Trip Report: High Sierra Trail Yoyo

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Re: Trip Report: High Sierra Trail Yoyo

Post by ironmike » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:20 pm

awesome wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:44 pm

What's the main benefit of camping at Crabtree vs. Guitar Lake, access to a bear box?
Sit down crapper versus WAG bag! Not a trivial consideration!
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Re: Trip Report: High Sierra Trail Yoyo

Post by sekihiker » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:49 am

awesome wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Wright Creek!
I attempted a yo-yo of the HST planning a return through the Kaweahs, but was thwarted by heavy snow remaining on their eastern slopes.
Re. Wright Creek, here is a quote from my HST trip report, "The fording of raging Wright Creek, muddy from the afternoon's showers, was the most exciting event of the evening."
I ended up doing a semi-yo-yo, ending my trip at RoadsEnd near Cedar Grove.
Trip report is at: http://www.sierrahiker.com/HighSierraTrail/index.html

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Re: Trip Report: High Sierra Trail Yoyo

Post by Harlen » Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:57 pm

Nice pics Awesome. And Bill,I enjoyed your olde sierrahiker trip report. Cheers, Ian.

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Re: Trip Report: High Sierra Trail Yoyo

Post by Jim F » Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:54 pm

Awesome, thanks for the TR.

Bill, thanks for your TR from 1997. Concerning the Kern Hot Springs, you noted "The first time I was here (1960), the tub was housed in a small cabin." In 1959 Dad and I stopped there and enjoyed the tub. I definitely recall the cabin. A short distance away was the Chagoopa Falls Ranger Station. We were low on provisions, and the friendly ranger gave me two cans of corned beef hash.

This season Ranger Rob was stationed at Tyndall Creek, not at his customary location at the Crabtree Village, which was inherited by Ranger Christine this season. (Ranger Christine had never heard of the Chagoopa Falls Ranger Station.) Rob's wife is now a botanist for the Park. Hope they are back at TM this winter.

Again, gentlemen, your motivating TRs are appreciated.

Jim

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Re: Trip Report: High Sierra Trail Yoyo

Post by wsp_scott » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:32 am

Thanks for the trip report and the photos, I like the idea of a YoYo or a loop to do the HST vs shuttle or something to get from one side to the other.
Around dinner time I stopped and made an incredible pot of thick tortilla soup.
got a recipe for this soup? Or was this a "packaged" meal?
My trip reports: backpackandbeer.blogspot.com

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