TR: Thousand Island Lake 5/24-5/26

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TR: Thousand Island Lake 5/24-5/26

Post by pakoR » Thu May 29, 2014 10:20 pm

Hello all. This is my first post here. I came across this forum while researching trip reports to Thousand Island Lake. Over the Memorial Day Weekend, I went up from the Rush Creek Trailhead to Thousand Island Lake, then to Gem Lake, and back out.

Most of the trail from the Rush Creek TH to Thousand Island Lake is exposed and was free of snow. There were some patches of snow before reaching Spooky Meadow and Agnew Pass but nothing worth carrying snowshoes. TIL was mostly frozen over with night temperatures around 25F.

The trail from TIL to Gem Lake was covered in snow above 9500' where it meandered through the dense forest. Most of the snow was hard packed and was easy to traverse. The mosquitoes are starting to make an appearance at Gem Lake. Night temps were in the low 40s.

I want to share some photos from my trip. Enjoy and thanks for all the great information posted here.

francisco

Silver Lake Campground, Carson Peak
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Silver Lake
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Going up the trail south of Agnew Lake
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Agnew Lake
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Spooky Meadow
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Summit Lake
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Banner Peak
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Thousand Island Lake
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Thousand Island Lake, Milky Way
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Thousand Island Lake
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Banner Peak, Clark Lakes
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Agnew Lake
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Re: TR: Thousand Island Lake

Post by schmalz » Thu May 29, 2014 10:34 pm

Very nice. Thanks for the TR and pics.

Also, welcome to HST!

Seems like a lot of members here were at 1000 island last weekend.
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Post by The Other Tom » Fri May 30, 2014 4:02 am

Hi PackoR and welcome to HST ! Thanks for a great trip report. I always like to see the night shots.

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Post by sheperd80 » Fri May 30, 2014 6:21 am

Welcome to HST! Great photos. Cant wait to see this trail for myself someday.

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Re: TR: Thousand Island Lake

Post by thebacs » Fri May 30, 2014 8:03 am

The Milky Way shot is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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Post by cgundersen » Fri May 30, 2014 8:26 am

hi Francisco,
Great shots; I'll second the compliment on the Milky Way photo! My wife is looking for a new camera: could you tell us what you were using?
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Re: TR: Thousand Island Lake

Post by maverick » Fri May 30, 2014 10:07 am

Hi Francisco,

Welcome to HST! Thank you for taking time to post you first TR, which turned out
wonderful! Hope to see many more in the future. :)

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Re: TR: Thousand Island Lake

Post by gary c. » Fri May 30, 2014 1:03 pm

Great report, thanks for sharing.
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Re: TR: Thousand Island Lake

Post by texan » Fri May 30, 2014 2:36 pm

Nice Pics. Now we can really see how much snow is out there. Thanks for posting.

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Re: TR: Thousand Island Lake

Post by pakoR » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:31 pm

Thanks everyone.

cgundersen: On this trip, I used a Canon 6D. For the night photos I used a Canon EF 16-35mm lens, and the rest were taken with a Canon 24-105mm lens. I've also used a Canon T3i with a Sigma 10-20mm lens with good results; see the 2 photos below.
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