Originally Posted by Pschitt
Well, we're all waiting for the next update..! What are you doing Scotty?!!
Here you go Claude........
The Leavitt Lake meetup. This was about 3 miles off pavement up the Pacific Crest Trail on Sonora Pass, for anyone not familiar with the area. It's a pretty gnarly 3 mile trail to get up there, which pretty much rules out very many neighbors. It was awesome. I think it was a walk in the park for DaveB and maybe others, but pretty technical. My van had no trouble with it, but my kids were getting a little tired of wheeling after Moab. Softies. My only worry was that my fuel venting issue was acting up and for some of the climb I had no power! I was thinking about how much it would suck to get towed out of a place like that. Now I know how 6.0 owners feel
Ok Ok, sorry, that was low. I take it back.
Here's our first glimpse of the lake
Absolutely beautiful, and cccccold still in late June
Dave saved me an awesome spot up on top of the hill, or so I thought. After we got blown away all night I knew he didn't take it because of the wind!
Nice one Dave. Someone had left an old picnic table there, which was pretty nice for dispersed camping.
I wish I could wake up to this view from the penthouse on every camping trip
Here's Dave with his beast
Craig and Cindy (Calclimber) with Dave
Though I didn't get a pic of Paul and Tina (oldbonesclimber), I did get a great shot of their dog, who definitely has the right idea
I didn't get a pic of 1der's (Ray and Jennifer's) rig either, but I should've. They had a great spot on a ridge with a panoramic view of the lake. It was a great weekend in a beautiful place. Sorry we had to leave the party early, but for the 2nd year in a row we were able to meet some fellow SMBers during our vacation. Life is good.
I attempted to get some action photos on the way out, but pics of a vehicle wheeling just don't do it justice. You can't see how steep or gnarly these sections were
Just after this we met YVRR and Danhtran1143 on their way in, and shortly after that we passed Rob (rallypanam) on the other side of the pass. Sure hated to leave but we were bound for San Francisco
More to come