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Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 06:48:43 AM »
Hiking in the back-country


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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2018, 06:26:56 AM »
Secret Lake


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« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2018, 06:15:00 AM »
Typical Rainbow out of Secret Lake


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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2018, 06:04:54 AM »
Stormy weather coming in!


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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2018, 11:56:24 AM »
WSHawkins -

Thank you as always for sharing your Trip Reports and supporting Photos.  As often stated previously, I have enjoyed this specific area for many decades and am living vicariously through your photos of your late May '18 trip.       :clap:

Great to see TPR in such apparent improved condition (at least externally and apparent structurally) vs. this time a year ago.

Incredible to compare the amount of snow and iced over lakes in 2018 vs 2017 vs 2015/16. 

Please keep all of the photos and narrative coming!  I look forward to them every morning, as I am sure many others on this board also do.

All the Best!  P A C

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« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2018, 02:46:58 AM »
Beautifully said P A C, and so true :clap:

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« Reply #31 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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« Reply #32 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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« Reply #33 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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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2018, 03:25:25 PM »
As always, thanks so much for the pictures! So nice to see this scenery!!

Love seeing dogs playing in the snow, they're hilarious!!

Thanks again!

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« Reply #35 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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« Reply #36 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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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2018, 06:19:18 AM »
Virginia Lakes (Big)


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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2018, 06:38:48 AM »
storming in the high country.


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Re: 2018 Eastern Sierra Photos
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2018, 06:23:42 AM »
Ever seen Mosquito Flats trailhead parking lot with no cars but yours?


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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2018, 09:21:06 AM »
Ever seen Mosquito Flats trailhead parking lot with no cars but yours?

Nope



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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2018, 06:24:20 AM »
Backpacker’s camp at Mosquito Flats.


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« Reply #42 on: July 21, 2018, 06:28:56 AM »
Heart Lake in LLV


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