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Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013.
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Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013. on 07/14/2013 16:00:58 MDT Print View

Two nights and three days with my son in the Sierra.


Sweeping the Garden: Kearsarge Lakes

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Kearsarge Lakes on 07/14/2013 16:42:26 MDT Print View

Here is the view westward from the top of Kearsarge Pass showing the 4 Kearsarge Lakes (Upper KL1 - closest to you -, Upper KL2, the much larger KL, and the small Lower KL) plus Bullfrog Lake (farthest right).

From my JMT trek of August 2009


Edited by wandering_bob on 07/14/2013 16:44:23 MDT.

Paul Andronico
(Jakesandwich) - MLife

Locale: S.F. Bay Area
Thanks for sharing on 07/14/2013 17:56:10 MDT Print View

I love to see kids out fishing in the backcountry. Nice work.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013. on 07/17/2013 22:22:35 MDT Print View

Nice report, Craig. So did you decide you're not against backpacking with kids afterall? ;)

For what it's worth, I completely agree with you about the need to keep it fun for the kids, and to clarify, I don't mean type II fun. We just returned from backpacking with our kids (and GoLite mid as well) and they had a blast, as well as a great sense of accomplishment.

By the way, I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it's requiring me to log into some various social accounts... I don't recall having to do that in the past (?)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11-7/13 on 07/17/2013 22:37:49 MDT Print View

Awesome area! Did you catch any trout or make SAMORS?

Brad Fisher

Locale: NC/TN/VA Mountains
Re: Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013. on 07/18/2013 07:20:51 MDT Print View

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.


Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013. on 07/18/2013 08:22:53 MDT Print View

Very nice trip Craig.

That store at the end had almost everthing a man could want after a hard mountain trek ... ice, ammo, cigarretes ... :-)

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013. on 07/18/2013 08:56:35 MDT Print View

The ice/ammo sign is in the town of Mojave, one of those little dilapidated roadside stops that consists of nothing but dirty bathrooms, liquor stores, gas stations, and fast food. A traveler's hub of off road vehicles, RVs, children throwing tantrums over snacks, and big rigs coming from all directions...the sort of place where you'd hope to walk into a bar and find yourself in the midst of the Star Wars cantina scene.

"I'm looking for a fast ship..."

My son really wanted to buy an ice cream and a case of 7.62x39 FMJ just to say he did it. Oh, America....

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Re: Re: Kearsarge Lakes. 7/11 thru 7/13/2013. on 07/18/2013 12:34:45 MDT Print View

its been a while since I took my AK47 out on the trails, had to think twice about that number sequence ...