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East Lake conditions?

Postby Stevehymon » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:11 pm

Hi folks. Taking the girlfriend and new dog up to East Lake out of Green Creek TH next week (never been there, hear it's nice). I also hear the lake sometimes gets drawn down a bit in low water years. Anyone been up there in past couple of weeks with some intel? I trust HST more than some dude on phone in FS office. Thanks, Steve



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Re: East Lake conditions?

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:32 pm

I could be way off base here, but I think even with the worst drawdown, East Lake is such a deep lake that I don't think it will make much of an impact on the lake perimeter, the beauty of the lake, fishing, etc. I don't recall it having anything like a check dam on it, let alone a real one, nor is it one of those lakes with a big terminal moraine impoundment that may be fairly permeable. Again, I haven't been there this year, nor have I been there following dry years, but I'm willing to bet that the water level won't be that far below the full line. I think East Lake is a very fine destination for an easy trip. It has beautiful scenery. It is large and easy to find a good campsite with privacy, and, if you like fishing, the fishing is good.
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Re: East Lake conditions?

Postby tomba » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:09 pm

I was there late August last year (similarly dry year) and I didn't notice water level being down.
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Re: East Lake conditions?

Postby Stevehymon » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:56 pm

Awesome -- thanks to both of you for the info! We do like to fish and we're looking forward to a couple quiet days trying out East Lake and surrounding area. Looks like good weather, so should be a fun and pretty easy trip.

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Steve
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Re: East Lake conditions?

Postby tomba » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:56 pm

Oops, I noticed now that you asked near Green Creek (Hoover Wilderness). I was at East Lake in Kings Canyon National Park, on a loop through Sphinx Lakes and Longley Pass.
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Re: East Lake conditions?

Postby bytwerk » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:46 pm

I was there two weeks ago. Lots and lots of water. No bugs.
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