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Most visited sections?

Postby maverick » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:20 pm

During your long or short backpacking career which 3 of these areas in the Sierra Nevada
have you visited the most? 1. E 2. F 3. D

A. Tahoe Basin to Northern Border of Yosemite

B. Yosemite NP

C. Sierra NF

D. Inyo NF

E. Kings Canyon NP

F. Sequoia NP

G. Sequoia NF
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby balzaccom » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:26 pm

Either A or B. WE have a friend in Sonora whose house often serves as a launch pad for our hikes. I think we've done more in Yosemite, but some of those also started in Emigrant. ANd when you include Desolation, Carson-Iceberg, Emigrant and Carson Pass all in one area....

Nope. Still more in Yosemite.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby giantbrookie » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:35 pm

maverick wrote:During your long or short backpacking career which 3 of these areas in the Sierra Nevada
have you visited the most? 1. E 2. F 3. D

A. Tahoe Basin to Northern Border of Yosemite
B. Yosemite NP
C. Sierra NF
D. Inyo NF
E. Kings Canyon NP
F. Sequoia NP
G. Sequoia NF

I am not exactly sure on the statistics, given that it has been so many trips. I think there are some gaps here because the north part of the east side is actually Toiyabe, but perhaps this counts as "A". Also my "A" would extend well north of Tahoe Basin. Prior to about 1993 I think the spread of trips would have been 1. D overwhelmingly, with 2. being fairly close between E and B.

1993-2005 saw a significant increase in trips in the northern Sierra from Desolation northward, so that it would have been something like. 1. A, 2. E. and D. nearly tied, and not too far behind no.1. 4. C and B fairly close. From 1993-1997 A,E, and D were more or less equal for no. 1, then the longer trips tailed off after 1998, so E wasn't as frequently visited, unfortunately.

Since moving to Fresno in 2005 and also reducing the number of trips (trend started in 2002 with arrival of first child) it's been 1. overwhelmingly C, 2. B
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:44 pm

Evenly distributed in all areas Yosemite and south, both east and west sides. For some reason I am not fond of the Tahoe area and do little backpacking north of Sonora Pass.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby LMBSGV » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:21 pm

Taking in the last 35 years, it would break down to:

1. B
2. D
3. E

If I take in only the last 15 years it's more:

1. D (and that's partially to get into E and F from trailheads).
2. E
3. F
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby rlown » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:28 pm

maverick wrote:
During your long or short backpacking career which 3 of these areas in the Sierra Nevada
have you visited the most? 1. E 2. F 3. D

A. Tahoe Basin to Northern Border of Yosemite
B. Yosemite NP
C. Sierra NF
D. Inyo NF
E. Kings Canyon NP
F. Sequoia NP
G. Sequoia NF


In priority order over the last years, B, D, C, A

Probably missing out on SEKI.. It just looked steep w/o nice fishing.. maybe a false perception on my part.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby Cross Country » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:46 pm

E. For me it has so many of the best places.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby vandman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:37 am

1. Kings Canyon NP(my Goddard topo is worn out)
2. Tahoe Basin
3. Sequoia NP
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby markskor » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:53 am

B...
At least once a year since 1968.
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby Troutdog 59 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:57 am

I've lived in Clovis since 95 so C is the closest and my top 3 would be:

1. C,
2. E, and
3. D.

But if I have my way, I'll visit them all at least once!!!
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby panamint » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:34 pm

1st D
2nd G
3rdC
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Re: Most visited sections?

Postby SSSdave » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:00 pm

Probably the only old guy here that can provide an accurate count. Day hiking much more of course. But just backpacking:

A. Tahoe Basin to Northern Border of Yosemite 14 7 6 2 1 3 3 = 36

B. Yosemite NP 27
Stanislaus NF/Yosemite 7
Inyo NF/Yosemite 2
Toyabe NF/Yosemite 1 = 37

C. Sierra NF 2 1 20 = 23

D. Inyo NF 20 2 29 = 51

E. Kings Canyon NP = 1
Inyo NF/Kings Canyon NP 15 = 16

F. Sequoia NP = 8

G. Sequoia NF = 0
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