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Virginia Lakes - June 27, 2006

Postby Ratboy » Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:50 am

Another installment, albeit prior to the others posted, of our vacation. This time we are dayhiking at Virginia Lakes, in some less than desireable weather, which went from overcast to very cold rain; love the Sierra Nevada. Funny thing, we waited the 10 minutes just like the brochure and locals said we should do if we did not like the weather, right?:unibrow:

However it did provide for some interesting contrasts between the sun & clouds, flora, lakes, and rocks.

Just a quick sample:
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More shots available at http://www.dnkrhodes.com/main/thumbnails.php?album=69

Enjoy.
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Postby Buck Forester » Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:41 pm

Nice pics! I have a question about your site... where'd you get that "film strip" thingy? As I'm working on my website and visualizing stuff, I've been thinking about a film strip graphic like that but wasn't sure where to find 'em.
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Postby Ozark Flip » Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:20 pm

Sounds like a nice vacation and that is a really nice area. Did you do any fishing?????

Good question Buck...I was wondering the same.
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Postby mountainLight » Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:36 pm

Took a peek and if you look at the bottom of the galler you see. Powered by Coppermine Photo Gallery So guessing it is something out of the box.

http://coppermine-gallery.net/index.php
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:54 pm

Virginia Lakes is beautiful!

We once walked into a new year with a 3 day backpacking trip, from Bridgeport starting Dec 29th or 30th, and snowshoed (untracked the whole way) to Virginia Lakes. One of the best ways to start a new year!
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Postby ifernau » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:00 pm

Beautiful photos.
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Postby Ratboy » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:35 pm

Thanks folks.

I am surprised and flattered, I have something to do with photos that Buck does not have, :unibrow: The filmstrip thingy comes with the software, Coppermine, which is free, as Mountainlight alludes and posted the link.

No fishing, just hiking this go around. Still have photos from June Lake and Onion Valley/Kearsarge Pass to review and post.

Ahh, the joys of digital photos.

I really fell in love with Virginia Lakes, just wish I lived closer.
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Postby SSSdave » Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:54 pm

Virginia Lakes is one of those few Eastern Sierra paved roadends where one can really get into the timberline country along with Cottonwood Lakes, South Lake, Sabrina, North Lake, Mosquito Flat, and Saddlebag Lake. The DF&G really stock a lot of fish in the main lake. See you explored that old cabin along the trail. Most of the geology of that area is interestingly colorful metamorphic that always adds an interesting uniqueness to the usual Sierra granite. I haven't explored all the lakes but like the little Blue Lake area most. Late August that lake side has nice areas of yellow rabbitbush blooming. Also late spring after the road opens, I want to get an early morning image of snow covered South Peak (name not on topo). Of course lots of people rave about rugged Lundy Canyon just to the south, especialy in the fall. Just north is much less visited due to the long dirt road trailhead, Green Creek. I think the areas and peaks above East Lake are the more scenic of the three. ...David
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