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Re: Big Pine lakes and (false) Sky Haven Peak

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avatar Big Pine lakes and (false) Sky Haven Peak
September 03, 2014 07:28PM
Boy I wish I would have started doing TR's a lot earlier, still want to post old trips. Anyhow, as per usual I couldn't wait to get back, so were on the road at 2 am from sea level. We were on the trail at around 8ish Saturday morning with plenty of cloud coverage, thank goodness. Nice steady incline the whole way up, but I didnt really notice it until the way out. Spent two nights at these beautiful lakes, full of glacier runoff. Well, you know what comes next.





Lake 1


So blue


Lake 2


Lake 3


Z temple and lake 3




I could have made a album on temple crag alone
Saturday night


Sunday morn


Lake 5 I believe


Lake 6






Cloudripper to the left, Sky haven to the right. I was NOT feeling it this day. I have no idea why. Maybe the view at that nasty talus slope, which by the way was bad. I tried to avoid the talus and go class 3 wherever possible






Cloudripper and Vagabond


Thunder and Lightning lake


Black and Summit lake


Dont worry, I put the rock back exactly where its been sitting for a very long time



As I said I was not feeling it today, so here I am at false sky haven, or that one peak next to it.


Vagabond and Thunder Lighting lake


nasty nasty nasty


Skinny dippin in lake 7. I have SFW pics to prove if you want to see


Cool view


Hung out here for a half hour. Largest glacier in Sierra nevada, and probably most of USA minus Alaska and Colorado, etc. Someone said we lost 33% of it last year alone...




Lake 4 on the way out


Lake 3








I love the 3 tree shadows you can see on the left






Monday am








avatar Re: Big Pine lakes and (false) Sky Haven Peak
September 03, 2014 08:36PM
I love the color of the glacial flour-filled lake water. I wonder how long it will take before that, like the glaciers, are gone from the Sierra.
avatar Re: Big Pine lakes and (false) Sky Haven Peak
September 04, 2014 08:17AM
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Bearproof
I love the color of the glacial flour-filled lake water. I wonder how long it will take before that, like the glaciers, are gone from the Sierra.

Agreed! Those colors are amazing. Thanks for posting a report.
avatar Re: Big Pine lakes and (false) Sky Haven Peak
September 04, 2014 06:29AM
Re: Big Pine lakes and (false) Sky Haven Peak
September 04, 2014 08:37AM
Nice shots! Also, I'd happily read old TRs...
avatar Re: Big Pine lakes and (false) Sky Haven Peak
September 04, 2014 10:08AM
Cool. I've been thinking about going to Sky Haven from Bishop one of these days.
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