Sep 19, 2011 at 4:46 pm #1279536
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
West Walker River
Perfect September weather with little are no mosquitoes. We did a out and back at 16 glorious miles and a high point of 8,310 ft– I was winded a times!! We had a great campsite with plenty of flats spots and some good fishing. Thanks Dave and James for the company and I look forward to up and coming backpacking trips!!!!!
Leavitt Meadows from the TH
Dave and Roosevelt Lake
James crossing the West Walker River
Unknown Sandy Mt.
Fremont Lake w/Tower Pk
What a fun and easy trip with the traditional DOUBLE-DOUBLE and the end. Can't wait until Morris Meadows in October. Looking forward to my 12TH trip of the year-SWEET!!!Sep 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm #1780983
Rick DreherBPL Member
@halfturboLocale: Northernish California
No skeets? Who'd you bribe? Quite the wade across the Walker, I've always been able to rock or log-hop the thing. IIRC that's Tower Peak to the left.
Me jealous, but thanks for posting anyway.
RickSep 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm #1780991
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Always have wanted to hike in that area. Sorry I could not attend with you guys. I have some major painting jobs around the house to do! Nice photos Jay!Sep 19, 2011 at 5:32 pm #1780998
@davidlutzLocale: Bay Area
Cool!Sep 19, 2011 at 9:32 pm #1781071
David W.BPL Member
@davidpcvsamoaLocale: East Bay, CA
Thanks for the trip Jay and James. Great trail, weather and company made for an ideal weekend trip. I look forward to next time.
Jay and James in Leavitt Meadow
West Walker River
James in a calm section of West Walker River
Jay on the trail getting psyched up for a swim in Roosevelt Lake
Back in Leavitt Meadow, Jay is nearly back to the trailhead and the double-double calling his name.Sep 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm #1781090
Thanks both Jay and David for such a great trip. Such good company, and as a relative new-comer here, I learned some great new tricks. Having never been East of Kennedy Meadows in that area, it was amazing the range of different landscapes you pass through, from chaparral/desert-ish Leavitt Meadows through aspens up into the high country.
West Walker River (this is taken while standing in the water. Very soothing.
Jay casting for some trout
Jay changing lures or something (but actually just thinking about his double-double)
David with his Tenkara
Nice colors in the rock and tree
Fremont Lake from near our camp site.
At night, the stars in the cloudless sky reflected almost perfectly on the undisturbed lake… and there were NO MOSQUITOES! I don't know yet which was more peaceful.
Walker river from above.
All in all a great time. Thanks to both of you guys for your company.May 31, 2012 at 9:49 am #1882714
Can you tell me how the trail conditions were going through Leavitt Meadows? I am not especially a fan of trails that have been overused by pack trains, and I was wondering if the trail is unpleasantly dusty or filled with pack poo. Also, how were the camping options around Fremont Lake? Did it seem like that Lake gets hit really hard with weekenders?
Thanks for getting back to me when you have a second.
JuliaJun 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm #1885397
Julia, we were there pretty late in the season this trip so it was basically empty. However, I did get the impression it gets some pretty heavy summer use. If I recall, there were even some of those metal fire rings around the lake.
Not too much of a push further up is Cinko(spelling?) lake, which I would head to if I did this trip again. Might lose some of the crowds up there, though I can't vouch for that.
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