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Larry Sullivan
(150mph) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
5 nights through the Great Western Divide, Sequoia Nat. Pk., Calif. on 10/15/2009 00:30:57 MDT Print View

Some pix from my Sep. '09 hike on the High Sierra Trail from Crescent Mdw. to Kaweah Gap, Big 5 Lakes and Black Rock Pass. More pics and trip report on my hike site: http://planetrambler.com/150mph/090914-18_GreatWesternDivide/index.html

Hamilton Lake
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Valhalla area
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Precipice Lake
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Big Five Lake no.2
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Cliff Creek valley west of Black Rock Pass
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Great Western Divide from the High Sierra Trail

Edited by rcaffin on 10/17/2009 15:05:37 MDT.

Justin McMinn
(akajut) - F

Locale: Central Oklahoma
Re: 5 nights through the Great Western Divide, Sequoia Nat. Pk., Calif. on 10/15/2009 08:42:11 MDT Print View

Great, thorough report! You provide much better information than what I've seen in various guide books. I'm going to come back and check out your other trips on your site.

Hikin' Jim
(hikin_jim)

Locale: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Great stuff! on 10/15/2009 10:52:29 MDT Print View

Great stuff, bro. Good photos. Did a very similar trip in July doing a loop out of Mineral King to HST to Kaweah, to Little 5 to Big 5, and then out over Sawtooth.

Big 5 Lakes is a great area to visit. Scenic and secluded. Lots of water. Mosquitoes not nearly as bad as surrounding areas. Just a pleasure.

Michael Skwarczek
(uberkatzen) - F

Locale: Sudamerica
gorgeous pics and great site on 10/15/2009 20:08:33 MDT Print View

I was planning a trip (initially for next week) to launch out of Wolverton; North cross country from the Tableland Meadows, and looping east and then south through Elizabeth Pass to the HST; West back to Wolverton through Panther Gap.

I've already canceled, but holding onto the off chance it's still possible at this time of year. Do you figure it's all closed up through Winter since this storm?

cheers,
-Michael

Larry Sullivan
(150mph) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
Thanks for your comments! on 10/16/2009 17:53:35 MDT Print View

Hey Jim - Your hike I was looking at too. Would love to see your pix. I happened to notice your name in the register atop Jean Pk after I did San Jacinto this summer. Bet you're in all the peak registers around SoCal!

Mike - I'd monitor the weather reports closely and bring snow/ice gear if were to do your hike now. Eliz. Pass will surely have gotten snow, just how much has melted is the question...

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
nice! on 10/16/2009 18:16:30 MDT Print View

i was out that way in september (see my trip report). great photos and trip report! it's seriously beautiful out there!

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(Trooper) - F
Re: 5 nights through the Great Western Divide, Sequoia Nat. Pk., Calif. on 10/16/2009 22:24:38 MDT Print View

The water in #3 is incredible. I feel like I'm looking at something from Myst or Riven...

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: 5 nights through the Great Western Divide, Sequoia Nat. Pk., Calif. on 10/17/2009 00:03:15 MDT Print View

Larry,
Just a tip, but you might want to edit your post to include a couple of "returns" between each photo to get them to align vertically, rather than spread off the screen.

Great photos.
Tom

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: 5 nights through the Great Western Divide, Sequoia Nat. Pk., Calif. on 10/17/2009 10:15:24 MDT Print View

Larry,

Stunning photos and a great write up on your site. I especially enjoyed reading about your bear encounters. Thanks for sharing.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: 5 nights through the Great Western Divide, Sequoia Nat. Pk., Calif. on 10/31/2009 15:10:37 MDT Print View

Larry,
I finally got a chance to read through your complete report and photos on your website. I want to do all of those trips and see everything you did...FANTASTIC!
Thanks