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Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

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Nine Lakes meeting location (and extra spot on permit)

Postby oleander » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:42 pm

First I want to say that I have an extra spot on my July 18 Crescent Meadow permit. If anyone is still in need of a permit, you can walk in with me. You'd need to let me know by this Friday, the 10th as I'll be offline after that.

Secondly it looks like at least two of us (Rocky Road and me) are meeting up in Nine Lakes Basin - the first lake, the heart-shaped one - on eve of the 19th for a morning start over Pants Pass on the 20th. Look for an Asian man in a Tilley hat (RR) and the white woman in bright royal-blue gaiters (me). Any and all welcome!

Here's my more refined itinerary (ridiculously detailed when you consider what the weather is capable of messing up):

18: Crescent Meadow to Buck Creek
19: Buck Creek to first lake in Nine Lakes Basin
20: Nine Lakes Basin, and over Pants Pass to one of the lakes east/northeast of that pass. This is in the Kern-Kaweah Basin, somewhere on the walk between Pants Pass and the north side of Picket Guard Pass.
21: Over Picket Guard Pass to Picket Guard Lake
22: Walk past Island Lake and see if anyone from HST is there yet. Continue to Red Spur Basin. Camp at the first lake encountered over the shoulder; or on the northeastern side of the smaller lake just south of that first lake (good swimming per Maverick)
23: Explore Red Spur Basin; end up at Island Lake and camp there by afternoon
24: To Upper Kaweah Basin
25: Over Pyra-Queen Col to Hamilton Lake
26: Out to Crescent Meadow

Cheers,
Elizabeth



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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby richlong8 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:28 pm

I want to leave my car at Shepherd Pass, and then go to Horseshoe Meadows, where I have my entry permit. I am going to call Lone Pine Shuttle and inquire about being picked up at Shepherd Pass trailhead on Thursday morning, July 16th, and driven to Horseshoe. Anyone doing else doing Horseshoe to Shepherd- I am going thru Miter Basin.
The shuttle is cheaper if there is more than one person, or we could shuttle our own cars. ??

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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Hobbes » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:59 pm

Jim and two buddies are planning on dropping a car @ Shepherd Sun 7/19 and then heading to Horseshoe that same day to get an afternoon start. They are hiking from Trail pass down to the Kern river, up the river trail to the meet-up, then further up to the Kern basin and back-out via Shepherd. Don't know if that lines up with your dates.

I'm going in/out of Shepherd.
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Re: Nine Lakes meeting location (and extra spot on permit)

Postby Hobbes » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:05 pm

oleander wrote:Look for a white woman in bright royal-blue gaiters (me).


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Oleander, JimR, Hobbes:

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Maverick, Schmalz, JimR:

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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Jimr » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:11 pm

Actually, I'm dragging two more with me.
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby maverick » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:18 pm

Actually, I'm dragging two more with me.


So there will be 5 in your group alone Jim?
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby richlong8 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:37 pm

My exit date is Sunday, the 25th
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Jimr » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:10 pm

until we meet up with Hobbes
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Hobbes » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:03 pm

Rich, I think Jim and his (now 4) buddies + myself are planning on hiking out Sat. If you can convince them to wait till Sun, or decide to leave Sat, then you might be able to catch a ride back to your car @ HM.

Jim, did you convince your kids to come along? :whistle:
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby richlong8 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:26 pm

if there's room, that would be a great option, to catch a ride back to Horseshoe.
I can make saturday work. if I know ahead of time, I will just start on the 15th, instead of the 16th, and leave on the 25th, instead of the 26th
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Jimr » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:19 am

Kids? no way on this green earth =; They can't hang more than over night without aborting. John called last Sun. and asked if his son and his son's girlfriend can come along. The more the merrier. His son Matt fly fishes too, so I can leapfrog up the Kern with him while the others pick their own speed. I just got word that Matt makes excellent fish tacos. Perhaps a third person to haul fish to the meetup. At least I won't be the only one with a frying pan.

Rich, our vehicles are maxed out on bodies and we're not sure if we are going out Sat or Sun. I have options for both in case we don't want to haul all of the way from Kern headwaters to the bottom of Shepherd. If I could offer a ride, I would, but the only room would be on top.
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby richlong8 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:35 am

I understand.I am late asking. Work has kept me extra busy this year. I am just going to play it by ear, if something happens to open up to get a ride to Horseshoe from Shepherd Pass trailhead, otherwise, I just make my way back to Horseshoe Meadows. And going mid-week, changing permits is easy.... I am thinking more and more of changing my itinerary and just go up Shepherd, and come back the same, and I can cover different country on the west side of Shepherd very easily on the way out, than I cover on the way into Kaweah. Its all good, looking forward to going, and meeting others in person.
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