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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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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:04:54 AM »
Stormy weather coming in!



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 11, 2018, 06:15:00 AM »
Typical Rainbow out of Secret Lake



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 10, 2018, 06:26:56 AM »
Secret Lake



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:48:43 AM »
Hiking in the back-country



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:52:10 AM »
Saddlebag Lake Dam last year around August.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 06, 2018, 07:06:58 AM »
Saddlebag Lake Dam.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 05, 2018, 06:21:21 AM »
Nice Brookie out of 20 Lakes Basin



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:58:32 AM »
One of the lakes in the back-country.  This is a Brookie lake and the lake has only been ice free a couple of days.  Ice out is the best time for fishing in my experience. :fishing3:



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Strictly Media / Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:55:51 AM »
I'm sure the snow will be mostly gone if you go TEX!

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