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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 03, 2018, 06:14:18 AM »
Still have not seen another person(s) on the trail.  Funny what just a couple of inches will scare folks away.  Photo below shows where my dog found a snow patch and just had a blast rolling around and sliding down towards the lake. :dogrun:



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 02, 2018, 06:36:28 AM »
One of the Gem Lakes, Little Lakes Valley



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:13:18 AM »
Little Lakes Valley



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 31, 2018, 06:38:02 AM »
Little Lakes Valley



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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: CW trail report July 26-29
« on: July 31, 2018, 06:37:19 AM »
Great trip Fishdad!  Great Dad too for taking your son along on this backpacking trip.  Hearing a lot of folks that this year the bite seems to be off just about everywhere so don’t feel bad.  It’s always been “golden” for me up there.  Would have been nice to see a photo of that hybrid.  Thanks for the report. :fishing3:

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 30, 2018, 06:34:56 AM »
Little Lakes Valley



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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Rock Creek Lake Vacation Recap
« on: July 30, 2018, 06:34:14 AM »
Sounds like you had a great trip.  I was up there earlier this season and fishing so so at the lake for me too.  Did much better in the back-country or along the creek.  Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your son.  Hopefully he’ll carry on the family tradition for the next generation.

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 28, 2018, 07:26:03 AM »
Near the Gem Lakes turnoff and Morgan Pass, something from the past.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 27, 2018, 06:52:43 AM »
Chickenfoot Lake



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 26, 2018, 06:50:29 AM »
Trail Junction to Chickenfoot Lake



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 25, 2018, 05:54:18 AM »
At the outlet of Long Lake in Little Lakes Valley



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 24, 2018, 06:36:07 AM »
Box Lake in Little Lakes Valley



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 23, 2018, 06:37:34 AM »
Walking Bridge near Heart Lake in LLV.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:28:56 AM »
Heart Lake in LLV



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 20, 2018, 06:24:20 AM »
Backpacker’s camp at Mosquito Flats.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:23:42 AM »
Ever seen Mosquito Flats trailhead parking lot with no cars but yours?



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Thanks for the nice trip report with some great pictures to one of my all-time favorite places to backpack.  Looks like all of you had great time and had some good weather on this trip.  Thanks for sharing! :fishing4:

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:38:48 AM »
storming in the high country.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:19:18 AM »
Virginia Lakes (Big)



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:21:05 AM »
Made it to the lake.  Lake is still frozen but not surprising this early in the season at this elevation.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 16, 2018, 06:18:48 AM »
My dogs are part of my family, so usually have one or more on my trips.  This was the first time seeing snow for this dog.  He was hesitant at first then quickly warmed up to what fun snow can be!

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I recommend not to add split rings to Panther Martins as it will give it an unnatural spinning action.   I changed out my 1/16oz Panther Martins treble hooks for single hooks some years back.  I replaced the trebles with Gamakatsu single hooks (LS-3423F) which is a vertical ring-eye which I have had great success for hook-setting trout.  For example, for the 1/16oz lure, I use size 2 hook.  It’s important to have the right type of hook and correct size for the type of lure you’re fishing with.  I have not noticed any difference in hookups compared to trebles since I made the switch.  Best of luck!

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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 14, 2018, 07:02:32 AM »
I love hiking after spring snow storm.  4-6” wet snow on the ground and perfect conditions for a hike.  Air so crisp it almost hurt to breath!  This  photo is taken just past the trailhead sign.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:23:02 AM »
Overnight woke-up to this as one of my dogs checks out this funny looking white stuff. :doglick:



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:20:07 AM »
Thanks guys!  Yes, the snow conditions are like night and day when looking at 2017 vs 2018.  This year’s trip was made in late May versus last year when I made up on July 1st I believe.   It was tough going last year with all that snow.  See 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos here:  http://www.rockcreeklake.com/board/index.php?PHPSESSID=706edf302823fa97d5a6a1dd66b85107&topic=1364.0

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