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Banner Peak and Mt. Ritter (behind Banner) and 1000 Island Lake
May 20, 2007.


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Anya JingleWow!

Anya Jingle

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Simply breathtaking picture!!
Posted May 22, 2007 1:25 am

Dave KRe: Wow!

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Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Posted May 22, 2007 9:04 am



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wonderful picture!
Posted May 22, 2007 3:19 am

Dave KRe: !!!

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Thanks! It was a wonderful morning and location.
Posted May 22, 2007 2:08 pm


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What a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing it.
Posted May 22, 2007 3:21 pm

Dave KRe: Beautiful

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You're very welcome. I'm glad you liked it!
Posted May 22, 2007 5:15 pm

s_kavertAmazing shot!


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Thanks for posting!
Posted May 23, 2007 12:29 am

Dave KRe: Amazing shot!

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You're very welcome, thank you!
Posted May 23, 2007 9:27 am



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Just great!! Nothing left to say ...
Posted May 23, 2007 1:23 am

Dave KRe: Great!

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Thank you!
Posted May 23, 2007 9:28 am

maraudersThe lines...


Voted 10/10

...in the water and ice make the shot. In addition, the reflections add character to the textures on the surface. Wow, nice shot.
Posted May 23, 2007 4:27 am

Dave KRe: The lines...

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Thanks! The ice formations had some interesting patterns that morning.
Posted May 23, 2007 9:29 am

bearbnzSweet shot


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Nice work Dave, did you have the place to yourself? Great time to be up there.
Posted May 23, 2007 9:40 am

Dave KRe: Sweet shot

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Thanks! Yes, we did have it all to ourselves. I think we had that entire part of that canyon to ourselves, too. It was a great time to be there. The snow was easy to pass through or around, no bugs, and no people--it was just incredible.
Posted May 23, 2007 9:46 am

CBoldt1010Very Nice!


Voted 10/10

Hoping to go there this June for the first time! Looks beautiful, great shot.
Posted May 23, 2007 2:48 pm

Dave KRe: Very Nice!

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Thanks! You'll love it there.
Posted May 23, 2007 3:41 pm

Dave KRe: Phenominal Shot!!

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Thanks! It was a very beautiful morning: clear and still.
Posted May 23, 2007 3:40 pm

panweilinQuestion about trail


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The picture is so cool! Did you start from Rush Creek TH, or anywhere else?

We are backpacking to 1000 Island Lake this Memorial weekend. Can you share some trail condition, such as whether or not snowshoes necessary, any unfrozen lake/creek or we have to melt snow.

Thanks alot!
Posted May 23, 2007 9:40 pm

Dave KRe: Question about trail

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Yup, we hiked from Rush Creek. The most important gear to bring--snow-wise--are gaiters and ski poles. We brought snowshoes but did not use them. If you're doing some hiking around at around 11,000 ft or higher, the snowshoes might come in handy, but I don't know for sure since we only went as high as the lake. Same with the skeeter repellent: brought it but didn't use it. Patchy snow started at around 9,000 ft. I would guess that about 20% of the trail above 9000 ft had snow. Some postholing occurred, but nothing very deep. Some of the smaller lakes were ice-free, some weren't, but there was so much water available from melting snow that we didn't have any water issues. Plus, the shoreline around 1000 island lake was ice free during the day.

I think it will be a great time to go! If you have any more questions, just ask!
Posted May 23, 2007 10:49 pm


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That is an awesome shot! Did you climb Banner or at least get to the saddle above Lake Catherine? I'll bet it was awesome up there.
Posted May 27, 2007 9:09 pm

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