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Sierra Nevada Trip

Sierra Nevada, California
August 1999

Day 1: North Lake to Piute Lake
Loch Leven/Piute Lake

Day 2: Piute Lake to Upper Golden Trout Lake
Piute Pass
Desolation Lake / Humphries Basin/Muriel Lake
Golden Trout Lakes

Day 3: Golden Trout Lakes to San Joaquin Canyon
Piute Canyon

Day 4: San Joaquin Canyon to Sally Keyes Lakes
Climb out of San J. Canyon
Sally Keyes Lakes

Day 5: Sally Keyes Lakes to Sandpiper Lake
Heart Lake/Selden Pass/Marie Lake
Sandpiper Lake

Day 6: Sandpiper Lake Rest Day
Day trip to Seven Gables Ridge

Day 7: Sandpiper Lake to Vee Lake
Bear Creek/Vee Lake

Day 8: Vee Lake to Upper Pine Lake
Vee Lake/White Bear Lake
Italy Pass/Granite Park

Day 9: Upper Pine Lake to Pine Cr Trailhead
Tungsten Mine

Entering Seven Gables Basin

My first experiences in backpacking was in California's Sierra Nevada mountains in the 1960's and they have always exerted a strong pull on me. I had last been there in 1969, so it didn't take much to decide that our second out of state backpacking trip would be a trip back to California.

The Sierra's were a completely different type of terrain than we had been used to. Much of the trip was over 10000 feet elevation and above timberline. The trip also featured a lot of scrambling where trails were vague or non existent.

Troop 24 Adults: Bill Mooseker,Bill Peckinpaugh
Troop 24 Scouts: Brian "Buckwheat" Sisk, Jason Smith, Danny Stallings, Peter Goodwin, Roger Shively, Andrew Mooseker, Kyle Meissner, Austin Peckinpaugh

The descriptions under the photo thumbnails in the album sometimes contain links to maps or additional information. These are identified by "Blue” text for links.

I've revised this album recently. When I first uploaded this album back in late 1999, high speed internet was unheard of, so photo resolutions were pretty low in order to allow uploading at dial-up speeds. I've rescanned my photo negatives of this trip at the highest resolution available to me and replaced the old low resolution ones. I don't have access to the photos taken by Jason and Brian, so they remain at the low resolution, although I've run them through a noise filter so they look better when enlarged. I've also digitized the Hi-8 videos that I took on the trip and have added them to the album.

Troop 24 "The High Adventure Troop" Backpacking Trip
-Cascade Bill Mooseker


Date(s): August 1999. Album by Cascade Bill. Photos by BM,Jason,Brian. 1 - 305 of 305 Total. 2595 Visits.
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To get the plugin just Google "videolan" or CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD for Windows. There is a MAC version as well. Disable the Quicktime plugin if you use Videolan. To view fullscreen videos click the icon on the top right of the video when it starts playing.

If you want to save photos to your computer, click the box under the thumbnails of the photos you want to download. Then click the "Download" button at the top of the album. Pick the size you'd like to download (Original is best)and the photos will be downloaded to a folder of your choice.



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It's a long boring two day drive from the Martha Lake Community Club to the start of our hike. Here is a sample of the first day on the way to Susanville, California in Jason's under-powered minivan.


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On a long drive, what better way to pass the time than a reading from Shakespeare that morfs into the Big Lebowski!


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1999 sierra d0 p3 overheating blues 1.mp4
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Day 2 of the drive: we started our day in Susanville by having breakfast at the Black Bear Cafe (which has since gone out of business and is now the "Lumberjack" Cafe). I was about halfway through breakfast when I realized that a lot of the guys had bleached their hair overnight. Jason's minivan had a hard time with the climb up to our camp and they had to stop many times because of overheating, and they were mightily pissed off that we didn't stop for them.


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This coke's for you - Overheatin Blues
Danny, Buckwheat, Andrew, and Peter.


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Route: Day 1
North Lake to Loch Leven,
Including Brian's extra miles.

After the car shuttle, Brian was supposed to park the car in the North Lake Hikers lot (below "Borrow Pit" on the map) close to the trailhead, but instead he parked it at the bottom of the hill near the main road and had a lot of extra miles and climbing to do.

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Route: Day 1 & 2
Loch Leven to Piute Pass. Camp 1 at Piute Lake


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Taking a break on our way up the Piute Pass trail.


