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I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
I have tales to tell! Basically the Sierra's threw the worst weather in any September that any one can remember at us. At one point we got 3" of pea sized hail in 20 minutes, it came down so hard it stripped the vegetation right off of the plants! Rain, hail along with daily thunder and lightening enlivened our trip. At one point we were flat on our faces in an area that was high with nothing taller than me around with lightening banging all around.

To add to the fun my hiking buddy is from south of Tampa and Hurricane Irma was closing in when we left. We called a halt to the trip at the one spot we could get out as we found out it had come through his place. We hiked 70 miles instead of 110 but had a blast. Even better he got home and the damage wasn't too bad (and his 30' boat was fine).

Picture is me showing just a bit of the great territory we covered....yes that is snow still remaining from our record setting winter......
 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
One pic...one stinkin' pic? That dog ain't gonna hunt.


 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
What part of the Sierra's?... or what coordinates roughly?
 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Father_Pobasturd wrote:
One pic...one stinkin' pic? That dog ain't gonna hunt.




I'll try to do better but this blog and its picture deal is very frustrating.....
 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Ctkog wrote:
What part of the Sierra's?... or what coordinates roughly?

We hiked from Donner Pass (I-80) towards Ebbetts Pass (state Hwy4)...110 miles, all of it along the Pacific crest Trail. Passes through the Granite Cheif Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness and Mokulemne Wilderness.
 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
takehikes wrote:
Ctkog wrote:
What part of the Sierra's?... or what coordinates roughly?

We hiked from Donner Pass (I-80) towards Ebbetts Pass (state Hwy4)...110 miles, all of it along the Pacific crest Trail. Passes through the Granite Cheif Wilderness, Desolation Wilderness and Mokulemne Wilderness.


Nice! did you go thru Hope Valley / twin lakes area? It's so beautiful up in that area with all the Aspens. My favorite riding.... hwy 88 and 4 down to Murphy's and Big Trees.
 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Cool story. More pics needed for sure though.
 
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That would be a blast!!
 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
Where are those tales and stories... Yaaawn
 
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Re:I'm back from backpacking trip! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago  
no pics,it didn't happen Glad you made it back safe!
 
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