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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:12 pm

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We can start thinking about where to go (see list of ideas in the Southern Sierra 2 day trip thread)
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Postby krudler » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:44 am

Cottonwood Lakes could be cool - its closer (at least to me and Snowy and other L.A. Cesspool types :)) to maximize the time, relatively easy hike, and theres lots of stuff to do for all types (fishing, nearby peak bagging, or just laying around with the great scenery and multiple lakes). We could just say "ok lets all meet at Lake #3" or whatever.

The only downside I can see is that at that altitude it could be pretty dang nippy..... :paranoid:
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Sep 22, 2006 12:35 pm

Third lake has plenty of campsites so that would work! :)
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Postby burtonfm » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:28 pm

Cottonwood area is good with me. It's a 7 hour drive from where I am (Tahoe area), but I'd be willing to drive that far as long as 395 road conditions are ok.

I'm openning a can of worms by asking, but is there anyway to move up the trip a weekend or two to lower the chance weather may cabash our plans? Just asking.
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Postby Ranboze » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:09 pm

I love the Cottonwood Lakes area... been there 3 times this summer! Never been into Onion Valley... SnowNymph... that might be a good opportunity to bag Independence Peak??? (or was it Kearsage Peak?).
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:43 pm

burtonfm, this trip started as "does our group do kid friendly trips" from someone that e-mailed me. Trail Bud is the only one I know of, so we picked that date (first weekend he's available). The person that asked can't go, but we scheduled it anyway. :D

I don't have anything scheduled yet for mid Oct, so we can do another trip for those that can't make end of Oct.


Ranboze, Independence Peak starts from the parking lot on the Robinson Lake trail. If we do a car camp that's doable. If we go to Matlock Lake, we can do University Peak. I did Kearsarge, and that is off of the Golden Trout Lakes trail (or the Kearsarge Mine trail, which I started on) Lots of opportunities from OV!
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Postby quentinc » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:47 pm

Matlock and University Peak sounds wonderful. And mid-October would work better for me too.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:10 pm

I haven't done University yet! :)

Leaving now for the Sierra, I'll try to check temps! :D
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Postby burtonfm » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:23 pm

Forget I even mentioned changing the dates. A thousand pardons.

Would love to do University Peak, too. As you can see, I'm not very particular. As long as the company is good, there's rock to climb, and beautiful lakes to stare at, I'll go.
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Postby Trekker » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:53 pm

I'm going to put in a vote for Matlock Lake, out of Onion Valley. I've never been there, but from the pics and descriptions I've read, it looks like a beautiful area. :thumbsup: There are a number of advantages to the Cottonwood area.

1. Easier drive in and out.
2. More central to both north and south travelers.
3. Easier hike in.
4. Probably more sheltered from the weather than Cottonwood lakes.
5. Various on and off trail opps within fairly good range.

I think this is my choice! :nod:
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:57 pm

I think that's a great idea! I haven't been there either! I'll start a new thread and lock this one (if I can figure out how to do it) :(
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