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Bill Peckinpaugh & Jason - Trail below Loch Leven

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Jason - Trail near Loch Leven

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Looking Back down valley towards North Lake

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Climbing up out of the forest, we get expansive views down Bishop Cr

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Granite slabs above Bishop Cr

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Taking a break on trail below Loch Leven - Peter, Andrew, & Austin.  Bill coming up the trail, last as usual.

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Roger, Andrew, Peter, Kyle, & Danny at high point at outlet of Loch Leven.

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Arriving at Loch Leven Lake


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Andrew, Peter & Danny - Loch Leven

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Gang at Loch Leven

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Benchmark at Loch Leven 10743'

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Brian - Loch Leven

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Bill Peckinpaugh tries his luck in Loch Leven - no strikes!


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The card players who could be fishing.


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Piute Pass from Loch Leven

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Trail at Upper End of Loch Leven- Andrew going thru the trees.

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Andrew, Kyle, Roger, Jason, and Austin at falls below Piute Lake

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View of falls below Piute Lake

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Just before the last climb up to our campsite at Piute Lake, there was a bunch of waterfalls.  Peter & Danny went over to check them out.

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Danny & Peter at falls above Loch Leven

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Looking Back towards Loch Leven & unnamed lake above it from climb up to Piute Lake.

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Card Players at camp at Piute Lake - Peak 12891 -Emerson Lake Basin above.  Bill M., Bill P., and Jason hiked up to Emerson lake but had no luck fishing there. Day 1 hiking: 3.4 miles and 1690' of climb. A pretty easy day with the heaviest packs.

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Card Players go on into the night - its cold at 10960 feet.

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Morning at our camp at Piute Lake


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Very bold marten crashes our breakfast

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Marten getting his breakfast (granola) at Piute Lake (Camp 1)

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Route: Day 1 & 2
Loch Leven to Piute Pass.


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View down Bishop Cr to Piute Lake and Loch Leven below

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Andrew arriving at Piute Pass -Piute Lake & Loch Leven down valley.

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Looking down Bishop Cr Valley - Piute Lake and Loch Leven in the distance.

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Bill M. arriving at Piute Pass


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Break at Piute Pass: Peter, Bill P., Danny, Roger, and Jason.

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Benchmark at Piute Pass. 11409'

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Break at Piute Pass

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Looking south- start of Muriel Lake scramble trail.

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The two Bills at Piute Pass.

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Guys at Piute Pass: Peter, Kyle, Danny, Jason, Austin, Andrew
Seated: Roger & Brian


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Another view

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View from Piute Pass to the west - Summit Lake below

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Piute Lake to Upper Golden Trout Lake.  Also shows Muriel Lake sidetrip (purple line) and start of Desolation Lake sidetrip (green line). Day 2 hiking for Muriel Lake Sidetrip: 4.3 miles and 2393' of climbing.

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Day 2: Sidetrip to Desolation Basin: Bill Peckinpaugh, Austin Peckinpaugh, Kyle Meissner, Roger Shively, Jason Smith, and Brian Sisk. Day 2 hiking: 8.7 miles and 3289' of climbing.

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Bill Fishing in Desolation Lake. (No Luck)

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Brian at Desolation Lake

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Jason at Desolation Lake

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Brian & Jason Below Mt Humphreys

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Jason and Brian - Mt. Humphries in background

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Marmot in Desolation Basin

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California Marmot

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Marmot

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I'm out a here!

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Jason catching some rays - Golden Trout Lakes in background

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I think this is Lower Desolation Lake

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Tents near Desolation Lake

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Andrew at Muriel Lake - Muriel Peak (12937) beyond.

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Nugee Blaster Rock - Muriel Lake

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Bill's Golden Trout from Muriel Lake.

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Leaving Muriel Lake -Andrew, Danny & Peter

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Pack Train Leaving Golden Trout Lakes area - Piute Pass at upper right. We were waiting for the guys to return from the Desolation Lake sidetrip. Peter, Andrew, and Danny.

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Our camp at Upper Golden Lake - note all the bear cannisters (1 per person)

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Our camp at Upper Golden Trout Lake


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Sunset on Humphreys Peak- Camp 1 at Upper Golden Trout Lake

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Sunset - Upper Golden Trout Lake

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Close up of previous photo

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Alpenglow on Humphreys Peak

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Piute Canyon Trail near Golden Trout Lake

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Bill, Andrew, Bill P.,Kyle, Roger, Austin, Peter Danny (standing) Brian & Jason

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Another view

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Fishing in Puite Creek: We took a lunch break at Hutchinson Meadow about 4.5 miles from our camp at Upper Golden.

