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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Jimr » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:45 pm

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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby richlong8 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:35 am

Just a quick headsup for those who might not have noticed: There is a fire in the Kern River watershed, probably NW of Jordan Hot Springs in the vicinity of Shaeffer Meadow since they are calling it the Schaeffer fire. I was in the southern Sierra yesterday on the South Fork, and by 4pm, it was like Dantes's Inferno, very smoky. When I got back out to 395 at Pearsonville, it appears that the smoke is going north and filling up the Owens Valley. They posted a notice that it is 4500 acres, and 3% contained. They are not really going all out to stop the fire, just contain it, and let it burn out, and it appears it has a good chance of growing, and lasting for awhile. The notice posted at the store in Kennedy Meadows says the smoke might travel as far as Mammoth.
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Rockyroad » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:55 am

I will likely miss this year's meet-up, as I don't think I can get away from work that week. Also, latest photos of Taboose Creek look scary!

FYI, this is a useful link for daily snapshots of fire activity and where the smoke is heading (at least at the time the photo is taken)
https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?p=geographic&l=MODIS_Aqua_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor(hidden),MODIS_Terra_CorrectedReflectance_TrueColor,MODIS_Fires_Terra,Reference_Labels,Reference_Features(hidden),Coastlines&t=2017-07-04&z=3&v=-122.33177338181177,35.18488630185957,-115.58177338181177,38.41926130185957
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Jimr » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:00 pm

richlong8 wrote:Just a quick headsup for those who might not have noticed: There is a fire in the Kern River watershed, probably NW of Jordan Hot Springs in the vicinity of Shaeffer Meadow since they are calling it the Schaeffer fire. I was in the southern Sierra yesterday on the South Fork, and by 4pm, it was like Dantes's Inferno, very smoky. When I got back out to 395 at Pearsonville, it appears that the smoke is going north and filling up the Owens Valley. They posted a notice that it is 4500 acres, and 3% contained. They are not really going all out to stop the fire, just contain it, and let it burn out, and it appears it has a good chance of growing, and lasting for awhile. The notice posted at the store in Kennedy Meadows says the smoke might travel as far as Mammoth.


It clears up well before you hit Olancha. I got a golden hour shot last night at Nine Mile Canyon.
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Jimr » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:14 pm

It looks like my party's plans are evolving daily. As it looks now, Plan A & Alt B are most likely out. Plan C will likely be modified into travel along JMT, then moving up to hit various lakes along the way to camp. Oh well, I haven't seen that part of the JMT and it will be an exercise in choosing camps locations away from the normal JMT traffic. Nine days to cover from Sawmill to Bench to Taboose leaves plenty of leisure to explore higher snow areas as day hikes.
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Gazelle » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:21 pm

I think I am taking close to your black line also
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Jimr » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:11 pm

We may be leapfrogging each other. Maybe camping together form time to time if it happens to work out that way. That would be fun. Just let the pieces fall where they may.
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby richlong8 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:23 am

Jimr wrote:It looks like my party's plans are evolving daily. As it looks now, Plan A & Alt B are most likely out. Plan C will likely be modified into travel along JMT, then moving up to hit various lakes along the way to camp. Oh well, I haven't seen that part of the JMT and it will be an exercise in choosing camps locations away from the normal JMT traffic. Nine days to cover from Sawmill to Bench to Taboose leaves plenty of leisure to explore higher snow areas as day hikes.

Jim, I have done that loop, and it was quite enjoyable. Decent fishing in Woods Basin, but the mosquitoes were horrible. I may be headed up to Sawmill Lake the weekend of the 15th. I am out of shape, and that grind will help get me ready for the Meetup going up Taboose the following weekend. Sawmill Lake is pretty in its own way, and I will try and leave you a few of those fat jumping rainbow trout that live in that lake.
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Gazelle » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:10 am

So it is almost time I am leaving wednesday morning and starting to hike thursday morning out of Kearsage. My question is who actually is still planning on being at the meetup? From what I can tell Jimr and friends, alpinemike?, flamingo, Hobbes, and myself? Anyone else?
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Jimr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:38 am

Reading from the change to Bench Lake on, It looks like:
Jimr
Oleander
Ghost
Gazelle
Hobbes
Alpine Mike
Flamingo
Richlong8
Dave_Ayers - if his knee has healed properly
Sparky - Maybe
Maverick - Maybe

If I missed someone, please chime in :-)
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby alpinemike » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:41 am

After a very shaky couple weeks with medical issues, which caused me to cancel my first section with Rogue (and ironically enough he ended up bailing after 2 days), I should be set to go on my next section which means making it to the meet up. From my memory that's Bench Lake on the 27th.
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Re: Maverick's 2017 Annual HST Meet-up

Postby Flamingo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:36 am

@Gazelle -- Yes, I'll be at Bench Lake on Thursday night the 27th (and maybe also the 26th). I'm climbing Arrow Peak on the 27th. Have a safe and fun trip!
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