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TOPIC: Coyote Flat August 25-27

Coyote Flat August 25-27 3 months 1 week ago #14522


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I have decided to meet Justin’s challenge and lead a trip to Coyote Flat the weekend of August 25th thru the 27th. I intend on duplicating the trip that Jake led in July 2016.

If there is interest...

In short, leave Bishop 12:00 PM on Friday and camp 37.22874, -118.49178. Our contingency campsite will be Baker Creek. The balance of the day we will to relax and enjoy the scenery.

The campsite approximately 18 miles and Baker Creek is approximately 25 miles. My recollection is that last year it took the group three hours to get to Baker Creek.

Saturday will be either a hike starting from Green Lake and/or a drive around Coyote Lake and then to Green Lake. This ultimately depends on who goes. I do not recall the trail being very difficult, but the views are amazing.

Sunday we will break camp and head home.

Richard
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Re:Coyote Flat August 25-27 3 months 1 week ago #14524


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The hike to Baker lake isn't bad and there were lots of pan size fish last year on dry fly


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Coyote Flat August 25-27 3 months 6 days ago #14525


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There are two ways to get to Funnel Lake. Both are rough. The upper track is pretty much all volleyball sized rocks the whole way and is the most jarring of the two. The lower track is still a rough drive, but less rough than the upper track.

Here's a caltopo link to the campsites and the lower track to Funnel Lake marked: caltopo.com/m/E1BH The first campsite coming into the flat looks like it's next to a lake but it's now just a meadow that can be a bit marshy earlier in the year. Hopefully by the end of august it will have dried out. In June of 2016 when I was up there pre-running the trip with David from NCLR the mozzies were 3 on a scale of 5 at that site, about what they were at the site we used near Baker Creek. This was going to be our preferred site on last years trip over the fourth but a group was already set up there so we went on to the site at the end of Baker Creek. I had picked the first site as a primary because it's sort of in the middle of everything. The sites along funnel lake are OK, the least flat area of all three sites. The site at the end of Baker Creek was nice, plenty of room and mostly flat. It's pretty much at the southern end of Coyote Flat so you have to drive a lot to get to the rest of the areas.

That being said, I'll more than likely come along on this trip, but wont be able to make it up there until later on Friday. By that time I'll have already used up all my vacation time with our family trip over the week of the fourth and next week with my son at boy scout camp. I'll be planning on making the hike that Jose and Don did last year (or some variation of it) that I had to skip out on due to my son getting altitude sickness and having to come home early.
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Coyote Flat August 25-27 3 months 6 days ago #14526


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Jake,
Thanks for the information. When I started drafting the posting, I had assumed that Funnel Creek was the primary, and Baker Creek the secondary. I will modify my posting to change the primary to the more centrally located one.

I am up for the hike on Saturday as well. I will post the trip shortly. We can workout the details as we get closer to the actual date.

Nice thing about the new primary site is it does knock down the overall drive time, both in to Coyote Flat and up to Green Lake.

Do you recall if there is a campsite by Coyote Lake. Maps seem to suggest it.

Richard
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Coyote Flat August 25-27 3 months 6 days ago #14528


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Thanks to the person that posted the trip. I made some minor changes to the posting to reflect Jake's feedback.
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Coyote Flat August 25-27 3 months 6 days ago #14529


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I was up there last Saturday the 8th. The upper trail is pretty bumpy but fun. The easier trail was quite wet & muddy. It should be dry enough in a month.
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