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Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009

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avatar Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 02, 2009 07:38AM
Not specifically Yosemite, but would appreciate any info/comments about the BearPaw area/camp in Sequoia. Side trips, etc. or conditions anticipated 1st of July. Also anything about Crystal Cave. Thanks.

FF





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avatar Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 02, 2009 08:36AM
Are you planning to stay at the High Sierra Camp there?

If not, on the way there there are a number of designated areas to camp
such as at Mehrten and Buck Creeks. You'll see why they have these
sites if you look at the topo.
If you stay at Bear Paw I would dayhike to the Redwood Meadow Grove
on one day and Hamilton Lakes on another.
Both of those areas are "must see" in my opinion. Either of those are
great spots to camp too. You can camp directly under a Sequoia...
how cool is that?
And to Hamilton and all the way to Kaweah Gap ... the scenery is only
second to Yosemite smiling smiley

There may be some snow on the trail but since it is southern exposure
by early July it shouldn't be too much.
Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 02, 2009 10:00AM
I'd echo Bill-e-g's comments. There is a fairly large camping area just down from the High Sierra Camp that you could use as a base camp. Hamilton Lake up to Kaweah Gap is manageable as a (long) day hike, with great views. If you have enough time, head down from the gap into Nine Lakes Basin. Redwood Meadow is a totally different change of pace, and an easy hike.

We were there in September, so I can't speak to July conditions.

avatar Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 02, 2009 10:25AM
We are planning to stay at Bear Paw HSC.
Thanks for the feedback.
Surely the trail situation and bugs will depend on the winter snow depth.

FF
avatar Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 02, 2009 12:13PM
The main building:



Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 03, 2009 05:28PM
View from Hamilton Lake:
Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 03, 2009 05:34PM
At Redwood Meadow:

avatar Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
January 03, 2009 05:48PM
Great photos! Thanks much.





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Bear Paw Sequoia 2009
July 09, 2009 11:26AM
Made it to Bearpaw and Hamilton Lake in early July, here are a few fotos:


Eagle Point looking back toward Moro Rock


Bears could be in this stuff:



Lunch at Mehrten Creek:



On the bridge over the gorge to Hamilton Lake



Treacherous water crossing, (that is a waterfall in the middle of the pic). Go a little upstream and use the logs to cross.



Guy with really short legs catching rainbows in Hamilton Lake





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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