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TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby lvray » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:11 am

Took a short 2 night backpacking trip to beautiful Little Lakes Valley. Still plenty of snow in the high country. Days were pleasant, nights were quite cold.
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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:21 pm

Very nice, enjoyed the photo's. Nice to see the conditions at that elevation. :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.

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: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby hikerdude87 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:29 pm

Great photos! Looking very beautiful up there. Is the road already opened to the Mosquito Flat TH?
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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby lvray » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:30 pm

hikerdude87 wrote:Great photos! Looking very beautiful up there. Is the road already opened to the Mosquito Flat TH?


No, it is clear as far as the pack station. The gate was actually open, but obviously unplowed and still some heavy snow cover, especially in shaded areas. There is probably a foot or more of snow in the parking area at Mosquito Flat. Snow was to almost fully covering bear boxes.
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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby Plumgold1 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:13 pm

Awesome!

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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby dougieb » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:55 pm

Very cool, looks like a winter wonderland out there. Just curious, what temp sleeping bag were you using?
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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby lvray » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:45 pm

dougieb wrote:Very cool, looks like a winter wonderland out there. Just curious, what temp sleeping bag were you using?


I was using a slightly older MontBell U.L. Super Spiral Hugger #1 with 800 fill. Exact model no longer made. Believe original rating was 15, but rerated to 20 in later years.
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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby DAVELA » Fri May 13, 2016 4:51 am

So much snow,so late... and beautiful!Wonder if road is open to mf trailhead now?
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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby cmon4day » Fri May 13, 2016 7:44 am

Absolutely Beautiful!!!!
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Re: TR: Little Lakes Valley 4/19-21/16

Postby Pulldownfrenzy » Tue May 17, 2016 1:07 pm

Beautiful - thank you for posting! Looked like a serene and scenic trip.
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