Heavenly camping below Temple...

Heavenly camping below Temple Crag is located along the banks of Third Lake - August 17, 2005

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cp0915

cp0915 - Aug 24, 2005 1:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Agreed.

Third Lake is one of the finest camp spots I've ever had the pleasure of.

Misha

Misha - Aug 24, 2005 2:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Agreed.

Unfortunately the impact of climbers and backpackers by the lake is very noticeable. I came across an illegal campfire ring filled with trash and ashes. There is an American flag attached to a tree branch along one of the lake's shores (WTF!?). We found and took out some other misc. trash. This is very sad...



BTW, congrats with bagging Starlight! This is a fine peak

Dave K - Aug 24, 2005 2:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Agreed.

One of my hobbies when I have some downtime is destroying illegal campfire rings. Remember all the rings in Humphrey's Basin? There isn't even wood up there, for crying out loud!

Misha

Misha - Aug 24, 2005 2:43 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Agreed.

Yup. Unfortunately there is firewood by Third Lake, as you know. The ring that I destroyed was used heavily. The boulder next to it had a 4-5' high burn mark. To add insult to injury, these assholes dumped all their trash in the ring and did not even burn it. This is not Camp 4 for crying out loud.

Dave K - Aug 24, 2005 2:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Agreed.

Not sure what to say about one, except that it would be great if some people stayed at home and out of the wilderness and shit in their own nests instead.



Thanks for doing your part, though!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Sep 9, 2009 5:57 am - Hasn't voted

Good for you!

My hobby is destroying cairns, fire rings, shelters and everything else man-made in the wilderness.

mrh

mrh - Mar 26, 2006 7:37 am - Voted 10/10

cool

This is now one of my all-time favorite photos.

Allan Blasdale

Allan Blasdale - Jul 27, 2006 7:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Re Agreed

Great photo! In 2001 we spent 2 weeks destroying as many campfire rings we could find in Humphreys basin. The NPS won't say this outloud too often, but: "WTF? Why is it when people come up here they leave their brains at home?"

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