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Meysan Lake with scouts - advice needed
#400 10/29/09 08:29 AM
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Last June I took my scout troop to Lone Pine Lake for a day hike, with a base camp at the family camp ground. They loved it and want it to be an annual thing.

Next year I want to take the troop to Meysan lake and then have those who are advanced enough spend the night at the lake while the others return to base camp at the family campground. Everyone would regroup Sunday morning to pack up. Or we might stay an extra day and do LPL as well.

I know NOTHING of Meysan Lake or it's trail or any good camp sites. I would probably be bringing 10-15 up the trail and keeping 5 behind for the night.

Any advice? How does the hike compare to LPL? Much harder? Any advice would be appreciated.....................DUG

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DUG #401 10/29/09 09:20 AM
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Dug, I have hike the Meysan Lake Trail a few times and it is: 1) longer, about 5 miles to the lake about a mile less to the pond (treeline)2) the trail is steeper 3) elevation gain is significant 4) depending on date, a little hotter (I always start around 5:30am to avoid the sun and heat.

Having said that, take it slow and easy. If Meysan Lake is your destination, I think the views are spectacular. The kids will really feel they've accomplished something.

Paul

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DUG #607 11/06/09 10:17 AM
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Hey Dug,
Meysan Lake is a great hike. I was up there in August of '08. Here is a link to the pictures I took. It should give a good idea of the terrain you will encounter on the trail.
Meysan Lake photos

Gary


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duelmen3 #609 11/06/09 10:47 AM
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I like the water supply process:


And what's your avatar picture?

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I don't care what time of the year those Sierra Lakes are cold. I love it though. We used to say it felt like mentholatum all over.REFRESHING.

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Steve C #613 11/06/09 11:15 AM
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The avatar picture looks like the southern starting point for the Pacific Crest Trail...


Journey well...
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+ @ti2d #615 11/06/09 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: + @ti2d
The avatar picture looks like the southern starting point for the Pacific Crest Trail...

Sure is. Would love to do that some time...


If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
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CaT #616 11/06/09 01:05 PM
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That's me on the southern terminus monument last April. I too, would love to thru hike the PCT someday, but darned if that work thing doesn't get in the way right now. Maybe in a few years.
Yes, even in August, the water was very cold. We swam out about 100 ft and I couldn't take it any more. My hiking partner on the other hand, is an ex Navy Seal and thought the water temp was quite nice

Gary


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duelmen3 #620 11/06/09 04:02 PM
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Yes, dang work always gets in the way of our lives.

If it weren't for the bills, my wife and I would be rich!

When we retire, look out, PCT, here we come! Well, maybe segments at a time anyways... crazy

Have fun.


Journey well...

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