Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by Beantown » Thu May 15, 2014 1:20 pm

Sounds like 1000 island lake is possible for memorial weekend? I'm still planning on being up there staying at deadman and just hiking and fishing so I'll be looking for updates.

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by Beantown » Fri May 16, 2014 5:09 pm

Seems like everyone has the same idea...all the permits are reserved for Saturday at all the trailheads in the area. Guess I'll have to get a walk in permit, I was planning on heading up Friday anyways.

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by arundodonax » Fri May 16, 2014 9:47 pm

Beantown wrote:Seems like everyone has the same idea...all the permits are reserved for Saturday at all the trailheads in the area. Guess I'll have to get a walk in permit, I was planning on heading up Friday anyways.
Yup.

If it's any consolation, duck pass has permits—not exactly the same area, but interesting nonetheless...

Anyone know what time we will need to get there to get permits, considering it's the holiday? Is opening on Saturday sufficient, or should we get there beforehand to avoid a wait?

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by cahikr » Wed May 21, 2014 12:12 pm

My plans are still on for a Friday morning start, although looking at the mammoth web cams it is presently snowing as I write this.
Also checked Red's site and they state they will be open for this weekend and the shuttle will be running.

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Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by AlmostThere » Wed May 21, 2014 12:43 pm

Tioga is closed. Going over Tehachapi or Carson?


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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by arundodonax » Wed May 21, 2014 12:50 pm

cahikr wrote:My plans are still on for a Friday morning start, although looking at the mammoth web cams it is presently snowing as I write this.
The NOHRSC model is showing that the new snow should be mostly melted off by Saturday morning. Of course, there haven't been very good reports about the existing snow in that area recently. This weekend is calling for nicer weather and good temps.

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by jenreyn » Wed May 21, 2014 1:19 pm

I was just out at Iva Bell Hotsprings this past week. Rode our bikes down since the road is closed till this weekend(Friday). Super nice down that way.....green, warm and good water flow but nothing too crazy for this time of year. Some mosquitos were out and about. On our way out we were looking at the High Trail and it looks pretty clear until maybe you get closer to Thousand Island. I am sure it is still patchy in spots, etc. amongst the pine forest. Either choice will be great. Supposed to be warm this weekend and the new snow should be melted off.

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by maverick » Wed May 21, 2014 1:31 pm

Hi Jenreyn,

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by jenreyn » Wed May 21, 2014 3:49 pm

I did not find them. I ended up hiking out to Puppet Pass and back to Piute TH in a day to look. No dice but the terrain all looks the same so either they are there somewhere or someone picked them up. I noticed a couple boot tracks in the vicinity from that prior week so who knows.

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Re: Thousand island lake backpacking memorial weekend

Post by Beantown » Wed May 21, 2014 4:18 pm

I was able to get a permit for agnew meadows a spot opened up. I'm going Saturday morning to 1000 island then to ediza for sun and hiking out mon. Talked to the ranger today and said the mountain got 6 inches if snow, none at the city elev. road scheduled to open Friday to reds. Should be a good weekend!

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