Jul 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm #1292064
4 days 3 nights with very dry warm weather!
Jul 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm #1895304
Dan DurstonBPL Member
Wow Jay – this looks like an amazing area. It's been on my to-do list for a bit now. I'll have to see if I can make it down there later this season. Thanks for the stoke.Jul 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm #1895314
Jay, looking good man… glad to see your out there.
Great photosJul 16, 2012 at 8:29 pm #1895339
David W.BPL Member
@davidpcvsamoaLocale: East Bay, CA
Great stuff Jay. Where did you travel for your loop?Jul 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm #1895352
Hey David, I got to Kennedy Meadows late Thursday evening and hiked in to Relief Reservoir about 3 miles and cowboy camped on granite. Got up Friday morning and hiked to Deer Lake-camped and fished than got up Saturday morning and hiked to Emigrant Lake-camped fished and finally went over Mosquito Pass to Kennedy Meadows Sunday morning. It was hot and dry a no water in the streams or creeks very strange! In N Out Manteca
Jul 17, 2012 at 7:56 am #1895402
Marc EldridgeBPL Member
@meldLocale: The here and now.
Nice loop. Sorry we didn't do this one.Jul 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm #1895485
@rhz10Locale: SF Bay Area
Did you encounter many skeeters? What were the approx. high/low temps there?
rhzJul 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm #1895511
David HankinsBPL Member
@hankinsohlLocale: Pacific Northwest
>> Did you encounter many skeeters? What were the approx. high/low temps there?
I just got back from a similar trip – Crabree Camp trailhead to Long Lake and back. I estimate that temperatures were in the upper 80's/low 90's at midday with lows in the low 70's/high 60's at night. I encountered lots of mosquitos and biting flies. If you're going, definately bring deet and a headnet.Jul 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm #1895515
+1 what David said (DEET & Headnet) The creeks and streams are almost non existent so watch your water intake and where you plan to get water. The lakes are the only for sure water supply.Jul 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm #1895522
Paul McLaughlinBPL Member
I was up in the same neck of the woods. In fact we went by Deer Lake on Friday morning on our way from Leighton Lake to Pinto Lakes.
Came in from Gianelli TH on Wed, to Leopold Lake, to Leighton Lake,to Pinto Lakes. 2 nights at Pinto Lakes and up Granite Dome & Black Hawk Mtn.; out sunday AM. Pretty good wildflowers.Jul 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm #1896355
Heading on up into this general area for a trip starting August 10. Hopefully the mosquitos are mostly/all gone by then. And thanks for the tip on water. Not sure of exact route or trail head but most likely Gianelli's or Crabtree.Jul 24, 2012 at 9:10 am #1897160
@rhz10Locale: SF Bay Area
That's unusually hot, no? I just plotted out that temperature stats for Gianelli:
Perhaps you were there around the 12th of July. I know that there can be sharp variations in temperature as a function of precise location…
Hope it won't be a scorcher two weeks from now!
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