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Piute Creek

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Jason- Piute Cr. Falls

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Bill Peckinpaugh taking Jason's photo at Piute Cr Falls

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Short video of stop at Piute Cr. falls.


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Brian- Piute Cr. Falls

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Brian at Piute Cr Falls

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Roger & Kyle at Piute Cr Falls

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Peter - Break at Piute Cr. Falls

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Austin, Bill P., Brian at Piute Cr Falls

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Austin, Bill, Brian

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Jason - view down Piute Canyon

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Looking down at Piute Cr from falls

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The trail climbs over a shoulder to avoid a deep gorge at a bend in the creek. Note bluff at left as see in previous photo.

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Andrew- Looking back up Piute Canyon towards Hutchinson Meadow. Piute Cr Falls to Right.

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Bill at Overlook at Big Bend in Piute Canyon

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Another view

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Jason

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Jason in huge evergreen along trail

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Another view

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We hiked all the way down Piute Canyon to the junction with the John Muir Trail and the San Joaquin River shown here.

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San Joaquin River: We found a second rate campsite and doffed our packs to rest and look for a possible camp. While were were resting, two male campers came up from a camp directly below and rudely asked if we were staying there. If he had asked nicely, we would have told him that we were going to look for a camp but we replied that "we didn't know yet." We heard crashing and banging in their camp, and they soon passed by looking for another camp. I guess we threw cold water on their planned romantic interlude.

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Andrew and Roger going down the Big Water Slide at our camp on the San Joaquin R.

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Peter going down Big Water Slide

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Most fun ever on a backpacking trip: The Big Water Slide.


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Card game continues - note inventive use of bear canisters and Thermarest to make table.

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Camp 3 - Bill and Kyle getting supper ready (working on my one year old Dragonfly stove - due to a design flaw, deposits build up and the stove wouldn't work requiring a nightly clean up ritual.

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Preparing supper at Camp 3. It was a long (9.9 miles) but not a hard day as our climb was only about 550' but the 3800' descent was hard on the feet.

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Brian trying his luck flyfishing in the San Joaquin river.


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Danny & Kyle - getting breakfast ready

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Day 4 (best viewed at original size)

It was going to be another long but much harder day as we hiked about 8 miles and climbed about 2700'.

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Cascade Bill    - Long hot climb out of San Joaquin Canyon

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Very short video of Brian and Jason at overlook of San Joaquin valley.


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Bill Austin, & Brian - Overlook over San Joaquin Canyon

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Austin at San Joaquin Canyon overlook

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Jason at overlook

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Break along trail near Sally Keyes Lakes - Climb out of San J. done

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Taking a break in the shade.  It was along this stretch before the Sally Keyes Lakes that we met an unusual hiker that Bill Peckinpaugh dubbed, "Forest Gump".  He looked and sounded like he had been on the trail much too long, but Hey!, this is California!

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View of the eastern Sally Keyes Lake from our camp

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Swimming at Sally Keyes Lakes - Camping here was very crowded.

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Camp at Sally Keyes Lakes. This was an "interesting" camp. One of the groups camped at the lake was a Sierra Club Singles group.  I was headed out fishing behind Brian, when he suddenly came hurrying back. I continued on and found a couple of "singles" making out by the lake.

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Gang at S.K. Lake - Our sleep was interrupted by a donkey that had gotten loose, and was serenading us most of the night: HEEE HAWWW, HEEE HAWW! We kidded Roger that his "girl friend" was looking for him.

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Another view

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Day 5

Another short day although about half of the day was a cross country scramble - 4 miles and about 1200' of climbing.

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Looking back towards S.K. Lakes from trail to Heart Lake. San J. Canyon in background

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Heart Lake looking towards Selden Pass.

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Taking a break at Heart Lake - "We're the Sequoia Club, a whole new outfit!"

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Heart Lake - Selden Pass ahead

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Austin watches Bill fishing in Heart Lake

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Bill P. fishing in Heart Lake

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Can You See Me? - Peekaboo in the  Heart Lake Talus slope

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L to R: Peter, Danny, Andrew, Jason, Kyle, Brian, Roger, and Austin

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Setting out from Heart Lake and view back toward the lake from Selden Pass.

