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2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby Jimr » Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:10 pm

Maybe the next meetup should be organized in the sensitive fishing reports section?
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby oleander » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:33 am

Jim: Nice job capturing the sunset in Wrights Basin!
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby maverick » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:56 pm

Jimr wrote:
Maybe the next meetup should be organized in the sensitive fishing reports section?


It is fine here in this section Jim, don't want HST members considering coming next year
thinking that fishing is the main objective of the Meet-up. It is one of many, but the most
important is that were doing this in the spirit of what HST stands for, which basically is
our love for the Sierra Mountain Range, getting to witness it, and enjoy it as a community
and with one another.
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby schmalz » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:11 am

http://calitrails.com/2014/08/18/horses ... t-whitney/

Here's an overview of the route that Jim and I took and the sights we had the chance to see.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby freestone » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:11 am

Great story and pictures! I especially appriciate the images on the east side of Shepards pass since I hope to be on that trail in late September.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby oleander » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:13 am

Great photos, Schmalz.

Your camp in Wrights Basin - was that Hobbes' "pothole lake"? Or a different one?

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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby schmalz » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:21 am

It was the pothole lake.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby Bluewater » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:43 am

Thank you Schmalz! Your photos are beautiful. I was in Kaweah Basin earlier that week and your photos take me right back there. Your pano of Wales Lake gives a great view of the whole area, making it another 'must see' place in the Sierra:)
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby maverick » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Nice job Schmalz! :thumbsup:
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby Jimr » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:00 pm

Excellent read Schmalz. Reading it almost makes me feel like I was there :unibrow:

Here's a few panos I just finished.
Image_MG_0156 - _MG_0161 by jrowley1961, on Flickr

Guess you need to click on the image to see the rest on Flickr
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