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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2016, 06:35:37 AM »
Many Lakes in the Tioga Pass.  These unnamed lakes are not stocked and still contain Brookies.


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2016, 06:37:56 AM »
Unnamed Lake - Tioga Pass

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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2016, 06:38:49 AM »
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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2016, 06:53:10 AM »
Still old traces of the old Tioga Road if you know where to look.  Find them mostly in Yosemite.


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2016, 06:53:54 AM »
Old Tioga Road


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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2016, 06:39:10 AM »
Looking skyward to a Sierra Wave


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2016, 10:52:01 AM »
Amazing history in the ES.  The lenticulars have always been my favorites of all the cloud formations.  Many years ago, we sought them out when I flew sailplanes.  The good guys would fly from Crystalaire all the way to Lone Pine or Bishop in one, long leg. 
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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2016, 06:47:01 AM »
Making Fresh Tracks - Eastern Sierra


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« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2016, 06:45:42 AM »
Looking in to Greenstone Lake & 20 Lakes Basin


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2016, 09:47:26 PM »
Is that the slope that some will climb up and ski with tele-skis as long as there is snow on it?  I've often seen the remnants and wondered what it would be like with that kind of good coverage.  Your photography brings out the contrasts in colors and temperatures in that scene.
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« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2016, 01:08:09 PM »
Is that the slope that some will climb up and ski with tele-skis as long as there is snow on it?  I've often seen the remnants and wondered what it would be like with that kind of good coverage.  Your photography brings out the contrasts in colors and temperatures in that scene.


Yes, for the first time in about 4-5 years the snow coverage was decent enough to ski/snowboard down that hill.  We skied figure eights in the untracked corduroy and enjoyed the quiet and the beautiful views.  The early morning had hard choppy bumps but later the sun was shining and the snow softened and was easier to ski.


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2016, 06:42:26 AM »
Came down from the snow and fished the Owens River.  Flowers were blooming everywhere!


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2016, 06:35:56 AM »
Took a trip up north where the 395 connects to the 108 to Sonora Pass.  Lot of lakes off this road with good fishing.  Near the Sonora Pass is where one of my favorite lakes lies, in the Emigrant Wilderness.



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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2016, 06:26:24 AM »
Lake Hike - Water Flows to Deadmen Creek - Emigrant Wilderness


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« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2016, 06:23:51 AM »
Looking into the canyon where the lake is hidden - Emigrant Wilderness


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« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2016, 06:26:34 AM »
Lake is mostly frozen over.  Not surprised as its over 10,000 feet elevation.  It is still fishable........... :fishing3:


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2016, 06:25:58 AM »
Cross country over 3 miles plus a 1200 feet elevation climb, was it worth it?  For Goldens, you bet!



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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2016, 06:26:38 AM »
Leavitt Meadows - Hoover Wilderness


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« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2016, 06:28:15 AM »
Lahonton Cutthroat out of Leavitt Meadows - Hoover Wilderness


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« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2016, 06:40:12 AM »
Secret Lake - Hoover Wilderness


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« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2016, 06:20:35 AM »
Another look at Secret Lake - Hoover Wilderness


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« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2016, 06:22:44 AM »
Typical Rainbow Trout out of Secret Lake - Hoover Wilderness


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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2016, 12:45:24 PM »
Very pretty 'bow.  Heading back there this October.
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Re: 2016 Sierra Nevada Pictures
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2016, 06:37:11 AM »
Ever been to Emma Lake?  Located in the Hoover Wilderness within the Toiyabe National Forest, this short hike quickly leads to a scenic and seldom-visited timberline lake in the Eastern Sierra where fishing was productive and vistas are outstanding.

Just south of the turnoff to Sonora Pass (State Route 108), and just off Highway 395, Little Walker Road leaves the pavement and heads south up into the wilderness. Just stay on the main road all the way while avoiding the left turn to Obsidian Campground, while crossing the bridge over the Little Walker River.  You’ll pass the Burt Canyon Trailhead pullout, and then continue up the mountain to Stockade Flat to the trailhead for Emma Lake.  Warning the road was rocky and rough at times, so higher clearance vehicles or 4-wheel drive is recommended.



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« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2016, 07:05:58 AM »
Over the course of a mile, the trail climbs from the trailhead through trees, meadows, barren rock, and snow before reaching Emma Lake.  Emma Lake is a small 5 acre lake below the summit of Mount Emma. The outlet creek was flowing strong this trip, so strong I had to hike off-trail and come around the south-east side of the lake as there was no way to safely cross the outlet creek. 



Snow on the trail – Hoover Wilderness


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