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Offline 04man

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Fathers Day weekend outing
« on: August 22, 2013, 11:07:10 AM »
The years have past and I get few one on one time with my son. This particular weekend my wife was outa town and the boy had nothing on his schedule so we headed to the Sierras for some fishing. And it was Fathers Day weekend to boot!

Since pics make the Internet more interesting but really none of fish, this is more of Outing material.



This is the first leg of the hike to First Lake. Camp was just below to the left.

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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2013, 11:16:11 AM »

This is the second switchback overlooking the previous pic. In the summer the south facing exposure makes the walk hot and the trees of the higher elevation desirable.

That's my 15yr old son carrying a rock above his head for the added exertion. Seems the walk and altitude weren't enough.

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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 11:28:11 AM »

In the trees, just past halfway, is Lon Chaneys' cabin. A remarkable structure with fishing from the front portch.




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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 11:36:20 AM »

Passing the woods and back out on the trail with the sun beating down on ya the Lake seems too far away. The view changes a bit but slowly because that's how fast I walk. Slowly! My son was good to me and showed patience.


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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 11:51:47 AM »
The first view of First Lake.



Second Lake.
Temple Crag looming above.

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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 12:02:59 PM »

We went swimming to wash the sweat off. Damn! The water was cold. And I may have scared the fish!

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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2013, 12:06:32 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pics and your trip.

That is some beautiful country you have to camp there.
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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2013, 12:09:50 PM »
The trip down is usually quicker. 10,000ft. didn't seem to phase the kid as he ran down the mountain back to camp. That's the kind of thing that makes me feel like I'm gaining age. When I was 15 would I have done the same?
Almost back to camp this view of the South Fork greeted me. I took a few minutes to take it in.

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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 12:23:36 PM »
real nice country...dang wippersnappers and thier tireless energy LOL...at least he stayed with you on the way up!

great pics, thanks for posting...woods
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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2013, 01:39:37 PM »
What an outing to spend with your son. Real nice!

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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2013, 06:36:12 AM »
Very Cool!
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Good to see ya had some good times with your son & got out in some beautiful country!


Thanks for sharing the trip!
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I love being out in the woods!   I like this quote from Mors Kochanski - "The more you know, the less you carry". I believe in the same creed, & think  "Knowledge & honed skills" are the best things to carry with ya when you're out in the wilds. They're the ultimate "ultralight" gear! ;)

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Re: Fathers Day weekend outing
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2013, 09:28:28 PM »
Thanks for sharing. That is some gorgeous country. How deep are those lakes?