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Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby SirBC » Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 pm

*Edited* I was considering combining a Bear Lakes Basin trip with the meetup but think I will keep those as separate trips. So, I'll likely be heading in on the 23rd over Mono pass.
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby SNOOOOW » Tue May 29, 2018 9:34 am

Gazelle wrote:So getting closer who is in for this still? I am for sure!


Was looking forward to my 1st meet up but after chatting with PBR (vacaruss) a bit more we have decided that those dates will work for us to go and bag Middle Pal. "Maybe next year" I guess... :drinkers:
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby Love the Sierra » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:29 am

I am intending to come but am getting confused by the various posts. Some are saying to come in via LLV and I am not sure what or where that is. Coming in through Edison Lake? I was thinking of coming in through the McGee trailhead on the east side. I am not a cross country maven, though I believe that I am able to make it in to the lake safely... especially if some of you would want to hike in with me. :)
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby AlmostThere » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:21 am

As usual, my schedule for trail crew has been changing. It looks like I may be able to just walk in sans saw - it's still making more sense to come in from Edison. Not sure what route I want to take, have to look at maps again.

For those considering Pine Creek, may want to check out the washout in the trail to Morgan Pass....
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby maverick » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:59 am

I am intending to come but am getting confused by the various posts. Some are saying to come in via LLV and I am not sure what or where that is. Coming in through Edison Lake? I was thinking of coming in through the McGee trailhead on the east side. I am not a cross country maven, though I believe that I am able to make it in to the lake safely... especially if some of you would want to hike in with me. :)


Several of us are coming in via McGee on the 24th, you are welcome to join us. :)
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby Love the Sierra » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:23 pm

Are all of you reserving permits now? I usually have pretty good luck getting the permits the day of our trip. Does the Lone Pine ranger station leave permits in the overnight box? I seem to remember being told by a ranger that they will not leave permits for you at that specific station.
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby maverick » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:41 am

Are all of you reserving permits now? I usually have pretty good luck getting the permits the day of our trip. Does the Lone Pine ranger station leave permits in the overnight box? I seem to remember being told by a ranger that they will not leave permits for you at that specific station.
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby AlmostThere » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:43 pm

So I will probably get the permit walk in, on Wednesday, and drive up early on Thursday. Take the ferry across Edison and walk up to Grinnell, spend a day and come out on Sunday the same way back to the car. Easy peasy. If anyone wants to do the same I can ask for a permit for 2 or 3.
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:05 am

So I will probably get the permit walk in, on Wednesday, and drive up early on Thursday. Take the ferry across Edison and walk up to Grinnell, spend a day and come out on Sunday the same way back to the car. Easy peasy.


This is great to read AT, will see you in several weeks. :)
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Postby Hobbes » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:52 pm

Is anyone planning on hiking out Friday over Mono pass to the Mosquito Flat TH? I think I may come down the PCT from Mammoth pass, then catch the Mono creek trail up to Grinnell for the meet-up.

My issue is getting back to my car from Mosquito Flat. It seems like a big hassle to leave it beforehand, then get a shuttle to Mammoth. It would be a lot easier if anyone is driving down to Tom's Place after hiking out Friday. From there (or 203/395 junction), I should be able to get an Uber/hitch back up to Horseshoe Lake.
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