Rondy: 20 Lakes Basin Backpack
Dates: Oct. 15 - 19, 2023
Leader: Mark Johann mailto:email@example.com
Number of anglers (including leader): 5
Description: This Eastern Sierra Rondy is a 4-night backpacking trip to fly fish a small watershed located on the Northeast border of Yosemite. This Rondy is limited to 4 experienced backpackers (5 including the leader). We will fish mostly lakes along with the flows between the lakes. The loop trail is about 10 miles with several lakes along the route. The fishing will be mostly casting from the lake shores with some “wet” wading.
The plan is to meet at the trailhead at Saddlebag Lake off Highway 120 late morning of Oct 15, and hike into Cascade Lake and make camp. We may move our camp for 1 or more nights. Oct 19 we will hike out. The elevation is about 10,000’ the whole way with small areas of elevation gains and loss. Acclimating to the elevation will be the biggest challenge. Pack light! At this time of year, it gets cold at night so pack accordingly!
You will need all the normal backpacking gear to take care of yourself on the trail. We may share some gear such as stoves, water filters, etc. Bring your favorite fly rod for fishing deep-shored lakes and small rushing creeks. There will be opportunities to fish with dries, nymphs, and streamers.
You must also be an experienced backpacker and have the ability to hike with your pack up to 6 miles a day on rough trails. The leader is an experienced backpacker. However, the expectation is that all participants in this Rondy will be self-sufficient. There will be a pre-meeting to discuss logistics, gear, shared food, etc. The date for this pre-meeting is tbd.
Suggested Gear: 2-5 wt single handed fly rods, with floating lines.
Cost: The fee for this Rondy is $25
Other expenses will include your transportation and food/supplies.
Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. In the event that a member is, for any reason, unable to attend, he may resell his slot (rod) to another GGACC member (by first pulling from the waitlist if one exists). It is the sole responsibility of the member to manage this transaction. This is not the responsibility of the leader or club.