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

A forum to initiate member meet-up. Looking for a hiking/climbing/fishing/skiing/etc. partner, or are you planning a trip where you wouldn't mind having some company? Last minute invites can be just as fun as a well-planned group trip (sometimes even better) so don't be shy! And be sure to post a trip report to the appropriate forum when you get back.
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Post by Rockyroad » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:13 pm

So sorry to hear, Mav. I was looking forward to meeting you. Glad no major injuries.








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Post by richlong8 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:21 pm

Maverick: really sorry to hear about your accident. Like many others, I am sure, I was looking forward to meeting you in person. Get well soon.

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Post by Hobbes » Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:56 am

Wow, sorry to hear about that - hope you get better soon.

Who will MC the event; more importantly, plot the 3rd annual location in your absence? :evil:

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Post by maverick » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:39 am

Thanks everyone! I was really looking forward to this Meet-up, and really hope everything goes well with the healing, so at least our search for Matt in the Minarets in Sept will be a go.

Got a shot a Morphine as they let me out yestersday afternoon, came home, posted on HST, and then was out for almost 18 hrs straight. My neck and back are sore, doc said it will get worse for the next 2 days, and then better after that, hopefully.
Will be out from work for the rest of this week, will see about next week.

No MC needed Hobbes, the main thing is that you all get to meet each other, share stories about the Sierra, and hopefully make long lasting friendships! Oh, next years spot is already chosen. :unibrow:
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Post by Jimr » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:21 pm

Well, three of my 5 bailed, so it will be John and I following Hobbes up after we meetup in the Canyon.
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Post by Wandering Daisy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:25 pm

So far, I am going. Not yet sure of which route- will come in from the west - Mineral King, Crescent Meadow or Roads End.

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Post by Rockyroad » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:48 pm

I'm coming in from Crescent Meadows on Sat and plan to meet up with Oleander and anyone else in the area at the heart-shaped Nine Lakes Sunday evening.

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Post by Bluewater » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:51 pm

I've been working late and just saw your post Mav. I hope you feel better soon and I'm really sorry to hear about your accident. I will miss meeting you at the meetup but the most important thing of course is your recovery.

WD, I'm not sure if I read your post right but if you were asking about info on the route up to Kaweah Basin/Island Lake from the Kern-Kaweah I did a tr from last summer with detailed maps and photos of the route up from Rock Slide Lake. I was hiking up from the Kern and crossed at about 9,200, after the lake and through the top of the three waterfalls. From there it is an easy scramble up the north side of the creek, then cross at the log jam and follow the tarn before climbing up the final section on the west side of the creek. There is a very short class III part toward the top, but it wasn't a problem even with a pack with 7 days of food. From there it's a short stroll over easy slabs to Island Lake. That outlet if Island Lake is beautiful. I had dinner at the top of the waterfall, great views across the Kern.

If you're interested this is a link to the tr from last summer. It's long, the part about the route is in 'Day 2'. I hope this helps: http://seatosummitultralight.blogspot.c ... -2014.html

I'm hoping to try Picket Guard Pass and have appreciated your post and photos about that route.


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Post by Shawn » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:20 am

Hey Maverick -

Sure sorry to learn of your accident, but very glad to see you didn't get injured worse. Hope you are back to feeling well very soon (and taunting us with next years HST meet-up location).

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Post by Hobbes » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:34 am

Bluewater wrote:I crossed at about 9,200, after the lake and through the top of the three waterfalls. From there it is an easy scramble up the north side of the creek, then cross at the log jam and follow the tarn before climbing up the final section on the west side of the creek.
Thanx Andy, your detailed route map is perfect. Did Tom K give you the specifics about staying to the east of the (east fork) creek, then crossing to the west before the tarn? Based on his TR description, I had sketched out a rough route that was similar, but wasn't specific about which side(s) of the creek to stay on.

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Question: do you think you could cross Kern-Kaweah a little earlier to be able to arrive on the east side of the creek without the dog-leg? Or is it too bushy, or Rockslide too marshy, or the vertical cliff too obstructive? I guess we'll find you when we arrive and take a look.

On the way out, I think I'm going to follow your route as well - head up into the basin a bit for a gander, turn around & traverse the saddle, head to Picket lake, then follow the angled NW descent back down to the KK river.

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