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Charybdis
Charybdis seen from camp in the Ionian Basin in September. One of my favorite scrambles and a fine looking peak too!

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MarcsoltanWow!

Marcsoltan

Voted 10/10

Where have been hiding this beauty, Chad?
Posted Feb 17, 2013 10:27 am

mrchad9Re: Wow!

mrchad9

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In my back pocket!

Actually it was the best of a really enjoyable 4 day Labor Day weekend. Managed to climb 9 peaks including Charybdis during the trip... it took me two weeks to recover!
Thanks Marc!
Chad
Posted Feb 17, 2013 10:55 am

boyblueSuperb!

boyblue

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Surrounded by giants- one of the hidden gems of the Sierra. When's the trip report, mrchad? :-)
Posted Feb 17, 2013 11:36 am

mrchad9Re: Superb!

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Yeah... this remote area was on my to-do list for a long time. Ionian Basin met high expectations.

I don't know if I have time for a trip repost, but I suppose it's worth considering ;-) Actually I did get into some sketchy conditions coming down the east side of Mount Huxley, was too far to the north (I'd ascended the west). I was way too stubborn to climb up and after several progressively difficult moves with a full pack I ran into a dead end 20 feet above the talus. I actually considered throwing my pack down and jumping onto it... for far too long. More sketchy moves continued and body recovery was averted.

Thanks Gordon!
Chad
Posted Feb 17, 2013 12:37 pm

boyblueRe: Superb!

boyblue

Voted 10/10

Yeah, those 'what ifs' can really slow down a mountaineers progress, but 20 feet does seem like a long drop even onto a soft pack.

I'll give you a 9/10 for this 'mini TR'. For a 10/10, I'll need to see more pictures. ;-)
-Gordon
Posted Feb 17, 2013 1:20 pm

lcarreauCharybdis ...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

In Greek mythology, Charybdis was once the daughter of Poseidon, assuming the form of a huge bladder of a creature whose face is all mouth and whose arms and legs are flippers ...

Hmmm, it all sounds Greek to me. Nice picture!
Posted Feb 17, 2013 8:51 pm

mrchad9Re: Charybdis ...

mrchad9

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Well I didn't see Charybdis, Poseidon, or even a mermaid. I'd have offered her some Mountain House, but I struck out.

Thanks lcarreau!
Posted Feb 17, 2013 11:04 pm

Vitaliy M.Pretty peak!

Vitaliy M.

Voted 10/10

Too bad I missed out on that trip.
Posted Feb 18, 2013 1:33 am

mrchad9Re: Pretty peak!

mrchad9

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Very remote feeling there too. Gotta like an area where even the largest lakes are unnamed!
Posted Feb 18, 2013 3:29 am

NoonduelerOut fricking standing!

Noondueler

Voted 10/10

What a fine back country shot Chad!
Posted Feb 19, 2013 1:06 pm

mrchad9Re: Out fricking standing!

mrchad9

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Thank you Noondueler. Being in the right place at the right time with a point and shoot works wonders. It helps to be exposed to the backcountry a lot too!

Chad
Posted Feb 19, 2013 1:45 pm

gimpilatorOutstanding

gimpilator

Voted 10/10

It's a wonderful composition. Well done!
Posted Feb 19, 2013 10:42 pm

mrchad9Re: Outstanding

mrchad9

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A stormy afternoon paid out... I love the bad weather when it is brief. Thanks gimpilator!
Posted Feb 20, 2013 11:51 am

AlbertoRampiniGreat picture, Chad!

AlbertoRampini

Voted 10/10

My congrats.
Alberto
Posted Feb 20, 2013 11:14 am

mrchad9Re: Great picture, Chad!

mrchad9

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Thanks so much Alberto. It was a great trip too!
Chad
Posted Feb 20, 2013 11:52 am

rmac10Ionian Basin

rmac10

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I regret I never made this trip! I'd think this is one of the most remote areas in the Sierra high country--along with Kaweah Basin.
Posted Sep 16, 2013 2:17 pm

mrchad9Re: Ionian Basin

mrchad9

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I agree. Beautiful spot and dozens of unnamed lakes in every direction!
Posted Sep 17, 2013 5:58 pm

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mrchad9Submitted by mrchad9
on Feb 17, 2013 6:28 am

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Lat/Lon: 37.10027°N / 118.68453°W
Object Title: Charybdis