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Postby richlong8 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:01 am

Anyone out there personally visited Erin Lake in Miter Basin? Photos or info? It seems to me like Erin, Primrose, or Iridescent lakes might be a much more isolated place to spend a night than Sky Blue Lake, if there is a flat spot to be found. PM's ok. Thanks.



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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby maverick » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:07 pm

I have stayed at Erin before and there numerous bivy spots there, but since
no photos were taken at the time here are two links that will show Erin.
http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... f=1&t=4320
Scroll towards the bottom for photos:
http://www.snwburd.com/matthew/labour_day04/index.html
Hope that helps Rich.
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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby richlong8 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:25 pm

Thanks maverick. Those were the only links I could find as well. I think it is a safe bet that Erin will be not visited much, and maybe a good photo op the way the topo looks. Primrose might be a little more hospitable for an overnight camp spot.
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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby BrianF » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:53 pm

Not a great photo but here is a couple of pics for Erin
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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby RiseToADry » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:10 pm

I heard iridescent may have some good fishing if that makes any difference to you, rich. Wanted to get up there last year when I was in that area, but the fishing was too good down below.
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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby richlong8 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:38 pm

Fishing always matters! Iridescent is supposed to be quite pretty, acc. to Phil Arnot in his book, High Sierra.
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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby richlong8 » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:39 pm

BrianF wrote:Not a great photo but here is a couple of pics for Erin

Thanks very much. Doesn't look like the greenest place in the Sierra!
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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby hikerdmb » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:55 pm

I have not been to Erin lake but you also mentioned Primrose. If I remember correctly (it was 2009 when I was there) there was a spot or two at the outlet of Primrose Lake, sorry no pics of that end of the lake. There is a great beach at the far end of the lake. Here is a pic looking down on Primrose back toward Miter Basin.

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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby richlong8 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:06 am

Nice. Thank you.
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Re: Erin Lake- Miter Basin

Postby KathyW » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:43 pm

We camped at Soldier Lake and then hike to Mount Pickering via the Erin Lake Drainage a couple years back. Here are photos from the trip:

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/California ... &k=6g4N8GM
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