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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Interesting Weather
« on: October 06, 2017, 10:01:12 AM »
All roads and trails remain open.  Enjoy your day of fishing and hiking.  Fall colors are out and the fish are biting! :hiking2: :fishing3:

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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:44:13 AM »
Tioga Pass in early July 2017




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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:29:12 AM »
hears a look at the roof line after the snow melted in September 2017.  You can really tell the damage once you look into the store.  Just like the Tioga Pass Resort, major structural damage.  I hope they can repair this next season but don't expect they will open in 2018.  Hope I'm wrong!


Saddlebag lake resort

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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 05, 2017, 06:35:55 AM »
Looking at Saddlebag Lake Resort main building and Cafe.  You can begin to see some of the structural damage on this structure and why they could not open up this year.



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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 05, 2017, 06:31:20 AM »
When they finished plowing the road, I went to Saddlebag Lake.  Lots of snow in early July.


Frozen Saddlebag Lake and the Resort

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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:23:07 AM »
Saddlebag Lake Road getting plowed



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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 04, 2017, 06:20:55 AM »
Tioga Lake and Mount Dana



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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:59:53 AM »
After the snow melted, you can see the major structural damage done by the snow, also know by as "Sierra Cement".  Cabins #1 and #2 also had some damage.




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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:56:11 AM »
The lump or hill on the bottom right of this photo is the main building and cafe for Tioga Pass Resort, completely covered by snow!



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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:53:06 AM »
Quote of the day



"The act and insanity of one madman shall not define usĒ
   :flag:
 

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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 02, 2017, 07:02:53 AM »
Tioga Pass Resort on July 1, 2017



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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: October 02, 2017, 07:01:42 AM »
Tioga Pass received lots of snow over the winter.  Tioga Pass Resort just about got buried.


Tioga Pass Resort





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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 30, 2017, 06:49:33 AM »
I'll be heading to Tioga Pass next where the snow was deep on July 1st, but first a sneak peek of the coming fall season.  Should be prime season anytime now!



Rock Creek Lake Taken on 9-20-2017

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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:27:59 AM »
Yosemite East Gate Entrance



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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:26:30 AM »
Now at Yosemite entrance gate



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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: Onion Valley, Kearsarge Trail, Mattock Lake
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:24:17 AM »
When I day hike in this area, I always check out the view first from Kearsarge Pass (wow) and then hike down and fish the lakes along the way.  All the lakes have Eastern Brook in them with Big Pothole Lake the biggest.  Heart Lake had some Rainbows in its waters.  Thereís rumors there might be some Browns in Heart Lake, but I never seen or caught any.  Gary covered the other lakes in this area.

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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 28, 2017, 07:38:51 AM »
Another great day hike in Yosemite is to Budd Lake.  Trailhead is from Cathedral Lakes which is out of Tuolumne Meadows near the John Muir Trail.  There is no official trail to Budd Lake, which makes this hike nearly people free even during the busy summer months.  Went here in mid-August.




Fish will fight for your offering at Budd Lake


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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:30:19 AM »
Unnamed Yosemite lake holds decent sized Eastern Brooks




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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:26:40 AM »
Nice hike to an unnamed lake in Yosemite




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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 26, 2017, 07:06:18 AM »
Tuolumne Meadows was my destination for the day and bought my old trusty sage fly pole for a lazy day of fishing in Tuolumne River.  Tuolumne is about 1400 to 1500 feet lower Tioga Pass, so did not expect any snow and I was right.  What I didnít expect was all the rushing water as Tuolumne River was turned into a large lake!


Tuolumne River (Lake!)

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Strictly Media / Re: 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:42:27 PM »
PAC.  WAG #2 is correct!  Yosemite or Tioga Pass would have been OK answers too.  I think the snow threw everybody off.  Have not seen that much snow in Yosemite for a decade or longer. 

We try to get up there for the opening every year for Tioga Pass into Yosemite.  I believe it opened on June 30th and we were there early July 1st.  Spectacular views with lots of snow and water this year.  Iíll go over the highlights what Iíve seen for those who could not make it this year.




Mostly frozen Dana Fork of the Tuolumne River, Yosemite.

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Strictly Media / 2017 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: September 23, 2017, 01:12:21 PM »
2017 Eastern Sierra Photos


If you like lots of snow and water, 2017 was the year for you!  I canít remember seeing so much snow and rushing water so late in the season (as of mid-September).  The negatives are I had to wait late in the season to get to my favorite high country lakes and the damage the winter snow and melting waters did to the roads, bridges, buildings and trails along the way.  Iíll share what I have seen so far as I was up there early, mid and planning to be there late season (late October). 

If you have any photos you like to share, please do as Iím using imgur photo sharing site for this report.  Imgur is a free photo sharing site!



Can anybody guess where this is?  This photo was taken during the 4th of July holiday weekend.

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Anything Goes / Re: posting pics
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:55:05 PM »
I started using imgur on my last trip report ( "First Golden Trout for 2017").  Easy to use, user friendly and has a great app.  You can keep your photos private or open to everyone, it's up to you. Best of all its free.

Only downside I've seen is if you're uploading 8 or more photos, it gets real slow. But photobucket was slow too.

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Eastern Sierra Fishing / Re: RCL Bait Fishing
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:46:28 PM »
CDFW has been stocking the smaller stockers for a few years now. The big Rainbows are from Desert Springs Trout Farm, OR.

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Eastern Sierra Forum / Re: Birthday Trip Recap
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:18:36 PM »
That's the way to celebrate a birthday!   I was chased down the mountain with lightning strikes too close for comfort during my stay at a Golden trout lake.  The weather seems to change on the hour sometimes.

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