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Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:43 pm

Will not make this one- I am going to Wyoming for the summer of 2016.

The last time I was at this lake, I diverted from the High Route over the pass quarter mile east-southeast of Pt. 11810. It is a horrible pass - NOT recommended. Seemed like a good short-cut at the time, but I would not do it again. Stay on Forrester Creek and drop to the trail, drop down the trail and then go up the Lyell Fork. Yes, much more distance, but a LOT easier and safer.



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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Rockyroad » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:51 pm

Hmm. My first thoughts are to come in from Tuolumne up Rafferty Creek. Then out over Rogers Pass and either up Lyell Canyon or down to Mammoth for a shuttle. Lots of time to plan.
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby sparky » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:00 am

Awesome. I will do what I can to try to make it next year :thumbsup:
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby markskor » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:55 am

Having visited the proposed "meet-up" area numerous times, agree with the OldRanger that this a special place, seldom visited, yet spectacular...actually mixed feelings as selfishly desire this pristine nook Sierra continued as a well-kept secret. Oh well.

Many possible routes to the Hutchings Creek drainage...maybe a few long mile days but can be done almost all trail...at most, class 2.
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- Mono Meadows TH - Red Peak Pass trail to Triple Peak fork - high Isberg trail and down to the Lyell fork.
- or Rafferty Creek TH - Voglesang Pass - high trail past Cony Crags and down again to the the Lyell Fork.
- or Merced River trail, all the way up from Happy Isles.
- or...Once, came over from Catherine - Twin Island - Blue Lake - Rockbound - crossed the ridge just north of Long Mountain - and picked up the trail again west of Harriets. BTW, Rodgers Pass (a scree/talus fest) or the Lyell Col north - not recommended for the faint of heart.

Whatever trail taken, better prepare for a long week...10 days here would do me better, but I'm slow.

FYI, good fishing on route but not so much once into Hutchings Creek/Lyell Fork drainage.
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby maverick » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:24 pm

WD wrote:
Will not make this one- I am going to Wyoming for the summer of 2016.


Darn, will miss the opportunity to meet you again. :(


Rochyroad wrote:
Hmm. My first thoughts are to come in from Tuolumne up Rafferty Creek. Then out over Rogers Pass and either up Lyell Canyon or down to Mammoth for a shuttle. Lots of time to plan.


Hey Rocky, looking forward to seeing you there, lots of route choices available. :nod:


Sparky wrote:
Awesome. I will do what I can to try to make it next year :thumbsup:


Awesome is right, it has been a while Sparky, hopefully we will get a chance to do something even sooner. ;)
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby oleander » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:30 pm

I'm in. :cool:
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby maverick » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:13 am

Oleander wrote:
I'm in. :cool:


Never would have questioned that. :nod:
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:09 am

I can come - now that I am my own boss, the cranky old tart in charge can be generous. However, the many bills to pay might demand more of my time this coming year, so it may come down to the Wonderland trail vs. HST....

That would look to be a nice centerpiece for a six day trip in that area. I shall talk to the significant alien and see what he thinks.
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby maverick » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:57 am

I can come - now that I am my own boss, the cranky old tart in charge can be generous. However, the many bills to pay might demand more of my time this coming year, so it may come down to the Wonderland trail vs. HST....

That would look to be a nice centerpiece for a six day trip in that area. I shall talk to the significant alien and see what he thinks.


Cool, that would be great AT! Would the significant alien becoming too?
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Re: Maverick's 2016 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:08 pm

maverick wrote:
I can come - now that I am my own boss, the cranky old tart in charge can be generous. However, the many bills to pay might demand more of my time this coming year, so it may come down to the Wonderland trail vs. HST....

That would look to be a nice centerpiece for a six day trip in that area. I shall talk to the significant alien and see what he thinks.


Cool, that would be great AT! Would the significant alien becoming too?


He would - if he can get time off. His employer is less forgiving. He also tends to not like cross country so much, but routing us in via Lillian and Lady lakes might be enough incentive. He likes that area.
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