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2013 Eastern Sierra Photos
« on: January 05, 2013, 07:54:13 AM »
2013 Eastern Sierra Photos


With the New Year comes a new photo post of our beautiful Eastern Sierra.  The last ďEastern Sierra PhotosĒ thread was a success thanks mostly to all who shared their photos.  Letís continue this for 2013 and continue to share your pictures of anything Eastern Sierra.  All Eastern Sierra photos are welcome, old or new.  Letís this be an inspiration for all of us this coming season!

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 11:01:51 AM »
Old Miners Cabin just off the Mono Pass Trail - Yosemite
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 09:00:36 AM »
Does Secret Lake hold Golden Trout? I always wanted to go over the crest to Mcabe lake. There's another lake back there too, Is it Edison Lake? Not the big one, the long narrow Edison.

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
Secret Lake is fishless.  Too shallow to survive winter I beleave.  But this is the rout to take to cross over Shepard's Pass and to Upper McCabe Lake and where I was heading for.  The other lake your referring to is Roosevelt Lake I'm guessing.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 09:58:53 AM »
Roosevelt! that's it. How's the fishing in McCabe and Roosevelt?

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 04:01:30 PM »
Roosevelt! that's it. How's the fishing in McCabe and Roosevelt?



I think you will be happy with the fishing at both lakes.  I fished Upper McCabe many times and Roosevelt twice now, and never been skunked.  Just Roosevelt adds 2 miles (1 mile each way) to your day and the wind can really blow during the afternoon, so get there early if possible for best conditions.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 04:42:26 PM »
wshawkins, I remember the miners' cabins and Summit Lake in a hike from Dana Meadows over Mono Pass.  There was a tiny pond near Summit Lake that was over run by frogs that made such an intense noise from all their croaking.  We kept going down Bloody Canyon and fished Lower Sardine Lake, which was a bite a cast.  Lots of fun on that hike.

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 11:01:16 AM »
Saudust, Iíve forgotten I did a report of that many old boards ago!  Ah, the good old days!   ;D
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 11:03:54 AM »
One of five Golden Crown miner cabins still standing overlooking Summit Lake near Mono Pass on the boundary of Yosemite National Park
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 08:14:55 AM »
This is a boundary marker you see between two national parks, such as Yosemite National Park and Inyo National Park.  Whats odd about this one is this is 200 yards east of Summit Lake near Mono pass?  Summit Lake on all Topo maps show it in Yosemite, but this is clearly in Inyo National Park. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2013, 07:33:45 AM »
King of the road - June Lake near the Village
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2013, 07:37:46 AM »
This is from the summer 2009.  Any guesses what lake this is/was? 


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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 08:06:41 AM »
Grant?
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 11:40:56 AM »
Wow! That's low. Grant always seems to fish better when it's low though.

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2013, 01:12:51 PM »
Yeah, that's Grant Lake.  Is does fish best on low water.
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2013, 02:12:34 PM »
Take a look at the right hand side of the picture and you'll notice the rock formation with a dark streak crossing the picture in front of it.  This is where Rush Creek travels as it flows into Grant Lake and eventually towards the dam.  I fished there that year as the lake was filling.  We were able to walk out a good distance and toss our lines into the low but flowing creek area.  That was some fun and the fishing was great.  We watched the lake rise for another three days before we couldn't access that area.  It was amazing how much water level rose considering the size of that lake.

Not sure, but I had heard that prior to the dam being built the lake only extended half way and that the original marina was out in the middle of the lake near Privy Point.   Haven't found any information on it, though.
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« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2013, 09:59:58 AM »
Saudust, some of the fishermen were driving down on the dry lake bed to fish Rush Creek inlet.  One got stuck on a soft wet spot down to his truck floorboards.  He and his fishing buddies spent all morning trying to get un-stuck.  Sometimes itís just best to walk!   ;D
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« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2013, 07:58:56 AM »
West Walker River out of Leavitt Meadows campground in spring
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 07:49:23 AM »
Footbridge over the West Walker River to lakes in what I call the "Land of the Giant Brookies".  Biggest Brookies I ever caught, not counting the "K" lake nearby that seems to be on Steroids!

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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2013, 07:28:22 AM »
Trail runs parallel of the West Walker River at Leavitt Meadows

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2013, 01:53:02 PM »
Ediza Lake:


Thousand Island Lake:


Parker Lake:

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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 04:51:38 PM »
that trail at Ediza needs my boots on it.  Thanks for my dreamscapes, gentlemen.  :tent:
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 05:22:20 PM »
Nice shot of Ediza Lake with the Minarets in the background! :twothumbs:
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2013, 07:37:51 AM »
Trail to Poore Lake - Toiyabe National Forrest
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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2013, 06:33:35 AM »
Marine Corps Mountain Training Center in Pickle Meadows off in the distance
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