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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Request RCL Info
« on: April 25, 2017, 01:12:44 PM »
Any update on the road clearing effort?
How far are we going to have to snow shoe to get out on the lake?

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: FIRE- Lower Rock Creek
« on: August 06, 2016, 08:14:04 PM »
Our crew was at French Camp for a short Wed-Sat trip. We saw smoke from the first fire while coming down the grade to Lee Vining. You could smell it at Nicely's.
Yesterday, after fishing at RCL, we were in Tom's Place parking lot watching the airshow. CH-47 Chinook, S-64 Skycrane (CH-54 Tarhe), and a BAe 146 four engine, high wing ex-airliner.
The report was that the fire was contained, and just about knocked down. Smoke was minimal. While we were eating dinner, the air crews stopped flying.
We broke camp at 0630 this morning and when we passed Lower Rock Creek, there was just a small amount of smoke, and no visible activity. I was surprised to get home and see that things had heated up again.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Trout opener 2016
« on: June 24, 2016, 09:51:01 PM »
We fished through the ice on Saturday morning. Everyone caught a few. It was slower than usual. Towards noon, people came up that had been fishing other lakes. Many from Convict. They said it sucked.
Sunday we fished Sabrina from the shore. It was much better. More and bigger fish.
We got chases out by blizzard conditions. Great fun.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: the resort is open!
« on: June 24, 2016, 09:25:58 PM »
No boats in the water, though. Our crew got up here Wednesday for a four night stay in French Camp.
Beautiful weather; just a tad windy.
Would have loved to rent a boat.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Trout opener 2016
« on: April 12, 2016, 09:21:26 PM »
Our usual crew will be there. Hopefully we will have good ice.

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: merry fishmas!
« on: April 25, 2015, 06:16:43 PM »
We arrived at RCL at dawn. About 28 degrees, snowing to beat the band.
We walked to the point below the group campsite and started fishing and freezing.
Never stopped snowing; got about 8" in three and a half hours. Caught about 15 'bows.

It was snowing pretty good when we went by French Camp. Gonna be cold tonight for those hearty souls who will stick it out.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: L.A. Aqueduct Centennial
« on: November 19, 2013, 03:09:41 PM »
LA meeting on solar ranch draws opposition

At a meeting in Los Angeles Saturday, Japanese-Americans and Owens Valley people expressed their views on Department of Water and Power’s plans to build a mega-solar plant across from the Manzanar Historic Site in the Owens Valley....

Any Thoughts?

I wonder if they plan to put it on the site of the old Manzanar Army Airfield. It's just up the road a few yards, across from the relocation camp.

I agree with the solar power, but don't mess with historic landmarks. We have lots of room in California.

Old Sarge

Anything Goes / Re: once upon a time....
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:44:40 AM »
 as he gazed into the limpid pools of black, he remembered the nights round the camp fire when the old folks would tell tales of the monster fish that no one could catch.

The fish that was reportedly "as long as yer laig" and "big as a barrel"...

Was this the fish of legend...yes...

it was was

Strictly Media / Re: Fall Colors 2013
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:33:14 AM »
Wow, Hawk! Nice shots of the loop. We should have gone farther north. We normally hit Saddlebag and stop at the colors on the way back down. 

I'm with you...ok to use my shots, but if on another forum, do the credit thing for the  RCL board. 

Oh, and if anyone makes any money on our photos...send a slice to the poster, or to Creekdude for the board expenses.


Strictly Media / Re: Fall Colors 2013
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:25:37 PM »
Our end of season trip turned out to be a
When the fishing didn't pan out, we struck gold...and orange, and yellow, and even a little red.
The shut-down may have been a blessing in disguise for us. With no French Camp to stay in, we searched around for options. Rooms in Bishop were going for $89, and we'd need two. Then, we tried Tom's. Cabin 10 went for $110 a nite, and could sleep 5. Perfect, and only a crawl to the diner.

Cabin 10. And the color right behind it.

After dunking bait and throwing iron at the mini-sized South Lake, we stopped along the canyon to shoot some color. Bishop Creek. Beautiful, with a bonus of a friend in a tree.

« on: October 04, 2013, 08:21:36 PM »
Arizona tried to fund the Grand Canyon as they had done in the previous Federal Fiascoes. The feds flatly refused them.

