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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Lake "Walk-in" Sites
« on: September 03, 2017, 09:12:54 PM »
True some of the tent pads are right off the path, but no one walks them at night when you are actually in your tent so itís not much of an issue.
Iíd say timing is everything. 
Would I like the sites at peak season, probably not, but late September when we typically go there arenít too many people walking through, at least not in my experience over the years.

Aside from that we have met some fun people, probably much like yourselves, passing through.  Weíve all got one fantastic common interest right?!
Also, if you have a group that requires 2 sites it can be quite fun having a larger span of area back in there. :campfiregroup:

I would agree that the walk-in sites back there are quite secluded. Last time we stayed there was about 12 years ago, but I was able to hang a clear 3 gallon water bottle about 50 feet behind our tent site and shower underneath it....naked, mid-day. Nobody was there (that I know of, haha). As someone stated, a few fishermen use the main trail but the sites are not viewable from there, they are set back from the lake 100 yards or so.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Snow Update
« on: May 08, 2016, 08:26:27 AM »
We just camped near Quaking Aspen Meadow on the West side (north of the Kern outlet and South of the Kaweah outlet); top of Tule River drainage May 4 - 6. About 75% snow - free at 7300' elevation but still 5 feet in places. Probably not relevant to LLV but an update none the less. The Tule River right now has an enormous amount of water for such a small watershed area. Soothing to see!!

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: rain...
« on: July 09, 2015, 10:16:43 AM »
Far out. Wouldn't it be crazy if the sierra had more precip during summer '15 than winter '14 - '15...

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Road Construction
« on: May 12, 2015, 08:34:04 PM »
I drove up on Wednesday May 6 and waited maybe 10 minutes. Got out and chatted with the flag guy. Much easier than I had anticipated. On that day anyway.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: It's Snowing
« on: May 11, 2015, 09:37:44 PM »
Thanks Trev. Prob after Labor Day  :fishing3:

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: It's Snowing
« on: May 11, 2015, 05:49:05 PM »
So I took my girlfriend backpacking for the first time up to Box Lake. We were expecting 2- 4 inches...snowed a foot and a half. Teens at night...40s during the day. We stuck it out but didn't get to fish much. I have quite a few great shots of a wintry LLV. I will post a new topic when I can upload :)

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Road
« on: April 17, 2015, 08:14:32 AM »
Wow that is pretty low. Good news is that the streams will run high again. The lakes will fill up. Water will again be abundant in the Sierra. Just not this year.

Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Road
« on: April 15, 2015, 03:29:12 PM »
I have a permit reserved for May 6. We are planning on camping somewhere around Long Lake or maybe Big Fish. I was hoping there would still be SOME snow but didn't want to snow camp...sounds like too MUCH snow will not be an issue. I've been hiking and fishing this canyon since '85 and I too have never seen the road to MF open so early. In fact I don't remember being able to get far up the trail before June most years. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your opening weekend pics from LLV so I have an idea of what to expect. Either way I'll be in hog heaven....

Eastern Sierra History / Re: Short Stories
« on: April 03, 2015, 01:51:40 PM »
Back in the 80s we nicknamed these guys the "Aberdeen Asses" which may not be entirely accurate ;)

Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: did you see this???
« on: April 02, 2015, 02:02:35 PM »
I wanted to get married but couldn't decide between Brookie and Brownie. Though I hear Goldens have more fun!!

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