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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby mokelumnekid » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:00 pm

Come to think of it, the long meadow on the east side of Matthes Crest might be a good spot, especially near the southern end. I've been there many times but don't have any good pics. Here is one I found online, from earlier in the year:

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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby balzaccom » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:43 pm

I agree with BIg Wet Meadow in SEKI, but here are a couple from our recent adventures that also might fill the bill.

The first is below Bear Trap Lake in Long Canyon---above the West Walker River in the new section of the Hoover Wilderness. Thisis shot early this summer, but it gives you an idea of the scenery:


http://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/W ... 8822933282

The second one might be Walker Meadow in the same general area...north of Fremont Lake. This one has more volcanic peaks:

http://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/W ... 5489267234

And the last one is Kerrick Canyon just north of Matterhorn Canyon in Yosemite National Park...:

http://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/T ... 7502022754
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby oldranger » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:04 am

Maverick

Maybe perfect is the wrong word. As sssdave suggested there are many elements, and timing, as you prove time after time, is critical to the great photo op. Anyhow while looking and pondering I thought of one more place I visited about 35 years ago. Lyle fork of the Merced. (somebody mentioned it earlier in this thread but it was a somewhat vague suggestion.) But I remember Ansel Adams photo of the meadow and peaks in the background. I think Doyle posted one in the last couple of years.

Anyhow from my point of view it is all good, er no, "Great."

Oh yes thanks for your provocative questions for the forum!

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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby Cross Country » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:41 pm

I once day hiked Grinnell Lake. It rained at Fish Camp in the morning. At the meadow below the lake it had snowed. I had left my camera at Fish Camp. It was the best view of a meadow I have ever seen. As I arrived at the meadow I was sooo disappointed that I didn't have my camera. I actually considered hiking back down just to get my camera. The problem was that I had been sick that entire solo trip. Boy was I a hard core backpacker in those days. Backpacking sick?
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby BrianF » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:31 pm

Here is one from this last weekend at Upper Golden Trout lake of Mt. Humphreys. I am not anywhere near the photographer that you guys are but Maverick could do this justice.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby lostcoyote » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:23 am

i would offer this one...

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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby East Side Hiker » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:49 pm

How about Horse Mdw up in the Cherry Creek drainage?
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby evan » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:45 pm

lost coyote- Is that meadow in or around Ionain Basin? That place looks like a fly fishermens Heaven! PM if you wish not to disclose on the open forum? - Thanks!

gary c- Gorgeous meadow! Where, might I inquire is Lyell Fork? PM if you'd like - Thanks!
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby gary c. » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:33 pm

evan wrote:gary c- Gorgeous meadow! Where, might I inquire is Lyell Fork? PM if you'd like - Thanks!

Evan, that picture was taken from the trail between Tuolumne Meadows and Donohue Pass.
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Re: Seeking that perfect meadow

Postby lostcoyote » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:32 pm

evan wrote:lost coyote- Is that meadow in or around Ionain Basin? That place looks like a fly fishermens Heaven! PM if you wish not to disclose on the open forum? - Thanks!


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