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TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby DavePloessel » Thu May 16, 2013 6:44 am

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Quick TR.

Lot more cars at the TH than I expected. Didn't see too many people out there. Did a little loop and checked out lakes 1-4 before heading over to long lake for lunch, then camped along the south fork lakes. Hiked out along south fork on sunday.

No Mosquitos but a ton of small black bugs that almost looked like skeeters. Felt like high 70's during the day, 30ish at night. Trail was almost entirely snow free. Heck, the whole basin was pretty snow free. Going to be a DRRRRRRYYYYYYY summer :(

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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby DavePloessel » Thu May 16, 2013 6:47 am

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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby texan » Thu May 16, 2013 7:12 am

Thanks for posting the TR and pics. Your are also right, its going to be a dry summer. There is hardly any snow.

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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby maverick » Thu May 16, 2013 7:51 am

Thanks Dave for the great TR and photo's, very imformative.
Love your caption "Beauty and the beast". :lol:
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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby larroyo33 » Thu May 16, 2013 11:55 am

Thanks for the trip report. I was thinking of taking my dogs up there in a couple weeks. Nice to see the conditions beforehand.
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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby KathyW » Thu May 16, 2013 4:51 pm

Looks like it was a really nice trip. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby sparky » Thu May 16, 2013 5:02 pm

Good times in the mountains :thumbsup:
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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby Tom_H » Thu May 16, 2013 5:40 pm

Really nice! Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby John Harper » Fri May 17, 2013 12:12 pm

I know exactly where that tree is. Great photos and looks like a very dry summer.

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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby Troutdog 59 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:14 am

Thanks for the TR Dave. Does show just how little snow is in the southern sierra :eek: . Love your travel gammon set :D . Used to carry one as well.
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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby cloudlesssky » Mon May 20, 2013 4:32 am

Nice pics - thanks!

I'd like to know about those bagels :) - did you make them or buy them in the vicinity? If the latter, where? They look yummy!
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Re: TR: Cottonwood lakes 5/11-5/12

Postby Mradford » Mon May 20, 2013 3:17 pm

Thanks for the trip report and the nice photos.
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