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Messages - Gary C.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Missing Person Alert Yosemite 8/11
« on: August 21, 2018, 02:26:09 AM »
Always heartbreaking to hear this kind of thing.

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Anything Goes / Re: Good Morning Peter Rabbit
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:26:32 AM »
Look pretty ambitious to me.

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Eastern Sierra History / Re: Cerro Gordo is for sale!
« on: August 17, 2018, 02:31:40 AM »
We stopped there last Saturday. Didn't drive back to the monument but took my visiting daughter and family into the museum.

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Anything Goes / Re: Sleeping Bag
« on: August 08, 2018, 02:53:46 AM »
If it were me I would go with something more along the 0 degree rating. Unfortunately most bags are way under rated warmth wise and I just like the big heavy keep you warm in the mountains type of bag. If it is too hot I'll open it up and peel it back until I find my comfort zone.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek this weekend
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:35:35 AM »
I'm so jealous

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Anything Goes / Re: Sleeping Bag
« on: August 07, 2018, 02:15:12 AM »
I just bought a Western Mountaineering down mummy bag this year for backpacking and have to admit it's awesome. I would think that it's too much money for someone just getting back into camping after 4yrs though. When I wanted new bags for the wife and I to use car camping a few years ago I went old school and have been very glad that I did. I went to either Sports Chalet or Big 5 and bought a couple of big heavy brown canvas bags with red flannel lining. They are big and wide and weigh something like 12lbs. They are thick and warm and the flannel is Sooo Comfy!! It's heaven on a chilly night.  I don't even know the Mfg but they are a cheap generic brand and I wish that I would have went with something  like Coleman or a little better quality.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Rock Creek Lake at first light.
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:48:34 AM »
Nice pictures 

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Trip report
« on: August 01, 2018, 02:34:53 AM »
I've never been too worried about the bears. Kind of scary hearing about one going through your tent.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Detroit Agate
« on: August 01, 2018, 02:32:35 AM »
Very nice panel. I had a 58 Chevy panel years ago. It was factory 4X4 with a hypo 396 out of corvette. Loved that truck and of course I wish I had never let it go.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: CW trail report July 26-29
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:24:39 AM »
Sounds like an awesome trip with your son. I'm sure that you guys will enjoy many more together in the future. There has been some crossbreeding in the lakes but for the most part the trout are goldens. Just because your fish was without the traditional splashes of gold doesn't mean it wasn't a golden. It could have been what I hear referred to as being in "silver phase". Hard to tell without a picture. Always good when the kids out fish you in one way or another.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Lake Vacation Recap
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:54:46 AM »
Sounds like a great vacation at the lake. Congratulations on coming son.

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PAC, We have been using the Sawyer product for years and no one has had a reaction yet. You would never even know the stuff is on your cloths except that you can tell the difference it makes. You will see the mosquitos land on the clothing but they take off again almost instantly. It's not 100% effective but well worth using. i don't know if they keep changing the formula or what but their claims seem to change from year to year. The current claims are that it will last 42 days or 6 washings.

We really lucked out this year considering how early we went. The mosquitos were at the worse at Mosquito Flats the evening that we arrived. I used DEET while were there. After that Debbie and I used Bullfrog and our friends Vince and Tania were able to get by using Avon's Skin So Soft.

Here is what we treat our clothes with.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sawyer-Products-Premium-Insect-Repellent-for-Clothing-and-Gear/19887389

LH, Vince's knee was a lot better by the time we put the packs back but it was still painful for him on the downhills.

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This is kind of a lame way to post a TR. Tried using a new picture host and didn't resize my pics the way I should have. Been trying to fix it off and on but they finally worked on the High Sierra Topix forum so I'm just posting a link. We had a great time and I hope that you can enjoy the report from there.

http://highsierratopix.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18587

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Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: Can't wait to get to the creek!
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:10:27 PM »
wshawkins, I had thought about spending the last night at Golden Lake but from the pictures I've seen and satellite views I don't see much in the way of camp site space? There are seven of us (5 tents). I've seen and walked past the trail up to GL before but never went up it. Also I assume that there is a use trail from the GL inlet to the trail near Summit Lake?

 As for the skeeters we are all bringing head nets and spraying our cloths with permethrin. I tell everyone to bring there preferred mosquito repellent but also pretty much insist that they bring at least  one small container of 100% DEET. I dislike using DEET as much as anyone but when the skeeters are really bad nothing works better.

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Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Can't wait to get to the creek!
« on: June 28, 2018, 03:07:03 AM »
It's almost three in the morning and I'm sitting here at work thinking I should just go home. Vacation starts at 7:30 and I'm not getting any work done anyhow. Just thinking about the Sierra. Saturday morning we p/u our permit and head for the Mosquito Flats BK camp and a Sunday morning start up the mountain. Taking it easy and keeping the hiking days short and fishing/resting time maximized. Mosquito Flats to Ruby Lake, Fourth Recess Lake, Third Recess Lake, Pioneer Basin, and maybe back to Fourth Recess before coming back over the pass again to the truck.

We hope the skeeters leave us alone but know they won't. We hope the smoke doesn't bother us but we know it will. Really don't care because we will be high in the Sierra and fishing will be great. I'll post a report and some pictures after we get back.
 :hiking2:


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Anything Goes / Re: smoke
« on: June 28, 2018, 02:39:56 AM »
I hope it stay clear for a while. Going to up there this weekend.

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My sinking line has been on my spare spool so long that I don't even remember what rate it has.  ???  When hiking in the backcountry I carry a 7-10ft sinking leader to help get some depth in the lakes.

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Strictly Media / Photobucket is hurting and making changes.
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:38:55 AM »
Just a little too late IMHO. At least for now my pictures are back in my posts but probably not for long.
https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/17/photobucket-image-hosting-plans/

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Looks to like a well rounded kit. All I carry these days in the backcountry is my fly gear. The only thing that I don't see but is a must for me even with my fly rod a bag split shot.

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Eastern Sierra History / Re: The Story of the Pine Creek Tungsten Mine
« on: April 26, 2018, 02:48:29 AM »
Of course we need to see some pictures of the 46 Dodge.  :D

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Golden Trout rescue
« on: April 04, 2018, 02:43:05 AM »
It's been way too quiet on here lately. Specially with fishmas just a few weeks away. I got these links from the HST site so I know that some of you have already seen them.

The rescue:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvHZzq-h3FE

The return:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tacjH47tS2U

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: The Palisades
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:52:24 AM »
It doesn't seem to matter what time of day it is everyone stops for a break at the cabin both going and coming back. Looking forward to the rest of you report. I've only been as far as the 4th lake and Sam Mack Meadow which is just beautiful.

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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.

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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.

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Anything Goes / Re: Any deals that you couldn't pass up?
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:28:31 AM »
PAC,
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.
https://www.steepandcheap.com/stoic-kenai-insulated-jacket-womens?skid=SIC007S-SISW-S&ti=UExQIFJ1bGUgQmFzZWQ6RGVhbCBvZiB0aGUgRGF5OjE6Mzo

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