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Misha - Aug 17, 2007 11:51 am - Voted 10/10

Beautiful stuff

Well written, very informative report with great pictures to boot!


peninsula - Aug 17, 2007 2:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful stuff

Thanks Misha,

It was one of the more memorable trips I've ever taken. It reminded me of when I went into the Ionian Basin some 20 years ago. Dumbbell Basin is both remote and enchanted.


copeg - Aug 17, 2007 9:22 pm - Hasn't voted


What a sweet trip. Great report and pictures. Those areas have been on my long list of places to visit for some time. Hopefully sooner than later. Thanks for sharing it all!


peninsula - Aug 17, 2007 10:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

You're welcome, copeg. Make sure you visit Dumbbell when you do make it out that way. I almost scratched Dumbbell when my knee started to flare up, but it really was the highlight of the trip. Had I to do it over, I'd have given myself one more night on this trip just so I could have spent more time in Dumbbell.

JohnBurnstrom - Oct 16, 2007 1:24 pm - Voted 9/10

Sierra Weasel

I think what you saw in Lake Basin was a cony or rock rabbit. Did it have a tail? I enjoyed your report. Have made several trips into Lake Basin & Dumbbell Lakes, mostly in the 1970's and 1980's. You were a brave person to have made this trip solo. I always had friends with me to share the experience and reduce the risk.


peninsula - Oct 18, 2007 9:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sierra Weasel

Hi John,

Thanks for the complements. Yes, it did have a tail. I have come to find out the critter is a long-tailed weasel. I guess they are not all that rare, but this was the first one I've seen up close. On the same trip, I saw another, might of been the same one, from a distance and I might not have recognized the ID had I not seen one up close. I did see a cony on this same trip. Industrious herbivores, those conys. The little guy was there and gone and never to be seen again.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Aug 17, 2008 6:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Nice Trip Repot!

Great pictures and great story!


peninsula - Aug 20, 2008 8:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Trip Repot!

Thanks Woodzy,

I'm looking forward to my upcoming trip in September. I hope it is as beautiful as the Taboose trip!


RoryKuykendall - Sep 15, 2015 6:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome Trip Report

I've been very curious about this area. Thanks for the trip report and the beautiful pictures. Well done.


peninsula - Sep 15, 2015 8:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome Trip Report

Thanks, Rory. It is an awesome location and about as remote as it gets within the park. Best of luck! Greg

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