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2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:01:35 AM »
2018 Eastern Sierra Photos



Thought Id start another photo college of the Eastern Sierra.  Not quite the snow levels from last spring.   2018 looked more like a more typical spring we had in the last decade.  The photo below Im standing at the 10,000 ft. elevation looking into some of my favorite fishing destinations, most of them still frozen over.  Enjoy!


 Looking into the Hoover Wilderness


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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 06:29:05 AM »
Hard to believe this used to be a wagon road at one time.  They called it The Great Sierra Wagon Road. 


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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 02:47:07 AM »
Thanks so much for sharing these great pictures!  :clap:

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 05:53:38 AM »
Very popular lake with planted Rainbows and with wild Brookies and Browns in it waters.



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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 05:59:19 AM »
Ellery Lake at Tioga Pass


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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 05:51:28 AM »
Upper Lee Vining Creek





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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 06:21:46 AM »
Tioga Pass Resort still closed for repairs


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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2018, 06:27:41 AM »
Tioga Lake was completely full and going over the spillway.


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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2018, 06:14:06 AM »
Tioga Lake.  This was in late may, 2018.


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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2018, 06:35:32 AM »
Tioga Lake and Mount Dana


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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 06:09:56 AM »
Tioga Lake and Tioga Peak


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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 07:00:07 AM »
Thanks Hawk. These are like a new page on the desk calendar. I enjoy every morn!
I hope to be in the thin air the 2nd week of July. Squeets, smoke and all; I'll just make the best of it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2018, 06:28:29 AM »
Thanks TEX!  Mosquitoes can get thick in mid-July.  Hopefully you get a decent breeze during your travels.  Smoke not much you can do as the wind direction dictates where it goes.  With the water temps rising, July makes a great month for fishing! :fishing3:
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2018, 06:30:49 AM »
Not as much as last year, but still some snow at Yosemite East Gate entrance.


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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2018, 06:29:09 AM »
Saddlebag Lake and Resort. 




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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2018, 06:30:35 AM »
Another photo of Saddlebag Lake and Resort


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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 06:37:35 AM »
Saddlebag Lake.  Just a few days after this photo the lake was mostly ice free!


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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2018, 07:03:22 AM »
Took a hike into 20 Lakes Basin.  Snow was really soft, would sink down to my knees without snowshoes.


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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2018, 08:48:39 PM »
YIKES considering it next week Maybe doable with a newbie
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« Reply #19 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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« Reply #20 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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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2018, 06:21:21 AM »
Nice Brookie out of 20 Lakes Basin


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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2018, 07:06:58 AM »
Saddlebag Lake Dam.


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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2018, 07:23:38 AM »
Looks pretty full.
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2018, 06:52:10 AM »
Saddlebag Lake Dam last year around August.


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