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Stella
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PostSun Jan 19, 2020 12:26 pm 
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This is a belated post from a 8-day trip last summer into Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. We started from Onion Valley, went over Kearsarge Pass and down into Bubbs Creek/Vidette Meadows. We continued south on the John Muir/PCT, with a side trip into Center Basin, and then over Forester Pass. Once in the upper Kern Basin, we visited a side basin before backtracking over Forester and Kearsarge Passes. We had hoped to exit via Shepherds Pass but the 2019 heavy snow pack and our lack of skill/gear prevented us from doing so.
Kearsarge and Bullfrog lakes
Kearsarge and Bullfrog lakes
Vidette Meadow and glimpse into Center Basin (left)
Vidette Meadow and glimpse into Center Basin (left)
Bullfrog Lake
Bullfrog Lake
Bubbs creek
Bubbs creek
Yellow-legged frog
Yellow-legged frog
Center Basin
Center Basin
Center Basin lake
Center Basin lake
Gill net in Center Basin
Gill net in Center Basin
Sunning
Sunning
Approach to Forester Pass
Approach to Forester Pass
Forester sun cups
Forester sun cups
Forester Pass view to the south
Forester Pass view to the south
Forester Pass engineering
Forester Pass engineering
Sequoia NP sunset
Sequoia NP sunset
Kern basin lake
Kern basin lake
Great Western Divide from Kern basin
Great Western Divide from Kern basin
Kern basin
Kern basin
Wandering
Wandering
South side of Forester Pass
South side of Forester Pass
Camp below Forester
Camp below Forester
Great Western Divide
Great Western Divide
Sky Pilot at Forester Pass
Sky Pilot at Forester Pass
Vidette Meadow sow
Vidette Meadow sow

We followed up this trip with a three day visit into Granite Park, with a failed attempt to visit Bear Lakes Basin.
Tungsten Mine
Tungsten Mine
Lone Pine Pass & Mount Humphrey
Lone Pine Pass & Mount Humphrey
Granite Park
Granite Park
Approach to Italy Pass
Approach to Italy Pass
Bear Lakes Pass
Bear Lakes Pass
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PostSun Jan 19, 2020 12:34 pm 
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Awesome! That area is on my "Bucket List".

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PostSun Jan 19, 2020 3:40 pm 
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up.gif   Another wonderful Sierras TR, thanks for posting!

That's probably the blondest black bear I've ever seen.
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PostTue Jan 21, 2020 12:20 pm 
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Do you know what the "banded" peak is among your photos? It shows toward the last, when you went to Granite Basin and attempted to get to Bear Lakes Basin.
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PostTue Jan 21, 2020 1:20 pm 
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It should have a name but I believe this is peak 12245. It's just north of the Pine lakes.
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PostTue Jan 21, 2020 6:56 pm 
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Sierra bears are typically cinnamon phased.

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PostTue Jan 28, 2020 9:37 am 
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Thanks for the report. My son and I are going there in late July. I can't wait. Looks awesome!
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