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Packer Lake

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I used to vacation at Packer Lake every year. As I got older I had other things come up more often and so I was only able to visit every other year. Once I moved out of California, my visits got even less frequent and I no longer expect to be able to go each year.

I did get to visit last year. And I was lucky to be able to visit again this year. It’s always a nice way to recharge and the kids are getting old enough now that they’re really appreciating the lake and activities. Long hikes are possible. Fishing isn’t just throwing rocks and trying to keep them out of the water. And they’re learning and absorbing a proper appreciation for wilderness and the Sierra Nevadas.

Yes they’re growing up on the East Coast but letting places like this into your soul marks you as a West Coaster at heart.

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Summer film, roll 2

Continuing from last week, this roll includes photos from Long Lake, Bear Lake, Sand Pond, Lower Sardine Lake, and the Tamarack trail.

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Summer film, roll 1

I’ve finally got around to scanning film from last summer. I’ll post things a roll at a time since I’ve already posted about the events the cover. This roll includes photos from Packer Lake, Saxonia, and Frazier Falls.

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Packer Lake

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It’s good to be back. Last time I was here was three years ago. Not as much hiking this year—too much snow and too much water—so we spent a lot more time around and in the lake itself.DSC_0180
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Packer Lake

Home base for all of our hikes. This year was notable for the bird watching. I’ve never seen a Bald Eagle in the wild before so it was a lot of fun to chase one around the lake on a rowboat.

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Packer Family 2013

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Family photos from this year’s packer trip. It really is a family trip and I do spend a lot of time taking photos of my family there.

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Packer Lake 2013

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Same trip as previous years. This may be the first year since I’ve started the blog though that I spent an entire week there. This is also the first time I’ve taken a TLR* hiking. Only a few of those photos are here but it was good to learn that I enjoy hiking with that camera.

*In this case a YashicaMat 124G

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