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TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby schmalz » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:00 pm

Lots of stuff went wrong on this one. :o

http://calitrails.com/2013/06/25/big-pi ... nard-lake/
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:19 pm

Thought it was Brainard, and the Inyo NF site it is: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/inyo/rec ... 0&actid=50 but on TM map it is misspelled Brainerd.
Sorry those blood sucking vampires made your trip miserable, really felt sorry
for Callie in the picture with the red rain jacket.
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby schmalz » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:28 pm

ha, I suppose you are correct, I will make some changes now. Thanks mav!
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby larroyo33 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:28 pm

Thanks for the trip report. I had been interested in checking out the South Fork, but I was not sure if it was a dog friendly trail because I had read that the upper part of the trail was fairly rough. Good to see Callie was able to make it up there although she got ate up by the skeeters.

It is also spelled Brainerd in the Mike White books.
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby DavePloessel » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:41 am

Great report and beautiful pictures! It is amazing what a difference a few weeks makes. I was up there at the start of June, (still need to post a report) and rerouted over to that same lake after my boots decided to explode while I was on my way to climb Mount sill...

There were a couple mosquitoes around, but it was mellow enough we were able to alternate between jumping off the rocks into the lake and laying on the warm granite in the sun without really getting bitten.

Lovely area, you really managed to capture the lake well.
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby exodus » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:00 am

Great report! You really put me into the action with your reports, so well done on the writing! I really felt for your situation as I know we've all had things not go according to plan from time to time. But it makes us prepared for the next challenge ahead! :)
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby jmherrell » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:58 pm

Thanks for the great report.

More trivia: "Place Names of the Sierra Nevada" says:
Brainerd Lake - "Lawson Brainerd was a White Mountain District ranger ...", "...name was incorrectly spelled Brainard ..."
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby schmalz » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:05 pm

now I just don't know what to do!
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby maverick » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:16 pm

You would think Inyo NF and Summitpost in several posts for example here:
http://www.summitpost.org/thumb-from-br ... ail/214647
would have it correctly spelled on their sites, especially Inyo if it is named
after one of their own rangers, but then again maybe not.
Guess I will find out from the USGS office in Menlo Park when I get back
Monday if nobody in the mean time gets some official proof of the spelling
of its name.
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Re: TR: Brainerd Lake 6/21 > 6/22

Postby jmherrell » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:24 pm

Yet more trivia: My Nat Geo TOPO! program uses "a" on the level 4 map and "e" on level 5.
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