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Backpack trip Oct 28-29 in the Eastern Sierra (location tbd)

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:17 pm

Date: Oct 28-29

Location: Cottonwood Lakes, Big Pine Lakes, Onion Valley, Rock Creek or somewhere out of Bishop???

Trip level: moderate (kids welcome)

Who wants to go?
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Postby Trekker » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:27 pm

Any one of those sounds fine with me. Might be dependent on road conditions, if we get an early start to winter. :(
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Postby krudler » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:51 am

Are you saying like a weekend trip? I could totally be in for such a thing.

Might I also add the most excellent (and marginally warmer) Domeland Wilderness to the list? It is perfect at that time.
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Postby huts » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:59 am

I'm game.
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:52 am

Sounds good to me.
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Postby Trail Bud » Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:38 am

I'm in too
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:32 pm

Cool! Yeah, weekend trip!

Krudler, I'm not familiar with that area. The only time I backpacked south of Olancha was at Kennedy Meadows, and the water we found (I think it was by Deer Mtn) was little puddles surrounded by cowpies. We had to scoop the water into the pot and filter from the pot a little at a time. That's one reason I don't go south of Lone Pine. I remember your photos having running water, so that might be doable.

Some of us talked about the Eastern Sierra, that's why I mentioned the places above.

We'll see how the weather holds up. Might end up as a snow camp by then!
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Postby quentinc » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:06 pm

I'd love to go too, if I can get "family leave" (I think our 2 year old is still too young for a "kids OK" trip).

Snow Nymph: good point about water in Domelands. We went a couple of Octobers ago (to the Rockhouse Basin area) with a friend who never had backpacked before. I had to do a 5 mile detour hike to fetch water for the three of us in our party -- all the streams I remembered from a June trip were completely dry. It's also a long long drive to get anywhere in that area. And our non-backpacking friend will probably never go backpacking again!
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Postby Skibum » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:11 am

Sounds great! Count me in. :nod:
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Postby wingding » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:05 pm

Darn, i'd love to get in on a group trip and meet some more of the highsierratopix clan, but that's my weekend for trying to get from Palm Springs to the top of San Jacinto. I've gotten as far as the tram before but I haven't made it all the way to the top of the mountain yet.

Maybe there will be a group trip to the desert this winter?
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Postby Ranboze » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:13 pm

Im a definite maybe! Sounds very fun and a great opportunity to meet everyone.
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Postby burtonfm » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:02 pm

I'm in (if there's still room). I'd love to get in one or two more trips before the snow hits.
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