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Old 01-21-2015, 10:06 AM
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Sierra Nevada Back Pack

I am in the planning stages of a backpacking trip to the southern Sierra Nevada for some fishing.

Right now we are looking at doing the Rae Lakes loop or something out of Onion Valley around Keasarge Pass. I have never done any backpacking in this area and if anyone would have any suggestions it would be much appreciated.

We are looking at August, about 5 days and would like to keep it around 40 miles. Good view, fishing and the chance to get into some Golden Trout is what we are hoping for.

Not asking for your honey holes.. just areas to research more.


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Old 01-21-2015, 01:43 PM
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Have not been there in almost 30 years, but I have fished Rae Lakes and hiked out over Keasarge to Onion Valley.

I remember the fishing at Rae Lakes for Goldens to be quite good. In particular, there was a short run off current between two of the lakes I had great success in. Must have been really good as I can still picture it today.

I have another suggestions for consideration, if you are not afraid of a little off trail action: From South Lake go over South Pass to the MF of the Kings and then up to Palisade Lakes. From Palisade Lakes there is an off-trail route back to Dusy Basin near South Pass. Good fishing along the MF Kings and at Palisade Lakes.

Next time I go back, I'll probably do the Golden Trout Wilderness. I have seen a good chunk of the rest of the High Sierra.

Enjoy.

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Old 01-21-2015, 01:48 PM
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Actually, it has been over 30 years since I was at Rae Lakes. Must have been 1983.

I did that other loop in the early 90's.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:36 PM
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I did a trip to the Sierras with the Mrs. a couple summers ago. It's all pretty country and there isn't a bad view. I'll look at the areas you mentioned and see where it is in relation to where we went. Perhaps we should have a beer and look at a map...
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:38 PM
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:50 AM
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I have another suggestions for consideration, if you are not afraid of a little off trail action: From South Lake go over South Pass to the MF of the Kings and then up to Palisade Lakes. From Palisade Lakes there is an off-trail route back to Dusy Basin near South Pass. Good fishing along the MF Kings and at Palisade Lakes.
I have some maps on order and will look at this once they arrive. Thanks much for the input!
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:52 AM
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Perhaps we should have a beer and look at a map...
YES! I am sure I will see you at Boulders and maybe we can have a bit of a chat about it then.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:04 AM
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I know that log! My favorite place, by far, is the gt wilderness
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Sent you a PM with some info.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:21 PM
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Very nice pictures, and I also had aspirations of hiking the Sierra Nevadas...however from what I researched the hikes were insane 10-15 mile round trips; needless to say impossible day trips. IMO, you may also consider CO's RMNP, there are plenty of day hikes where you can catch the elusive Greenback CT & Colorado River CT. Check out my trip from last summer:IMG_3635.jpgIMG_3609.jpg.
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