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A Favored Trip


Geezer Tom

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I'm sure that there are many of us that have favorite trips. I have several and thought I would share this one. I put the photos in here rather than sending people to another site. If this is a forum faux pas, please let me know.

I have done this trip 5 times and it always shows me new things. I like this route so much that I actually took a couple friends with me back in 2010.

I start at Horseshoe Meadows (Eastern Sierra) and have used all of the passes at some time or other. My favorite being New Army Pass.

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Once on the top, a lot of people use this area to hit the Mt Langley summit.

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Once over the pass we were basically on the back side of Mt Whitney. On this particular trip we had thunderstorms move in with a lot of blustery wind and little water.

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Once we got to Crabtree Meadows light snow fell and the temp dropped. Scenery, as you can imagine, was terrific...and the fishing.

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Our tiny group spent the night at Crabtree and then headed towards the Kern Canyon.

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Once in the Kern Gorge the fishing changes. Kern River Rainbows are the dominate fish with some nice Browns thrown into the mix.

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Walking downstream we ran into the popular Kern Hot Springs. Luckily this was late season and we had the place to ourselves.

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Refreshed, we headed towards the junction back to Horseshoe Meadows. Towards other fishing and meeting new trail buddies.

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Beautiful water.

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Great camp spots.

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After crossing the metal bridge on the Kern we headed up towards the high country and Brook Trout and Goldens.

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Out over Trail Pass.

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Okay, I'm Jonesing to get out. I've been hold up for 8 months now after shoulder surgery (sucks to get old) and needed to get some sort of fix. Remembering my trips helps. I am out again in mid-March to Eastern Arizona. Doesn't look like a tough trail and the fishing should be good. A gentle return. My dog (Brooke, The Wonder Dog) is more than ready. Thanks for indulging me and maybe we could look at some other packers favorite trips.

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Aaron Zagrodnick
19 hours ago, Geezer Tom said:

I put the photos in here rather than sending people to another site. If this is a forum faux pas, please let me know

No problem whatsoever, actually...dropping photos right in the post is the best way to go about it! That looks like an amazing trip - nice golden. Seems like this is one of those trips that "has it all".

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