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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: INYO County - 'Pleasant' (Valley) Fire
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:45:44 AM »
Read a few speculations that the fire started at PVR campground. Some also said that they thought that PVR campground is burned.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: 2 day backpacking trip help
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:49:06 AM »
I think that the Cottonwood Lakes would be an excellent choice. Keep in mind that the trout season in the CL does not open until July1st. Twenty Lakes basin where wshawkins has been writing about would also be a great option. Cottonwood Lakes would be an almost guarantee on catching a golden.

Anything Goes / Re: Any deals that you couldn't pass up?
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:28:31 AM »
I can picture the promotions in my mind. "So steep that you might die but we send you out for cheap"  :rotflmao:

As for the web site here is an example of how much the sales are jumping around. I ordered my wife one of these coats this morning for $37.49 but this evening they have bumped up to $52.48. Steep and Cheap has some great deals when it comes to outdoor gear but you need to order when it's right which is always a changing.

Anything Goes / Re: Any deals that you couldn't pass up?
« on: December 11, 2017, 02:42:22 AM »
Sierra Trading Post and Steep & Cheap have really been fighting for their piece of on line sales. I got the down jacket at STP so cheap because it was on sale and then they had a day where they offered an additional 25% of any order. I always use Amazon for a price comparison check before ordering. Amazons free shipping can make a difference compared to some other deals.

Anything Goes / Re: fires
« on: December 10, 2017, 12:16:25 PM »
I live far from the fire but I have many friends that were evacuated. One friend lost their home in the Ventura fire. My prayers go out to all of those that were effected.

Anything Goes / Any deals that you couldn't pass up?
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:42:01 AM »
Since the site is so slow I figure everyone must be shopping the net for Christmas bargains. What have you bought?

I found a hooded down jacket for my grandson for $38. I don't expect a lot for that kind of money but couldn't beat the price for a 12yr old. I ordered myself a shoulder back for day hike fishing the high country. My wife has me shopping around for a dual k-cup/regular coffee maker but I haven't found the right one yet. I hope that you are all enjoying this time of year.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: 11/22 Missing Person Alert
« on: December 01, 2017, 04:19:15 PM »
Thanks for the update Maverick.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: R.J. Secor Passes Away
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:35:08 AM »
I haven't done enough cross country to have needed his books much but there is no other referenced or recommended more than his guides. He must have been a heck of a guy.

Anything Goes / Re: Entry into Yosemite could cost up to $70
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:38:59 PM »
Not that I go all that many times a year but somehow it makes me feel better that the proposed season pass would be $75. If you were to even go twice in the same season it wouldn't hardly be any increase at all.

Beautiful pictures, looks like a great trek. Your MTR meal looks a little higher class than the ones I've enjoyed at VVR. I have the loop on my bucket list.

Anything Goes / Another opertunity for free fly fishing classes.
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:59:12 AM »
For those closer to San Diego. Free to even the general public. How can you beat that price.

Eastern Sierra History / Re: The Story of the Pine Creek Tungsten Mine
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:48:53 AM »
I saw this video on the HST site and thought it would fit in here nicely. I'm not sure how to put it directly to the site but here is a link.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Onion Valley, Kearsarge Trail, Mattock Lake
« on: October 09, 2017, 02:57:57 AM »
Did you make it up to Kearsarge Pass? If so what did you think?

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Onion Valley, Kearsarge Trail, Mattock Lake
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:41:33 AM »
The Matlock Lakes are fishless. It was gill netted several years ago. Gilbert lake seemed to have a little bit bigger Brookies but I much preferred fishing at Flower Lake. There is also a couple of very nice camp sites at FL. Be sure and take your winter gear because this late in the season makes it very possible to have some very cold nights. Little Pothole has really small Brookies because it gets hit pretty hard by the day hikers. I never fished Heart Lake or Big Pothole Lake but I think a couple of others on here have. The view from Kearsarge Pass is one of my favorites and you won't be disappointed. The fishing at Kearsarge Lakes can be off the hook for little brookies.

Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 26, 2017, 01:49:40 AM »
I almost guess Tuolumne Meadows but I thought that there was a little too much snow. I really had no idea though.

Anything Goes / Re: posting pics
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:30:37 AM »
imgur is what was suggested to me from several people also.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Birthday Trip Recap
« on: September 19, 2017, 02:33:04 AM »
Sounds like a great trip. Catching so many nice fish is just frosting on the cake.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: 2017 North Fork Big Pine Creek
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:58:01 AM »
I love Sam Mack Meadows. We should be there this time next week.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:55:55 AM »
I've read a few reports and talked with some guys I know pretty well and everyone is saying that Cottonwood Lakes has been off so far this year. Lots of speculation as to late spring-wet year- whatever. Everyone still has hope and plans for improvement any day now of course.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: First Golden Trout for 2017
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:31:39 AM »

Those goldens are bigger than the ones I've caught so far this year. I've only made it as far as some small streams. Hoping to change that next week.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: LLV Trail Conditions
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:37:41 AM »

Anything Goes / Re: how to post pics
« on: July 31, 2017, 03:10:43 AM »
I've always used photo bucket also but things are changing. All of the other sites I go to people are saying the same thing. I got my notice a couple weeks ago that PB was changing to a fee subscription to have the ability to post to internet sites and it's not cheap. Go into my profile and look at my pictures. They are all gone!! All of my pictures on several sites are now gone and the posts are pretty much worthless. I'm surprised that more on here have not been notified or at least noticed there missing pictures. I need to decide on a new hosting site before I can post any other pictures in the forums. Rumor has it that many of the other hosting sites will be doing the same thing.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: 7/24 Missing Hiker Alert PCT Hiker
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:37:25 AM »
Thanks for the update Maverick. Such a shame and a terrible loss.

Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: Tioga Pass Area
« on: July 24, 2017, 01:24:05 AM »
Read this weekend that Saddlebag Lake store will not be opening at all this year and that there will be no ferry boat. Pretty hard to make a living if you can't open the doors for an entire year.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Snow level
« on: July 24, 2017, 01:21:12 AM »
Absolutely right about the season not opening in the Cottonwood area until July 1st. May is an iffy time for most high country lakes. Sometimes the roads are not even open yet and the lakes can still be frozen over. I did a backpack up to Long Lake over Memorial Day weekend a few years ago. We froze our butts off but the lakes were clear so the Treasure lakes would have been open also. Of course this year is a crazy one but I just saw pictures of Saddlebag Lake from this past weekend and it still has some ice on it.

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