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TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby schmalz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:52 pm

This is a pretty short trip report that focuses more on my dad than on trail specifics. I figured you all would still appreciate some scenery to pass the time until summer :).

http://www.calitrails.wordpress.com/201 ... old-times/



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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby DriveFly44 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:24 pm

Nice TR. Pretty awesome to be able to do that with your dad who introduced you to the magnificent Sierra. Thanks for sharing.


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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby gary c. » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:44 pm

Nice report and pictures, thanks for posting.
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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby Mike M. » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:53 pm

Beautiful photos. I love this area but avoid it except in late or early season because it is so accessible (i.e., crowded). I'm kind of surprised you ran into crowds after Labor Day -- must have been a weekend?

What breed is Callie? She's really cute.

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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby schmalz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:53 pm

Mike - It was a Friday-Monday trip. I'd love to do trips like this mid-week but I'm forced to plan around weekends due to work etc.

Callie is a pound puppy so we don't know for sure, but we have a hunch she is a Chow-Shepherd mix. Last summer was her first backpacking season and she had a blast. We are looking forward to this summer and slowly getting the wife and son into the mix.
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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby Herm » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:34 pm

schmalz;
Thanks for another nice tr with beautiful photos. Good for you that your dad, you and your dog could share that time together. I love that area, and your report makes it of interest once again. Maverick has suggested before that the High Trail in early season can be a riot of wildflowers against that stunning backdrop of the Minarets, Ritter and Banner peaks - I want to see that.

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Last September after Labor Day, I hiked and camped above Blue Lake, in the Bishop Creek Drainage, and there were lots of people up there - luckily only one other was camped anywhere near me, but the area was busy. And I was there Monday through Friday.

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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby Mike M. » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:21 pm

Callie is a pound puppy so we don't know for sure, but we have a hunch she is a Chow-Shepherd mix. Last summer was her first backpacking season and she had a blast.


We have a pound doggie too -- a Cattle Dog/Chow mix. Shady's tail looks a little like Callie's, but her nature is all Cattle Dog -- she wants to herd everything. She's getting old now, but in her prime, she was a beast on the trail.
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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby SweetSierra » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:54 am

Thanks for the trip report. I've been to the Thousand Lakes area more than any other in the Sierra (along with Sunrise Lakes out of Tuolumne). I've been there after Labor Day during a week day and didn't see many people at Thousand Island. Even with a fair amount of people there, we found good spots in the trees on the northern shore. Ediza is popular. We camped high above the lake because the lakeshore spots were taken. A beautiful solitary location next to the inlet stream. I loved the shot of your dog looking up the tree! It's good you and your dad could spend some time together.
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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby bluefish » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:31 am

Absolutely loved x 3 the photos. What a great trip with great companions. Thanks for another winter booster shot.

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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby chrisdiercks » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:09 am

Schmalz. Thanks for posting up another nice TR. Great photography (another good photographer posting up in this forum). Like sweetsierria, this area is one of my favorite regions. First time there was 1968 with the Boy Scouts and I was hooked. In August of 1988, around the time you and your dad were in the Yosemite area, I took my future wife up to Ritter and Davis. Excuse the poor photo's but this was the view. Partly I'm just using this as an excuse to figure out how to post photos :D . There was a fire starting in the Mammoth area at the time.

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btw, it's great that you and your dad continue getting out together. Like you, my dad is the one who introduced me to the back country.
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Re: TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby TehipiteTom » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:38 am

Really enjoyed the photos & TR. It's very cool that you got to do this trip with your father; I'm sure it was a real highlight for him.
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TR: Ediza - 1000 Island - Sept '12

Postby Bluewater » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:16 pm

Thanks for posting your photos and trip report. Callie looks like a fine backpacking dog!
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