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TR: (2013) Courtright to Guest Lake

Postby nsmeier » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:58 pm

Trip report for Courtright Reservoir to Guest Lake (34 miles)
June 7–9, 2013
Nick and Lori

Day 1: Courtright Reservoir to North Fork Kings River (10 miles)
Day 2: North Fork Kings River to Guest Lake to Big Maxson meadow (10 miles)
Day 3: Big Maxson Meadow to Courtright Reservoir (14 miles)

As usual, the best laid plans….

This trip was part of a MeetUp. By the time the trip was ready to go, only the trip leader and myself were still able and willing to go.

The plan had been to leave from Courtright to head up over Blackcap Pass via Guest Lake and loop back by way of Portal and Honeymoon Lakes. However, due to various circumstances, not the least of which was that there were more mosquitoes than I have ever encountered before--especially up at Guest Lake, we shortened the trip.

To see the full report and photos: http://nicholasmeier.wordpress.com/2013 ... uest-lake/



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Re: TR: (2013) Courtright to Guest Lake

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:45 pm

Thanks for the TR Nsmeier and pretty pictures. To bad about the mosquitoes,
AmostThere reported that the mosquitoes were really bad in that area also.
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Re: TR: (2013) Courtright to Guest Lake

Postby SweetSierra » Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:12 pm

It's too bad that you weren't able to do your planned itinerary. That's a beautiful area and one of my favorite trips was over Blackcap Pass and around to Portal Lake and out in a big loop. We did it in 9 days, though, by way of Disappointment Lake, Lucifer's Saddle, Bench Canyon, and so forth. Thanks for posting the photos. The little dog looks like a trooper.
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Re: TR: (2013) Courtright to Guest Lake

Postby balzaccom » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:08 pm

We did a similar trip from Courtwright up to Devil's Punchbowl over 4th of July weekend 2009---and ran into the worse mosquitoes we've seen...

Here's a shot of my lovely bride modelling the latest in high fashion:

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We ended up eating dinner in the tent...and watching the outside mesh become almost opaque from the number of mosquitoes outside.
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Re: TR: (2013) Courtright to Guest Lake

Postby SweetSierra » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:11 pm

I recognize that fashionable head gear. I even have an attractive jacket to match somewhere.
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