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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: Today at 06:23:03 AM »
Steps away is Leavitt Trailhead – Trailhead to some great fishing lakes!



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:35:14 AM »
Crossing Brownie Creek.  Humboldt - Toiyabe National Forrest



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:34:17 AM »
My camp site is to the right at the picknick table.  That’s Brownie Creek.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 18, 2018, 07:09:48 AM »
This lake gets its name from the color of its water.  Only makes sense to have gorgeous fish in this beautiful lake.







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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »
Above Ruby Lake towards Mono Pass



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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Very Short Report
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:10:38 PM »
I been hearing the “No Fish” theme more this year than usual.  I’ve been told its slow lately at Virginia Lakes, Tioga Pass, June Lake Loop, Convict Lake and Rock Creek Lake from fishing reports from the resorts.  By the way don’t bother fishing at “Saddlebag Lake” as they are not stocking it and draining it down due to a sinkhole found near the dam.  Bishop Creek is fishing great this season with lots of stockers and big one’s available to catch.  Back-country fishing has been epic all through the Eastern Sierra!

Fish or no fish, its always great to visit the Sierra

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Eastern Sierra Report.....
« on: September 16, 2018, 01:07:42 PM »
Welcome LMT44 to the Rock Creek’s Message Board!  I have to agree that back-country fishing can be epic, especially in Bishop Creek Canyon.  You may want to glance at my trip report I shared for that area for more fishing options, especially in the back-country.  It’s a fishing paradise!

As for catching a big alpine brown, there are several trip reports here for brown trout fishing.  So, check out the reports and pick your spot for fall fishing for browns.  Hope to see your photos soon and good luck on your next adventure.

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 31, 2018, 06:35:10 AM »
Grant Lake has a nice population of Browns too.






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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:25:20 AM »
In June of this year, hiked to this lake and C&R for some Brown Trout.  They where running from 14” to 22” on this particular day. :fishing3:









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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 29, 2018, 12:53:39 PM »
Yes, this is where this photo was taken.  Iris Meadows Campground has these growing in the little meadow at the campground.  Wild Iris flowers is what their called (I’ve been told).  Not hard to figure out how that campground got its name!



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 29, 2018, 06:40:37 AM »

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:43:38 AM »






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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:00:26 AM »
More Spring Flowers.....






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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 25, 2018, 06:37:40 AM »
Springtime in the Eastern Sierra



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 24, 2018, 11:03:27 AM »
Been to Shadow lake many times and as bj says it is quite a sight coming up to the trail to see these falls just before arriving at the lake.  Pretty good fishing at Shadow lake too!   :fishing3:



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 24, 2018, 06:47:26 AM »
Minaret Lake with the Minaret Mountains.  The Minarets are a series of jagged peaks located in the Ritter Range in the heart of The Ansel Adams Wilderness. They are a popular destination for hikers, backpackers and climbers.  Trailhead is at “Devils Postpile National Monument” near Mammoth Lakes.  Many choices for hikers.  For a nice short hike, Minaret Falls is nice choice.



Trail Sign




Minaret Lake


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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 23, 2018, 06:37:51 AM »
Beautiful view with a beautiful lake.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:14:31 AM »
Springtime came early this year in the Eastern Sierra (compared to last year).  Beautiful time to visit and take a hike!  I'm sure some of you know where I'm headed from the photo.



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Eastern Sierra History / Re: Cerro Gordo is for sale!
« on: August 21, 2018, 06:07:14 AM »
There are many gardens at Manzanar National Historic Site.  Some are along the driving tour route and are easy to spot, others are buried beneath layers of sand and debris.  Some are simple rock formations, and others are elaborately designed landscapes, with ponds, bridges, streams, and fences.
It’s estimated that there were more than 100 gardens inside the fences and underneath the guard towers at Manzanar. The men and women who built the gardens did it to improve living conditions and add beauty and hope to the desolate prison landscape.



One of many gardens in Manzanar, this one called Pleasure Park.  Must have been beautiful with water flowing into it and more flowers and plants as most Japanize gardens are.



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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Lake Camping with the toddler
« on: August 20, 2018, 03:24:33 PM »
Good advice Little Hardrock!  This happened to us with my oldest daughter when she was 2 or 3 years old.  We went to Rock Creek Group Campground with family and started setting up our tent when she just kept on crying for no apparent reason.  We finally drove down the hill to Tom’s Place and she was suddenly fine.  So, stayed at French Camp for couple of nights and then went back up to Rock Creek Lake Group Campground and she was fine for the remainder of the week.  Altitude sickness is real!  Just needed to take it slow and let her acclimate.

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Eastern Sierra History / Re: Cerro Gordo is for sale!
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:47:57 AM »
Many men who worked on the reservoir and any concrete work in Manzanar left graffiti (include militaristic slogans, poems, individual and group names, present and former addresses, whimsical sayings, and expressions of love) made in wet concrete.  I saw this on an old Huell Howser (California Gold) show and always wanted to see this and where they were located.  There were hundreds in Manzanar!


Graffiti






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Eastern Sierra History / Re: Cerro Gordo is for sale!
« on: August 18, 2018, 06:55:36 AM »
Water source was from Shepherd Creek, north of the site which flows year-round.  From the reservoir water was piped down to Manzanar.  Water was carried through an open cement-lined flume from the settling basin to the storage reservoir. Water passed through a chlorinator on the way to the reservoir.


Open cement-lined flume to reservoir

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Eastern Sierra History / Re: Cerro Gordo is for sale!
« on: August 17, 2018, 11:38:41 AM »
Also, while visiting Manzanar, went to see the ponds and reservoirs used for water storage.  They are not on any tour guide furnished by the Parks system.  Its in back of the interment camp about 5-6 miles on a dirt road (High clearance vehicles only).  This reservoir held up to 900,000 gal of water for daily use for Manzanar internment camp.


Reservoir


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Eastern Sierra History / Re: Cerro Gordo is for sale!
« on: August 16, 2018, 04:03:31 PM »
Image 18 of 39, a cemetery with a stone monument made by an internee at Manzanar.  Just visited here.  Noticed the thundershowers activity that chased me down the hill.  Crazy weather this summer in the Eastern Sierra!



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 04, 2018, 06:18:07 AM »
Little Lakes Valley



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