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TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby schmalz » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:38 pm




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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby gary c. » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:02 pm

A nice way to get away.
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby Shawn » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:22 pm

Very cool TR. Your photos are outstanding; the one with you in the chair is almost 3D, awesome colors.
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby Scouter9 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:17 am

Great photos, but could you do the next ones with a reflective lake? :D
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby larroyo33 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:55 am

Great photos Schmalz! I had the same problem the night I slept at Flower Lake the week before. It was like being in a wind tunnel.
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby exodus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:41 am

That photo with you in the chair is frame-worthy!
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby FeetFirst » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:41 am

exodus wrote:That photo with you in the chair is frame-worthy!


Agreed! :thumbsup: I like to disply photos like this in my work office to remind me, and the boss, that I have better things to do.
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby schmalz » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:51 am

FeetFirst wrote:
exodus wrote:That photo with you in the chair is frame-worthy!


Agreed! :thumbsup: I like to disply photos like this in my work office to remind me, and the boss, that I have better things to do.


Haha! Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby hikerdmb » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:06 pm

Great pics and TR on your site. I went to Matlock a couple years ago in October (I think) and there was so much wildfire smoke I couldn't even see University Peak. Now I see what I missed.
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby madeintahoe » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:31 pm

Just beautiful! I love Callie..she looks to be a great hiker and I am sure wonderful to have with you. Pictures are stunning.....How lucky to have seen the Bear..really a dark black one in her/his color..just a beautiful Bear!

What a wonderful trip!
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby Troutdog 59 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:52 pm

Nice report and beautiful [ics Smalz!! Had to laugh about the pic of Calli and the snow bank. Our Samoyed named Fuzzy went along with us on most of my early trips in the 70's and early 80's. She loved snow banks and would do a sort of inverted glissade down them. She would run to the top, put her head on the snow, and push herself downslope with her hind legs, and then do it again if time allowed.

I've only been to Matlock once about 21 years ago, but it still looks the same (gorgeous!!!!. Not that surprised you saw a bear as the area had quite the reputation for bears in those days. Guess some are still around. We didnt see any, but it was late September so maybe they had started looking for dens or moving lower, who knows. In those days, Matlock had in ground vaults to store food and trash and these dammed 10 to 12' poles to hang your packs on.
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Re: TR: Matlock Lake 6/1 > 6/2/13

Postby giantbrookie » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:10 pm

Nice report. Those scenes are gorgeous and they bring back such fond memories. My dad had his own home dark room set up and he'd make these big black and white prints of his favorite High Sierra photos. One of our favorites was his photo of University Peak over Matlock Lake. My dad, younger brother, and I camped there in Sept. 1976 prior to climbing University.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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