Cherry Creek+Jack Main Canyon+Merced Lake TR

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Cherry Creek+Jack Main Canyon+Merced Lake TR

Post by bill-e-g » Tue May 31, 2011 9:05 am

Nice. When called on Friday to get a permit the lady said "Kibbie Lake is full and so is Eleanor".
To which I responded "don't wanna go there and I guess a lot of people want to flop around in the snow".
Surprised like heck to see absolutely no cars at Shingle Springs or lower on Saturday morning.
Went here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.c ... reekCanyon" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Cherry Creek Canyon TR

Post by maverick » Tue May 31, 2011 9:20 am

Hi Bill

Welcome to HST!
Thanks for posting your TR, and pictures, especially the rooster. I didn't know they were
indigenous to the Cherry Creek area. :D
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Re: Cherry Creek Canyon TR

Post by bill-e-g » Tue May 31, 2011 10:00 am

Uh.. ok. It's David's fault, he mentioned someone posted a pix of Kibbie and I found it here...
and then you made me register to see the Mattie pix.

Anyway, if ppl are interested can poke around picasa site.

Best Trip so far this year was Jack Main though, 2 weeks ago:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/JackMain" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ok, maybe this one with the wifie was ok too:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.c ... MercedLake" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Cherry Creek Canyon TR

Post by maverick » Tue May 31, 2011 11:18 am

Hi Bill

These TR's really give us the flavor of what people should be expect when going out this
time of the year.
The April trip to Merced Lake must have been really fun, really liked seeing the falls
with snow at the bottom, also seeing Merced Lake still frozen.
The trip up to Wilma Lake, thru Jack Main, and Vernon Lake still mostly frozen are all
unique to see under these condition.
How many days did you spend out on each trip?
Thanks again for posting!
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Re: Cherry Creek+Jack Main Canyon+Merced Lake TR

Post by bill-e-g » Tue May 31, 2011 5:28 pm

Merced Lake was a leisurely 4 day trip.
Jack Main was 4 days also. 2 difficult days followed by 2 almost lounging days.

Done a lot more (it's been an obsession since started doing this 15 yrs ago) already this year...
If anyone looks a the picasa site they'll know I'm certified nuts. I'll leave it at that.

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Re: Cherry Creek+Jack Main Canyon+Merced Lake TR

Post by oldranger » Tue May 31, 2011 6:29 pm

OUTSTANDING! :) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Cherry Creek+Jack Main Canyon+Merced Lake TR

Post by paula53 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:48 pm

Thank-you for posting those beautiful pictures. I have never backpacked in the snow, but after seeing what you & your wife did, I'm game. I am ready to get up and go! =D>

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Re: Cherry Creek+Jack Main Canyon+Merced Lake TR

Post by richlong8 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:19 am

outstanding trip and photos- thanks for posting

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Re: Cherry Creek+Jack Main Canyon+Merced Lake TR

Post by jessegooddog » Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:59 pm

Loved the rattlers, I have never seen 4 snuggled in together!

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