

When did he visit the lake? I am guessing 1950s and 1960s? Was he a WWII veteran? Did he go back every year? Did he like that specific camp? How did he get the nickname "Troutslayer"? Is there a story about him that you know that would capture his personality? Did he take family and friends to the lake? Are they continuuing in his tradition? What was the little card with the toy ladybug on it that was affixed to a nearby tree?

Whatever you would like to share...I just get the feeling that he would have been a friend and I'm sorry we were in different generations.
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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby miked. » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:08 pm

Your right 50's or early 60's that's around the time he and some of his sons built the cache to store camping equipment Which was built right next to creek b between the two lakes. Also around that same time they carried up a 12 ft aluminum they had that on a trailer type thing they built to help lighten the load but broke at the pass they had to carry it the rest of the way.we used to make trips up there every year it's some of my best memories in life and I got him to thank for it. Around the mid 80s the forest service removed all our equipment and boat but for years duck lake seemed like our lake. I haven't been up there since 2005 but plan to make my way up this year or next. Not sure where trout slayer nickname came from but he was a great fisherman and spread his passion for throughout the whole family.
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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby kpeter » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:58 pm

Thank you Miked, for sharing those stories. It is nice to know a little about the man whose spirit inhabited our camp. And please give the regards of everyone here to his family.
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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby miked. » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:58 pm

Np and thanks it's nice to know someone wants to hear about my grandpa. I've been planning on heading up there just been checking out other parts of the sierra lately.
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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby Herm » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:52 am

miked;

I was just through that area last week, and I snapped this photo at the north end of Duck Lake
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In the center of photo is a boat. I wonder if this is the same boat referenced in your post above.

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Re: TR: Lake Mary over Duck Pass to Pika base camp

Postby richlong8 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:37 am

What a great, informative trip report. Thanks for sharing about your grandpa. Sounds like quite a guy HST helps connect some neat dots.
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