I bet the hardest part of a get together is the distances between members. I’m thinking of reaching out and trying to organize a tenkara week or weekend in the eastern Sierra. Our mountain streams are made for tenkara, the fisheries are fantastic.
So I’m trying to gauge interest before further organizing. All are welcome, I could possibly arrange for pick up transportation for those who might fly in.
For those who may be interested please post here. Even if you can’t make it but are interested post.
If I can accommodate anything I would be happy to.
This year is booked already for me in terms of trips…but ever since you started posting i got to thinking about the sierras and the golden trout you have out there.
That’s my thought is camp up in the golden trout area.
I like the idea, and have a little long ago past history with the area, both eastern Sierra and golden trout. But, I live with a work/life schedule that runs roughly a year ahead and once set is pretty inflexible.
Given that, if you’re thinking 2020 I’m very interested, 2019 would be perhaps possible but might be difficult.
You guys make a great point, I was thinking this year, but it’s better logistically to plan for next year.
GT is on my bucket list. Mt Whitney GT have been planted in about 50 high lakes in this state. The difficulty in getting to these lakes can vary from moderate off-trail navigation problems to brutal hikes with lots elevation gain, or a combination of the two. At any rate I’d be interested in hearing more about your plans.
Ok sounds like we have the seeds of a great outing. I will start planning now. And we hopefully can keep this tread alive to plan for at least a few of us to meet up!
I have breathing problems at altitude (asthma), at what altitude would this get together be?
The trailhead I used in the past was Cottonwood, pretty high, something just over 10,000’ and a bit of a hike over a pass then down but still in that neighborhood.
There are other places though, and I’m sure someone will chime in with their experiences.
Its a bit high but if you come up a week or so before and acclimate you might be ok.
Actually, I’d recommend at least a day at Horseshoe meadows for everybody. It’s not the 12k+ elevations of some of the places a bit north of there, but it’s still potentially a bit of a shock.
This is sounding awfully good to me though!
For my scheduling do you think you’d have a time by this Dec 1?
If this is going to happen, I need lead time. I plan about a year out. We are now inside of a year if this is a mid or late summer trip. Sounds fun but I need time to plan.
What I do know right now is July is out for me because I’m taking a bunch of time away from work to go to the Olympics, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity I’m not going to miss!
The season for Cottonwood and horse shoe meadows starts July 1 I usually try and spend at least the opening weekend camped at the trail head and fishing out of there. The hikes are fairly easy, but the elevation is what gets some.
I think you might just ask everybody who is thinking of going to suggest a time frame and go from there. We only have soft dates for family trips now. I can fit two days off with a weekend pretty much anywhere in between.
I’ll keep watching here and let you know if I can make the date you choose, otherwise it’s hit or miss for me.
I do want to add in my GT, would be fun to add it in with new friends, my favorite way to add in new species.
I’d love to go find some GT, I’d be interested and July to early August would be pretty good. We are also firming up our family trips so I’d have to work around that. Maybe propose some dates and do survey? Does this site have a survey option?
Yes, though we’ve never used it.
I’m open and fairly flexible.