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avatar Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 18, 2015 08:38PM
Had fun hiking to Bernice with Z Boss... had sorta a plan two years ago to get here...
but instead we went to Emeric then... due to the utter lack of winter... figured this would
be the opportunity to hit it and Vogelsang Pass in "winter"... with snow levels so darn high...
and nearly zero danger ... what the heck...

"Do you want to take my shortcut to Bernice? It's not as steep as the trail"



"Well... if we just go straight this way... hehehe"

Bernice Lake:


Heading up to Vog Pass:


At Z Pass:


Vogelsang Lake


From there we headed back and had lunch at Emeric before going down past Merced Lake etc.

Have fun out there n be safe

Chick-on is looking at you!



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/2015 08:49PM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 18, 2015 09:23PM
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chick-on
"Well... if we just go straight this way... hehehe"

I don't see any manzanita.
Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 19, 2015 04:49AM
Ah yes, my favorite area. Thanks for posting.
Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 20, 2015 09:37AM
Awesome! At what point did you start running into snow/using floatation?
avatar Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 20, 2015 12:53PM
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Torero14
Awesome! At what point did you start running into snow/using floatation?

We put our snowshoes on at about 8800 ft. heading up Lewis Creek to Bernice.
We took them off on our way back down Fletcher Creek at the Bobcock Lake Junction
at about 9000 ft.

It was actually pretty nice snowshoe conditions. There were some bare spots here and
there which is ridiculous for now...

Here's bonus pix... chick-on in ice...



Have fun

O... I thought I'd mention that we did head over to Gallison dayhiking... and my wife asked where the lake was exactly...
at which point I told her that she just hiked over it... smiling smiley



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2015 12:56PM by chick-on.
Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 20, 2015 01:21PM
Pretty cool thumbs up
Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 20, 2015 02:29PM
Ha ! I like it.
Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 20, 2015 05:11PM
Thank you! I'll be bringing them with me!
Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 22, 2015 05:21PM
What did she say? I would have, at minimum, squeaked.
avatar Re: Bernice Lake in "Winta"
February 22, 2015 07:19PM
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JustKeepWalking
What did she say? I would have, at minimum, squeaked.

She said "you have been telling me to stop walking on Bernice ... and then you
walk right across Gallison!?"
She kept unknowingly walk out onto Bernice when we first got there and I
kept telling her to please not do that. After investigating more I was pretty certain
it was 100% safe as long as stay away from outlet and don't go too nuts.
We went across the finger of Gallison... and I was far out in front of her to
make sure it was ok before she even got close to the edge... you can't even
really tell where the lake starts... we also walked across Vogelsang Lake a bit...
but far out away from the outlet itself. Emeric... no way... stayed well off that
baby.

Her on Bernice:




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