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    Sequoia, Kings Canyon hike

    Last week I got to fly out and join MountainManMike and his friend Dan on a trip in Kings Canyon. Thank you guys it was great meeting and hiking with you.

    I did a little pre-hike sightseeing in the parks before MMMike picked me up for the ride to the hike TH at Onion Valley. From there we hiked over to Rae Lakes with stops at Flower Lake, Charlotte Lake, Rae Lake, Kearsarge Lake, and Matlock Lake. Doing a out and back hike meant climbing both Kearsarge and Glen Passes twice so we got a pretty good work out.

    On the drive back we took the scenic route with a stop to check out Mono Lake and great views driving thru Yosemite NP.

    Here is a link to my pictures.

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1008009...eat=directlink

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    Thanks for sharing your trip, the pics were great. Don't think I've got straps big enough for those trees.

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    134 fine shots, thanks for taking us along!

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    I had to use double straps on one side the first night at Flower Lake. Never would of made it around the Redwoods!

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    Sequoia: where you might need longer tree straps... hehe
    ‟Im in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.″ John Steinbeck

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    134 fine shots, thanks for taking us along!
    You get such great views above the treeline.

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    Many years ago (oh,37 years or so) I did almost that exact hike. We simply crossed the sierras from the Onion Valley side and came out the west side. When we did that hike there had been a fire just 3 weeks earlier. At one point we were hiking through miles of ash and burnt trees (some still on fire).

    Is there any sign of the fire now 3 decades later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregB View Post
    Many years ago (oh,37 years or so) I did almost that exact hike. We simply crossed the sierras from the Onion Valley side and came out the west side. When we did that hike there had been a fire just 3 weeks earlier. At one point we were hiking through miles of ash and burnt trees (some still on fire).

    Is there any sign of the fire now 3 decades later?
    I didn't see any. Of course living back east where trees are everywhere I don't see how fires could make it anywhere out there.

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    WW!!! Looks like a great trip. I sure miss the West! Thanks for posting, EagleJ!
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    I miss the west also and I've live on the east side all my life.

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