TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by LMBSGV » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:21 pm

Yes, I definitely enjoyed your wonderful report. Your joy and appreciation of every aspect of your trip stand out in the narrative and photos. Thanks so much for sharing.








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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by gary c. » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:31 am

Outstanding report and pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by George Tirebiter » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:30 am

I was up in the humphreys basin too with my kids the storm that rolled in at 3am on Friday the 3rd was the most intense 1/2 hour of storm I've ever experienced. Having my 9,11 and 13 year olds really upped the scare factor. The lightning strikes every 3 seconds added to this dads anxiety.

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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by maverick » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:01 am

Fantastic TR and wonderful pictures, thank you for sharing Dave!



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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by bbayley80 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:32 am

great trip.
luxe for sure.

makes me want to step up my ''want'' list ;)

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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by ofuros » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:25 pm

Thumbs up from me......enjoyed your trip.
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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by rlown » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:19 pm

One of my favorite areas. Loved the dog pics, and was glad they got over Puppet Pass. Those down booties in one of the tent pics; They are to die for!! I've used them before on snow camping and there the best thing invented for Sierra weather.

Thanks for sharing your trip. excellent all around!!

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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by vinjo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:43 pm

What a great trip! You sure eat a lot better food than I eat while packing. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by ERIC » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:19 am

Really nice report and awesome photos. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: TR: Humphreys Basin/French Canyon

Post by whrdafamI? » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:18 am

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