Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

A forum to initiate member meet-up. Looking for a hiking/climbing/fishing/skiing/etc. partner, or are you planning a trip where you wouldn't mind having some company? Last minute invites can be just as fun as a well-planned group trip (sometimes even better) so don't be shy! And be sure to post a trip report to the appropriate forum when you get back.
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Re: Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

Post by Dave_Ayers » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:39 am

At this point, I sounds like we are down to just Flamingo, Ashery, and I with Oleander and Cameron as possibles. Did I miss anyone?

Given that very low number, I suggest postponing one month to 8/25. Perhaps that will help boost attendance.








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Re: Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

Post by maverick » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:54 am

Did I miss anyone?
Yes, rightstar76, sekihiker, Saltydog, limpingcrab, Rockyroad, and at least 3 additional members who were also interested back 3 months ago, but not sure about their status.
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Re: Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

Post by Rockyroad » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:07 pm

I’m still a maybe. I’m starting on the Alta trail and depending on snow, weather, and if I can find a way down to Deadman, I may just hang out in the Tableland area.

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Re: Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

Post by wildhiker » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:34 pm

I haven't been able to make any of the meetups that Maverick so thoughtfully tries to organize (and can't make this one, either), mostly because of other commitments, but also sometimes because they seemed too difficult to access, particularly on a shorter time schedule. So here's a suggestion: why not pick locations that can be reached in a single long day from a trailhead, so those with less time could still try to make it? Those with more time could do the meetup at the beginning or end of their longer hike. Those who are slower (like me) could take 1.5 or 2 days to get there. I think you would get more attendance with such a location. This year's location would take me 3 days to reach, and that assumes we didn't have this giant snowpack.
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Re: Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

Post by maverick » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:19 pm

Yes, was planning to make next years Meetup location much easier to access, locations will be rotated by difficulty levels yearly. :)
Will also wait till April to announce the location, especially in a year when the location is a more difficult one, and may be impacted by the snow pack, like this year.
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Post by rightstar76 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:18 pm

Not this one unfortunately. Would like to attend the next one. I really like wildhiker's idea. Think maverick is making some good changes here. :)

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Post by oleander » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:23 pm

I'm very sorry, but I'm going to miss the meetup. :( Was looking forward to meeting new people and seeing old friends. Just can't make it work for me in this year's conditions.

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Post by Harlen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:52 pm

I wanted to make this one too, but my usual hiking buddy Carleton just got busted up in wreck, and I am off to visit him- to wallow with him in his beer and misery. Lucky (relatively) bastard- broken neck- no paralysis, but scary shite. Yes, the bloody driving is more dangerous than the rest of the backpacking trip combined. Take care- hope the Meet-up is a great success.
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Re: Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

Post by Ashery » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:58 am

Bummer about all the last minute cancellations; it's one thing to have something major happen months prior, forcing one to reprioritize their time and bail, but it's another thing entirely to have the rug pulled out at the last minute.

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Re: Maverick's 2019 Annual 7/25-7/26 HST Meet-up

Post by SSSdave » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:07 am

Well for those wondering what do do now?

Just successfully submitted for a reserved permit out of Glen Alpine trailhead in Desolation for 4 nights leisurely base camping in the Halfmoon zone. Will be near the end of this month. Anyone (f or m) want to loosely meet up there, send a PM. Late afternoon before permit starts, will likely night hike in the first couple miles to the wilderness border at 7.1k just beyond the Glen Alpine Springs buildings. Then the following sunrise continue on the following 2.5>3 miles to Half Moon zone.

Satellite shows Susie, Heather, Halfmoon, Gilmore melted out last week with minor patches of snow decreasing in surrounding lands. Area with colorful metamorphic rock and gnarly Sierra junipers. Thus in another week plus should be plenty of greenery and wildflowers making their mid summer appearance. Also some of the better lakes in the wilderness for fishing. Last year's trip into basin focused near Heather:

http://www.davidsenesac.com/2018_Trip_C ... html#jun21

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