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Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Quick Trip
« on: October 08, 2017, 07:08:31 PM »
Made a quick trip from Wednesday until Sunday, not the usual two weeks we love. Also.....because RC was closed for reservations and we hate going up to be shut out of good spots, we reserved and went to Twin Lakes.

Just got home and while it was the Sierras, just feel short handed as we were not at the creek!

Will post more with pics later, time to unpack and ready for the daily work grind tomorrow.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Interesting Weather
« on: September 22, 2017, 12:53:24 PM »
Had original plans to hike into Hiltons Wednesday, two days ago, and come out Sunday. Now glad things changed and was unable to make the trip. Did not want to haul in winter gear yet, its only September! Would have been pretty back there, but more weight for sure to enjoy it.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 30, 2017, 06:04:51 PM »
Nice viewpoint....CANNONBALL !!

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: flooding /campground closures
« on: June 26, 2017, 09:00:55 AM »
I'm packing today and sending them food tomorrow. Hope I do not end up like a buffet.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Ideas on water fill
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:10:00 PM »
It will be in 114 again as it probably was a few years back. Happy hour starts about 3:30/4:00pm. Hope to see you all there.

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She said about Iris, but wonder if it also affected Big Meadow? Could be the area I am thinking of and it would affect both if it cut loose. Will have to trek that way in a few weeks to see what's goin on.

Could be some big hungry fish in that body of water!!

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Ideas on water fill
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
Are you planning on heading up the road in July to attend the CLUB gathering?

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I'm guessing it is the area about 1/8th mile below the Palisade Cabins. I fish the area a few times a year, and it is only spot that makes sense to me. It has been more of a muddy gooey meadow to the left of the creek as you go down. It is a large area, so if its filled up with water, would make quite a mess. Right below, the creek sides rise up in sort of a narrows effect so that would really make the water race down.

20 days until we head up. Starting to wonder how it will play out.......

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Ideas on water fill
« on: June 04, 2017, 07:54:08 AM »
111 is across from the restrooms. I believe there is a faucet there also, across the road from the site. Many of the faucets do not have hose threads.

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Ha Ha Ha, Backpacking-Car Camping-Trailer Camping. Now there is a new one, Wheelbarrow Camping! :lol2:

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Campground Help
« on: June 03, 2017, 11:19:37 AM »
After spending days in French Camp for Rocktober last year, agree with Retired. Would prefer French over Iris for sure. I think you are smart with reservations as I have gone in the past to find no decent spots in the whole canyon. And that was tent camping. Way harder to find spots to fit a trailer on the get go. Especially up there if it is larger then 24 feet.

With East Fork not open, that will have a major impact as its the biggest camp up there. Pine Grove and Upper Pine will also create more impact also.

No matter, it will be good for you as you will be up there, and I will be at home! :(

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Honestly, with the conditions this year, the time you are going I would book a spot in French Camp. While it is lower elevation, it has nice spots nestled in pinion pines. Easy access to Toms Place and good to hit other areas without having to come down canyon. And if it matters to you, cell service is still attainable.

Even if the campgrounds are open, spots might be limited as some could still be covered in snow reducing what is available. I have done the drive to come up empty with no good spots. Not a fun way to start the vacation.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Request RCL Info
« on: April 28, 2017, 05:42:45 PM »
You go to a gym Terry? I did not know the have casting machines to work out on! :lol2:

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Request RCL Info
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:35:42 AM »
Hey, what's all that white stuff in my camping spot!

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
« on: March 16, 2017, 09:21:53 AM »
Visible proof of what a hard life it was to live there. I think that beats out the nastiness of the summer!

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Parking in the campgrounds
« on: March 04, 2017, 09:49:43 AM »
Not sure if it different for other campgrounds (doubt it as they are run by the same entity). East Fork has overflow parking By the Camp host sites. It is $7 per vehicle per day. Trailers count as one so the trailer and tow vehicle will take up the reservation spot. Also depends on the spot and trailer size, as some will not be able to fit both without the vehicle sticking into the road.

Do you have reservations for a spot? Depending on the trailer size, that time of year will be taking a big risk as spots are packed with people. What even might be available, good chance it will not fit a trailer of any size, or the pad might be at an angle that will not be able to level the trailer. Do not want to sound bad, but it would really stink to haul up there and have no place to park it.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Beginner Fly Fishing
« on: February 28, 2017, 10:50:31 AM »
Head patting and stomach rubbing, you can always practice on JoJo.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Suggestions
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:50:15 AM »
Bishop Creek, Sabrina Lake, and South Lake are great places. All a stones throw from each other.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:19:26 AM »
Hey Carol, coming up there in a few days. Can I stop by your place to charge my Drone batteries?.......

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:19:44 AM »
The power of water....it is always under estimated.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: February 01, 2017, 09:35:53 AM »
Great water for sure! Should be blasting out of the pipe this year.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 29, 2017, 10:48:12 AM »
The phone booth is wearing a snow beanie!! :lol2:

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:40:59 PM »
Another from Scout. Thanks for giving us the Birds Eye View.  This is the view looking North/West from the top of the hill before it drops down to the Hilton Residential area and above Crowley Lake.


I just took this from the top of the ridge on Oha...did I ever tell you how it got it's name?...one version anyway...when they were building the road in 1931, everybody called the foreman of the project " old horse's ass"...oha.    Lots of snow out there.



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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:27:18 PM »
We need to remember this is only mid/late January. In the years past most of the issue was that February through April turned dry. Hoping that is not the case as we need more this season and repeat for a few years to come. If we do not get more of this, it will be melted away by April. Sorry Scout, but bring it on!! If I need to I will come up and help you  :wood:

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Lots of snow, part 2
« on: January 25, 2017, 10:51:40 AM »
More from Scout:
This is Crowley Lake Drive between Toms Place and Crowley Lake. Only about a lane and a half until the blower gets there.

For us old timers, this was the road from Toms Place until McGee Creek when it hooked back up to Hwy 395. The hill top before dropping down to Hilton Creek and Crowley lake was always a white knuckle stretch in snow and icy conditions!!


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