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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:56 am

You will want to go back to Wales and Wallace Lakes earlier in the season. In spite of potential for mosquitoes, the wildflowers here are fantastic. I also camped (in my bivy sack) exactly at the outlet of Wales Lake- it was windy and wonderful, views both directions. Wales will always be one of my favorite Sierra lakes.



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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby Rockstar fisherman » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:41 pm

Excellent report and beautiful pictures. I don't even know where to begin complimenting, love the pics of climbing Mt. Russel, Tulainyo Lake, and Wales Lake. I never cared to ever visit Wales cuz as I understand it's fishless but, I may have to just for the scenery, Tulainyo is on my list for sure because it's setting is so dramatic and beautiful. Thanks for taking us along.

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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby lostcoyote » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:59 am

great shots.
thanks for posting them!
they bring back so many wonderful memories.
i've been to most of those places with the exception of tuylainyo & russel.
i love wales lake & especially the upper kern side canyon east of thunder mtn.

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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby quentinc » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:14 am

Thanks for all the kind comments!
Lostcoyote -- that side canyon sure is wonderful. I had to get moving to get back to my car in time, but it was awfully hard to leave.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby East Side Hiker » Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:45 pm

The picture just after "the beast lies just ahead to the right" again shows that ancient Sierra surface that wasn't glaciated. Thats what I love. So many great plants and micro-gardens in that old earth. Has that same picture been posted another time?

I just love Shepherds Pass. God it makes me wanna be there (in the summer of course).
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby Baffman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:48 pm

Really nice photos quentinc. (I almost used your real name!)

Awesome.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby evan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:29 am

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Absolutely breath taking shots (literally in some cases), I wouldnt be able to handle some of those summits you did so, kuddos to you! Loved the comments which accompanied the shots, completely one point! BTW good job doctoring with duct tape, never would have thought of that one! Gorgeous shots - great TR - inspiring! Thanks!
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby quentinc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:22 am

Thanks guys. JDunne -- I don't know, but I'm sure that "sliding board" angle of Russell is a very popular photography subject, so it's no surprise if it looks familiar.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby Cross Country » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:02 pm

It's such a treat seeing great pics from this area. I took 3 long trips into the upper Kern and stupid me, never took a camera. Fishing not withstanding this is my favorite area.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby maverick » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:49 pm

PM sent Q.
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