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Heiser / Bull Run lakes, Carson-Iceberg

Another overnight trip in Carson-Iceberg wilderness, Stanislaus NF. I hiked to Bull Run Lake before from Stanislaus Meadows t/h. The lake is pretty, but the campsites are trampled: there is little else to go in the area. Now the season is over, chances are there will be few visitors other than day hikers. This time, will take the main access trail from Mosquito lake: it is ~2 hours (4.5 mi) hike, going up-down-up-down-up, with 400' to 600' elevation change on each leg. Heiser Lake is about half way on the trail; if feeling tired / short of time / out of mood, it's possible to drop there instead of going all the way to Bull Run.

Planning to take off from San Jose ~10am and hit the trail at 2pm. Anyone interested, RSVP before Friday night.

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  • Alex

    Sree did not go, this became a solo trip. A virgin blanket of show was spreading from the trailhead in all directions. A ranger that happened nearby said, it fell on Monday and was not getting any thinner... Opted for another place at lower elevation. Utica was beautiful and serene, - not a single kayak on the whole lake! - weather soft and nice, with some ice topping in the morning. Goodbye, Summer!

    November 3, 2013

  • Sree

    Hi Alex,

    Can I carpool with you?

    October 28, 2013

    • Alex

      Sure. From SF, it makes sense to take BART to West Dublin/Pleasanton and I would pick you up from there. Or, if you drive, you can leave your car at BART garage (free on Sat-Sun); a better place yet is Livermore airport. We'll work it out, let's see if anyone else jons.

      October 28, 2013

    • Sree

      Thanks, I can take BART and wait for you in West Dublin/Pleasanton station

      October 28, 2013

  • Tal

    If you're able to postpone this (or reschedule) to the 9th or the 16th I would be able to make it.

    October 27, 2013

    • Alex

      Weather permits, I will be posting something else on these dates. Somewhere at lower elevation. It's snowing at Bear Valley right now.

      October 28, 2013

  • Alex

    Pushing this down in favor of going to Sportsman Lake (Dinkey Lakes). Sierra NF just announced lifting fire restrictions... this weekend of Sep 26-27 sounds the last opportunity for good fishing this year. The lake is at 9600', gonna be freaking cold! If anyone is a company, e-mai me.

    October 18, 2013

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