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Re: TR: Bear Lakes Basin Pine Creek TH 09-05/11-19

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:24 pm
by windknot
Thanks for the very entertaining trip report. Paired with great photos! A perfect combination -- your appreciation and gratitude for the trip are apparent in your writing.

I cracked up at the mental image you provided here:
mckee80 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Unfortunately, our fishing setup was lacking, to say the least. At the last minute, we picked up some line, a couple lures, and some sinkers, thinking we could use our hiking poles as rods. We're not good fishermen with a legit setup, so that kind of went as we expected it to.
Thanks again for taking the time to post this.

Re: TR: Bear Lakes Basin Pine Creek TH 09-05/11-19

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:49 pm
by Harlen
Mckee80 wrote:
Nice work! I think it took me until 45 to start backpacking because it is so beer unfriendly. One of our biggest challenges is trying to figure out how much whiskey we can fit in the bear can.
It took me awhile to perfect this, but the secret is to just pour the whiskey or brandy out of the bottles and into the bottom* of the bearcan. It's the bottle(s) that takes up an awkward amount of space. Most packaged foodstuff will happily float in the whiskey, but things like the instant oatmeal, chocolate, and crackers in paper and cardboard containers will become sodden. It's not a problem though as the whiskey flavor blends well with everything!

*midway up the bearcan on long trips.
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Re: TR: Bear Lakes Basin Pine Creek TH 09-05/11-19

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:08 am
by mckee80
jhfowler wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Great TR! It reminded me of my own trip through Bear Lake Basin:

https://jimmyjamhikingclub.com/2018/08/ ... bbot-pass/
Thanks! As a trip report fanboy, I’ve read many of your reports. Thank you for posting them.

And I actually looked at slope angle shading before I went. I was going to bring the problematic parts, but I forgot. I think I made the mistake of thinking it would be obvious (it was not :)). I was more worried about going up the other side. Looking at your picture, it makes sense how much that sucked!

Re: TR: Bear Lakes Basin Pine Creek TH 09-05/11-19

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:10 am
by mckee80
windknot wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:24 pm
Thanks for the very entertaining trip report. Paired with great photos! A perfect combination -- your appreciation and gratitude for the trip are apparent in your writing.

I cracked up at the mental image you provided here:
mckee80 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Unfortunately, our fishing setup was lacking, to say the least. At the last minute, we picked up some line, a couple lures, and some sinkers, thinking we could use our hiking poles as rods. We're not good fishermen with a legit setup, so that kind of went as we expected it to.
Thanks again for taking the time to post this.
Glad you enjoyed it. I had a blast sitting on my chair at Bearpaw Lake watching my buddy try to cast. Very entertaining!

Re: TR: Bear Lakes Basin Pine Creek TH 09-05/11-19

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:15 am
by mckee80
Harlen wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:49 pm

It took me awhile to perfect this, but the secret is to just pour the whiskey or brandy out of the bottles and into the bottom of the bearcan.
It is this kind of experience and knowledge that makes this board so essential to trip planning. Thank you!

Re: TR: Bear Lakes Basin Pine Creek TH 09-05/11-19

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:01 pm
by bbayley80
great report. lovely pics! sorry, I just now noticed your PM on the subject..by the looks of this report you did juuuust fine. excellent work.