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View of Heart Lake from Selden Pass

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Andrew Self portrait from Selden Pass

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Heart Lake & Sally Keyes Lakes - from view point above Selden Pass

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Guys at Selden Pass - Danny, Andrew, Peter, and Kyle (unknown behind Kyle)

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Peter, Danny & Kyle - Selden Pass

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Jason got this photo from a viewpoint of the guys down in Selden Pass

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Taking a break at Selden Pass


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Austin, Bill, Brian - overlook at Selden Pass to Heart Lake (looking south)

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Selden Pass - 10900'

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Jason - Selden Pass

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Austin, Bill, Brian

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Marie Lake from Selden Pass - while we were taking our break, two Hippie Hikers met up at the pass - "Superfly" and "The Green Lantern" (no, I'm not making that up). They exchanged an elaborate fist bump handshake and went on their way.

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Looking north from Selden Pass towards Marie Lake


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Marie Lake - looking north from Selden Pass

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Brian's pack at Selden Pass

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Bill & Andrew - Marie Lake

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Jason - Marie Lake (looking north)

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Andrew - Marie Lake

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Going down switchbacks to Marie Lake

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Brian's brook trout - Marie Lake

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Bill's brook trout - Marie Lake

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Heading out from Marie Lake (hidden behind rock outcropping)

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Working our way around Marie Lake.  Peaks west of Marie Lake - Mt Hooper at right.  Note gathering storm clouds.

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Thunderstorm break above Marie Lake - we hunkered down and let the storm pass over us.

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While we were sitting there waiting out the storm, we saw a lightening strike across the way and a little later some smoke from a forest Fire- Marie Lake is to the left

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Closeup of Forest Fire

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Another view of fire from our break point - now we are in sun as the storm has passed over us

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Showing the fire that was ignited by lightening as we were hunkered down.

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Although it was sunny when we got to our camp at Sandpiper Lake, we had to scurry for cover as we were hit with a hailstorm.

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Gumbo night - preparing dinner between thunderstorms. At about the 2 min mark you can see where Andrew and Kyle had pitched their tent. It was  right in a drainage path where it flooded in a cloudburst and they had to move to a new spot.

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Camp at Sandpiper Lake

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Danny,Jason, Bill P., & Kyle at Sandpiper Lake camp

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Bill & Kyle - Sandpiper Lake Camp

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It was sunny when we set up our camp, but before long another thunderstorm passed by with a cloudburst.

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It was Gumbo and cheesecake night - Brian is porking out on the crust mix!

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Evening in camp, dinner and dishes done. The card game continues - Danny, Bill P, Peter, and Jason with Brian kibitzing. Very peaceful and scenic camp. Note: at about 1:05 you can see Andrew & Kyle's tent at its new location.

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View of Sandpiper Lake from hill above our camp

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Sunset on Lou Beverly Lake from ridge above Sandpiper Lake.  We would head out past this lake on our way out after our rest day.

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Peter - catching some rays at Sandpiper Lake rest day. The Sierra Club Singles group had also camped out at Sandpiper Lake, and before they left they came over and gave us a bag of crappy granola as a "reward" for being "good" boy scouts and not making too much noise.

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Jason - on eastern shore of Sandpiper Lake -camp is on far shore at right

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Bill P., Jason, and Brian's Dayhike to Seven Gables Ridge - following the green line around the eastern side of Sandpiper Lake and then up to the ridge following the red dashed line. The solid red line is my path as I fished the various lakes then followed the solid green line to Three Island lake and then returned the way I came except following the green line back to Sandpiper Lake.

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View of Medley Lakes Basin from day hike to 7 Gables Ridge

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Jason on Boulder - Day hike to Seven Gables Ridge

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ptarmigans along the way

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A typical Sierra Nevada tarn

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Break - looking toward 7 Gables Ridge - route follows canyon around to right

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Ice covered tarn near top of 7 Gables ridge

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View to east over 7 Gables basin to Feather Peak from top of 7 Gables ridge (El 12150)

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Brian, Bill, & Jason - view to south along 7 Gables ridge of knife edged massif.

