TR: Pioneer Basin, July 15-July 21, 2019

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TR: Pioneer Basin, July 15-July 21, 2019

Post by LMBSGV » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:30 am

I finally managed to get this one done. It’s the usual format for my trip reports. During this quieter time of the year, I hope it's a pleasant diversion for anyone who cares to read it.

The photos are here.

http://laurencebrauer.com/ASITHSTripReports.html

Simply scroll down and click on the thrumbnail to see a particular photo.

The trip report is here:

http://laurencebrauer.com/Images/TripRe ... n-2019.pdf








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Re: TR: Pioneer Basin, July 15-July 21, 2019

Post by davidsheridan » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:57 pm

Wow, what a great TR and your photos are unbelievably good. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: TR: Pioneer Basin, July 15-July 21, 2019

Post by kpeter » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:12 pm

You are a gifted writer and photographer. Two times I have had to cancel trips to Pioneer Basin. It just moved back to the top of my list.
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Re: TR: Pioneer Basin, July 15-July 21, 2019

Post by Harlen » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:00 pm

davidsheridan wrote:
Wow, what a great TR and your photos are unbelievably good. Thanks for the inspiration!
I agree with David; nice photos! Love what you said about Thoreau- he's a timeless inspiration.
I do believe that pika's mom and dad were belding ground squirrels :nod:

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Re: TR: Pioneer Basin, July 15-July 21, 2019

Post by Mike M. » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:19 am

Laurence, a beautiful trip report and your photos are gorgeous.

I hiked in this area in August this summer, going over Mono Pass and then up to Grannell Lake the first few days of my trip. There was still a lot of snow on the pass, but not nearly as much as you experienced.

One note regarding your trip report: I don't think Picket Guard Lake and environs are visible from Pioneer Basin, even as expansive as that view is.

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Re: TR: Pioneer Basin, July 15-July 21, 2019

Post by LMBSGV » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:06 pm

Thanks everyone for all for the compliments. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Mike, regarding Picket Creek Lake, the reference is to the views in the entire Sierra with Picket Creek Lake as an example.

Harlen, for me any cute little rodent at that altitude looks like a pika. Why worry about facts? It may have been the Russians and not the Ukrainians, and even if it’s really a Beldings ground squirrel, it’s a pika to me, regardless of parentage.

The correction has been made on the photo caption and trip report. Thanks for your sharp eyes. The ears are the giveaway when one sees photos.

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