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

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

Postby KathyW » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:38 pm

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

Postby orbitor » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:47 pm

In terms of destination, I'm fine with either Wright Lakes, Wallace Lakes or the Upper Kern Basin. My objectives are peakbagging-related. Thus, I would be interested in climbing the following, depending where it is agreed to camp:
Wright Lakes - Tyndall from the south (had to give it up on the Williamson trip last month due to the storm), Barnard
Wallace Lakes - Russell, Hale, Young
Upper Kern - Midway and Milestone Mountains

I'm also an advocate of using one of the established trails to get over the Sierra Crest (if coming from the east).
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:23 pm

Might be interested. :) I'll put it on the calendar for now.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:26 pm

Snowy wrote:

Might be interested. :) I'll put it on the calendar for now.


That would be great Snowy!!
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby oleander » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:23 pm

Six pages of posts and not a single mention of Tulainyo Lake?

Wallace is a very long way from anywhere...I swore that if I could ever make it back there (last visit 1992), Tulainyo is an absolute must-see.

And, I have to mention the Whitney-Russell Pass and the Whitney Mountaineering Route as a fun way to exit that area! (I just came down it barely over one week ago.) W-R Pass itself is easy (except for the high altitude, 13k). At Iceberg Lake, when you meet up with the Mountaineering Route, better to follow someone down who knows the way. It's a pretty beaten trail at this point and easy to follow in most places; but still. And you MUST be comfortable with the idea of doing a couple of very exposed Class 3 moves with your full pack, at the Ebersbacher Ledges. When you get your permit, if through Inyo, your permit type must be "Cross country visiting Whitney Zone" (as distinct from a Whitney "entry" or "exit"), with a specified exit of North Fork Lone Pine Creek. You need a Wag Bag; but don't need to start using it till you actually enter the Whitney Zone. Anyway, the beauty of this descent rivals that of any eastside entries/exits I have ever done.

I will consider joining the group, for sure.

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

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:37 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

This area was specifically picked for the beautiful lakes, which definitely includes
Tulainyo, great fishing, sublime scenery, and outstanding peak bagging.
As you mention there are numerous entry and exit opportunities which one can put
together making an extended trip.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:09 pm

orbiter, I would be interested in Milestone, Midway, Hale and Young. :nod:
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby rlown » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:34 pm

anyone actually fished the area? intel? pretty is nice, otherwise, elsewhere.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:56 pm

I fished the upper Wrights Lake area this summer. See my trip report. Fish, yes, but kind of a stark area for camping. Wallace Lake is prettier and I have seen fish, but not fished Wallace Lake myself.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:03 pm

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

Postby Jimr » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:22 pm

As long as the dates don't interfere with my end of month/beginning of month duties (accountant), I'll keep it penciled in. I'm seriously looking at a Horseshoe Meadow to Shepherd Pass shuttle trip.
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Re: 2014 Member Meet-up 7/22-7/27

Postby maverick » Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:39 pm

Great Jimr! :thumbsup: You will probably be able to work out a car shuttle or other arrangement
with someone else who is interested in coming.
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