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Jason - view of peaks at head of 7 Gables basin ( Peak 12441 at left)

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Brian and Bill - on top of Seven Gables ridge

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Brian & Bill P. - Feather Peak behind

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Peak 12441 to the right and Mt. Humphreys in the far distance

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Back down from day hike - view to west from small ice ringed tarn

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Close up of tarn

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Descending to two small lakes - you can see Mt Hooper to the left of center.

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Mt Hooper  to left - Jason and Bill working their way down to the lower of the small lakes shown in the previous photo.

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Further down from ridge.

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Closer to Lakes in previous photos

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Small Pond along way.

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Small tarns on way down - Mt. Hooper peering above ridge at right

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Day 7: Sandpiper Lake to SF Bear Creek - the red dashed line shows our cross country route from Lou Beverly Lake to the E Fork Bear Cr trail.

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Day 7 - Trail below Sandpiper  Lake looking north west

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Scrambling on "trail" up E. Fork Bear Creek Valley - Day 7

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Pool in E.F. Bear Creek from our break spot

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View down E.F. Bear Cr. from break spot - about Elev 10300 ' +/- 100'

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Looking down slide at E.F. Bear Cr - Andrew at left.

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Big Slide above our break point - if you enlarge the photo you can barely make out Andrew at the top right side.

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Andrew - trying the big "slide" in East Fork Bear Cr

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Andrew terrorizing small golden trout in E.F. Bear Cr.

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Tired Feet

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Looking up E. Fork Bear Creek from above the "slide".

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Andrew on "trail" near break spot.

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Typical granite outcroppings traversed by "trail" - there were some cairns here to help

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Close up of previous photo

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View of minor Peak of 7 Gables at head of E.F. Bear Cr Valley - Danny, the Invisible Man.

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Andrew, Peter, Invisible Man Danny, & Kyle - Lunch break near "Big Bend" in E.F. Bear Cr canyon.
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Lunch Break - northernmost peak in 7 Gables Ridge

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Another view of the striking peak at the end of the Seven Gables ridge

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Taking a break along the E.F. Bear Cr trail.


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Lunch Break - at Big Bend in canyon - entrance to 7 Gables Basin

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The point group - Bill P. , Brian, & Jason .  Vee Lake lies over ridge in center.

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Day 7: Upper SF Bear Cr to Vee Lake.

The trail peters out and we have to scramble up the ridge to Vee lake. The solid blue line is Brian's route up to a high point at sunset. Totals for day 7: 5.5 miles and 1700' of climb.

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Heading up into 7 Gables Basin - Looking south.

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Close up of previous photo

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Seven Gables Valley

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Austin - Break climbing ridge near Vee Lake

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Bill

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Brian's pack & Bill M. at break below Seven Gables

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Looking back towards Big Bend in EF Bear Cr. - about 11100 ft elev. Kyle, Austin, Danny the Invisible Man, Roger & Peter

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Taking a break about halfway up the ridge to Vee Lake.


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Andrew - northernmost peak in 7 Gables ridge in background. Stub Lake is at right side of photo.

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You got me! (Brian)

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View of 7 Gables Ridge from ridge below Vee lake

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Brian - near Vee Lake

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Jason and Brian climb to ridge above Vee Lake

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View of upper 7 Gables Basin and 7 Gables lakes from ridge above Vee Lake. Twin Peaks at right are the Gemini Peaks and the one to the left is our old friend, Peak 12441 from Jason, Bill, and Brian's day hike the previous day.

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Brian - view to west from ridge above Vee Lake

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Hiking up to Vee Lake.  The video shows us hiking up along the lake, but we didn't find any suitable campsites so we had to return to the outlet.

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Appoaching Vee Lake along outlet stream - As Usual Bill M. is far in rear.

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View of  7 Gables Ridge - Dayhike from Sandpiper ended up near snowfield at upper right.

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Seven Gables Ridge - Close up of spot on Day 7 day hike where Bill P., Jason, and Brian ended up on the ridge.

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Thunder cloud beyond Feather Peak - Vee Lake in the foreground - dark shadows from the clouds above. A fisherman that was camped down in the Seven Gables basin came by after fishing some of the upper lakes. Talking with him was the first time I ever heard the expression, "It's all good".

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Danny & Peter take a chilly dip in Vee Lake

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Bill P. at Vee Lake

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Feather Peak - Vee Lake

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Sun on Feather Peak - Vee Lake

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Alpenglow on peaks east of Vee Lake

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Spectacular sunset views at Vee Lake

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Sunset - Vee Lake. Feather Peak at Center

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Enjoying the sunset at Vee Lake. We see Brian climbing (or should I say running) up to the top of the ridge by the lake.