This is laid directly at the feet of the administration in power. Considering the dire straits that our economy is in, how can they refuse free money given to the feds by the State of Arizona?

They obviously do not consider that they are in any way beholden to the people of the United States.

Vote every incumbent out on their a///s...I mean ears!

We need workers in our government, not serf-masters.

Just my take.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Any Fall Color reports?
« on: September 17, 2013, 12:55:32 PM »
Just got back from three days at French Camp.
Leaves are turning. Some beautiful yellows, but still a lot of green.

First two weeks of October should be awesome.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Any Fall Color reports?
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:55:43 AM »
Heading up tomorrow for a few days.
Will post a report when we get back.


Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Mono Pass and beyond
« on: August 29, 2013, 04:36:43 PM »
yep,  back in the 70's I used to come off the playground at school with my chest hurting,  really nasty air back then.  And those beverages do make things much better :clap:
Mid 50's were the worst. The mid-to-late 40's were the smoggiest for L.A., but the fifties saw such a population explosion, that more folks (especially young kids) were affected.
We had hundreds of days where our eyes and chests burned.
Interestingly, not the percentage of kids with asthma that we see today. Maybe all the chemicals that they are exposed to, now.
Just my take on it.


Anything Goes / Re: Testing
« on: August 11, 2013, 09:14:41 AM »
Working now...on Verizon 3G.
It's got to be AT&T related, at least in my case.

Wonder what I can do about it.

Anything Goes / Re: Testing
« on: August 09, 2013, 07:26:29 PM »
I can't get on at home, using AT&T, but, I'm sitting here in Penney's on their wifi, and it works.What's with AT&T?

Will be in French in on Wednesday. Hard to wait.

Anything Goes / Re: The three stages of courtship
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:47:40 PM »
Harrr....!!! :lol2:

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: INYO COUNTY CLOSURE
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:33:12 PM »
Reading the back and forth here, and I can see that “what we have heah is a failuh to cahmunacat” (Sorry Mr Martin). When TT says tree-hugger, he implies “radical tree-hugger”, one who would seek to eliminate human activity from our forests entirely. Same with an environmentalist; a "radical conservationist". One who thinks that humans are the vermin that must be eliminated from the wild.
When littleone says tree hugger, she implies someone who is very concerned with the forests, animals, and environment in general.

A true conservationist is one who wants to conserve what God has given us.
99+% of us on this board fall into the latter category.

I have been known to hug a tree or two, myself.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: INYO COUNTY CLOSURE
« on: June 25, 2013, 11:32:58 AM »
... If you write the pros and cons down what exactly are the pros for this.  Just that the frog survives?  I am completely confused.
Welcome to the board, AnnalisaR!

Many of us are confused.

I believe that this issue is more about power than anything else. And, it is a symptom of the direction that our entire country is traveling. When you have more money than you can spend, power becomes paramount. It's all about controlling people; telling them what to do, and where and how to do it.
Control freaks, be they from the left or from the right, just want the power. Right now, it seems that the left is ascending. Same results, no matter who is in: the very few telling the "masses" what they really want and need.


Anything Goes / Re: Happy Memorial Day Weekend
« on: May 25, 2013, 03:28:52 AM »
...What a hurtful war this was.

Yes, it was. But really hurt was the blame assessed to the soldier, and not to the politicians actually responsible.


« on: May 18, 2013, 10:11:15 AM »
We've stayed at the Vagabond on opening weekend the last few years. This year, we noticed that they have spruced it up quite a bit. Clean rooms, reasonable prices (military & AAA discounts), pool and BBQ area.
Not bad for the price, and close to Lenny' Denny's, too.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: 2013 Opening Day is April 27th
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:16:23 AM »
We'll be there, for sure!

I just hope my hole in the ice is still there.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: New name for DFG
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:10:52 AM »
First heard of this during the hunt for the cop-killer mutt.
My first reaction was "what kind of PC BS is this.

Not a big fan of change. It is seldom for the positive.


Eastern Sierra Trip Reports / Re: trip 2
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:28:42 PM »
Forgetting the camera sucks!
I've done it, and it usually happens that a really good photo op presents itself.

I suggest a cheap digital that uses AA batteries. You can leave it in the camp/fish vehicle as a back-up.


Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Lakes Resort
« on: January 14, 2013, 06:38:30 PM »
I'm in for four. When?


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