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

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

Postby limpingcrab » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:13 pm

I skimmed but didn't read all the posts. Pyra-queen col is more mellow than it looks but it's a lot of work getting from there down to the lake. As others have said, no fish in Kaweah Basin but the fish in Picket Creek drainage are definitely food sized. Not huge but good for that elevation, and chunky guys instead of the giant-headed alpine things in some areas.
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Kaweah Waterfall.jpg

Not a bad place to hang out!



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

Postby Bluewater » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:02 am

Those are some very nice Kaweah Basin photos limpingcrab. Thanks.


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

Postby Hobbes » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:30 pm

no fish in Kaweah Basin but the fish in Picket Creek drainage are definitely food sized.


Depending on my luck, I might be able to haul up some Kern river rainbows. It looks to be around 3.5 miles from the HST @ Junction mdw. 2 of those miles are via trail, so say 2 hrs total to get to the meet-up lake. That wouldn't be too bad out of water.
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Postby Jimr » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:39 pm

I may be able to do the same. I plan on taking a full day to hike and fish down and up the Kern from picket creek down about 6 to 8 miles, then back.
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Hobbes » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:52 am

Excellent. So we can count on you to once again carry a heavy stove, pan and oil/condiments for a proper fish fry? :yummy:

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My probable route has two nights below 10k before the meet-up, so I'm planning on making small fires and using branches to roast some natives on spits.
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Postby Jimr » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:11 am

I replaced the heavy stove with two ISO/Butane stove heads. One for water and one with a wider flame spreader for the frying pan. The rest of the condiments will be there for a proper fish fry, and some hot peppers for Mav. :eek: Maybe I'll bring some of Da Bomb :crybaby: Bottled insanity.
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby maverick » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:55 am

How many attending are chocoholics? If enough of you are, know Oleander is, will
conduct a chocolate tasting at Island Lake too. :)
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Jimr » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:03 pm

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

Postby richlong8 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:28 pm

Count me in. I have not been into Kaweah Basin, but the photo ops and solitude look great, and I have the rest of the winter to plan a nice, long trip from somewhere to get there.
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Postby richlong8 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:29 pm

Easiest cross country backpacking route into Kaweah Basin from Kern-Kaweah River area east of Colby Pass? or is there an easier route?
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby sekihiker » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:07 am

richlong8 wrote:Easiest cross country backpacking route into Kaweah Basin from Kern-Kaweah River area east of Colby Pass? or is there an easier route?

Yes, the easiest way into Kaweah Basin is from the Kern-Kaweah River.
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Re: Maverick's 2015 Annual HST Meet-Up 7/22-7/24/15

Postby Bluewater » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:48 pm

For anyone heading up to Kaweah Basin for the first time these maps might help with the cross country sections. XC route from the Kern Kaweah River to Island Lake in Kaweah Basin:

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And the route from the Kern Kaweah River to Picket Lake:

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