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Brian - self portrait at top of knob south of Vee Lake (Feather Peak in background) He did have his camera (see previous video)

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Sunset - nothernmost peak of 7 Gables ridge is at left.

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Sun is gone!

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Danny & Roger

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The Card Game goes on - Vee lake (Austin, Danny, & Roger)

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No Tents Tonight - Peter at Vee Lake (Brrrr!) Danny starting his almost 5 year long string of tentless nights camped under the stars. The string ended in March 2004 after a cloudburst in Slickhorn Canyon, Utah

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Route Day 8: Vee Lake to Upper Pine Lake.
(best viewed at original size)

A very long and hard day most above 11000'. It wasn't so much the miles (about 8) or the climb (about 1700') but most of it was a cross country scramble, some across snowfields and talus.  When we did get to the trail (at 12400' Italy Pass) it was in bad shape and hard on the feet.

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Day 8: Cascade Bill - Scramble above Vee Lake

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Seven Gables Peak - ridge above Vee lake

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Small tarn between Vee Lake and Little Bear Lake. Seven Gables peak in background

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Jason & Bill - Break between Big Bear and White Bear

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Jason's Pack

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Another break further up above Big Bear Lake


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Gemini Peak at center

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Bill & Andrew -view of Gemini Peaks to Seven Gables Peak.  Highpoint of Day 6 dayhike is on ridge between Andrew & Bill

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Andrew - Taking a break below White Bear Lake.

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Break at White Bear Lake - Hell Hill in backgound.  Yes we have to climb over it to Dancing Bear Pass.

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White Bear Lake - our route is over the pass to the left between the two snowfields.

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Small tarn near White Bear Lake

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Climbing Hell Hill

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Close up of previous photo - getting close to the snowfields from the previous photos

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Looking down on White Bear Lake

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The old man nearly dies on Hell Hill - White Bear Lk and Seven Gables in backgound

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Almost to the top of Hell Hill - Bill is above the snowfield noted previously.

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Andrew & Bill - top of Hell Hill

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Andrew & Bill- White Bear Lake below and Seven Gables Peak to the right.

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Andrew from viewpoint on top of Hell Hill

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Saying goodbye to Seven Gables ridge

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Scramble route from White Bear to Italy Pass to Granite Park

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Route over Dancing Bear Pass is directly in line with 7 Gables peak over 1st snowfield then skirting 2nd snowfield on the right.

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View of route over snowfields between top of Dancing Bear Pass (the low point at left) & Italy Pass(looking west)

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Bill - Italy lake to right as storm clouds gather. (Jumble Lake is obscured by Bill)

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Jumble Lake from traverse to Italy pass

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View of Italy Pass (12400 ft elev) from scramble route

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Bill (lower right) is almost to Italy Pass - Jumble lake in center

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Brian at Italy Pass

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Austin & Andrew -view down to Granite Park and Humphreys Peak far to southeast

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Roger - looking east from Italy Pass

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End of Day 8 route - Lower Granite Park to our camp at Upper Pine Lake.

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Striking bands on peak along the way

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Honey Moon Lake

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Day 9 - Upper Pine Lake to Pine Cr. Trailhead.

Our last day on the trail - 4.7 miles and dropping 2900' on a miserable (as most of the Sierra trails) trail that had you walking over fist sized rocks all the way down. Roger and Peter volunteered to hike down with me, while the rest went hell bent for leather down the trail to get the long car shuttle done as quickly as possible.

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Falls on Pine Creek

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Abandoned Tungsten Mine - Pine Cr trail

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Looking down Pine Cr Canyon - you can see the tailing ponds from the Pine Creek Tungsten Mine far below. California trails are different in many respects - at the end of the trail there was a sign, "Showers, 5 bucks".  Peter took advantage.

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Danny & Kyle and a bunch of packs were off loaded to the side of the road so that the car shuttle back up to North Lake could proceed without having Jason's van becoming overheated.

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Familiar with this area from his youth, Bill Peckinpaugh took us to an irrigation ditch for the rest of us to wash up. Jason was a little unsure of this but he did go in at the end. We made it to Susanville for another motel night at the River Inn and breakfast at the Black Bear Diner before the long drive home.

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