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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby dskoon » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:38 pm

Vitaliy M. wrote:I see how some areas could be trashed by too many visitors. However, I think there should be less emphasis on number of people allowed in an area, but more on education regarding 'leave no trace.' People need to be explained how important it is not to leave their trash behind.

On one of my last outings I removed 11 bottles and 2 cans...This was an area with a required permit.

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Good on you for picking up after others!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:50 pm

As people who visit these places often I think it is our duty to pick up visible garbage if we can. Thanks dskoon.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:56 pm

I'm surprised you found so many bottles. I usually just find balloons.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Bob Burd » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:31 pm

mrchad9 wrote:I'm surprised you found so many bottles. I usually just find balloons.


His find looks like from one of the walls. Probably Half Dome, since it is harder to haul stuff out and it collects more. Bottles fall all the time from climbers. I hefted out a pack of them when I was last on the slabs.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:07 pm

Bob Burd wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:I'm surprised you found so many bottles. I usually just find balloons.


His find looks like from one of the walls. Probably Half Dome, since it is harder to haul stuff out and it collects more. Bottles fall all the time from climbers. I hefted out a pack of them when I was last on the slabs.

Ahhhhhhh... It's because I'm not a real climber. Hikers find balloons.

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:13 pm

Art, I used a Panasonic Lumix ZS15 for that trip, but the zoom/focus seems to be becoming problematic (?). I'll be calling them today to price a repair, but I may end up just getting the next gen, ZS25.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Daria » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:18 pm

I've repeatedly had problems with lens errors with the Panasonic lumix series. Best cameras with amazing picture quality, but they are hypersensitive to small things like one small speck of sand or dust. Very frustrating-gone through many of them so I finally settled on the Nikon shockproof waterproof. Picture quality is not great, but its lasted me for a few years now.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:57 pm

Yes, Bob is correct. I found these walking towards the base of the climb. They probably fell from hikers approaching base of the cables. These were not found at the base of the wall itself. Even though I found some plastic bottles/trash shoved deep in a few cracks on route, base of the route was clear of trash (talking about NW face). Hikers and climbers both leave trash from time to time though, and I am no saint...

Compared to other countries around the world I think US Americans do a pretty damn good job with taking own trash out etc. I love it.



I recently purchased Panasonic - Lumix DMC-ZS19K 14.1-Megapixel camera. Excited to try it out.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:33 pm

mua wrote:Daria doesn't care, she just biffs trash away when she is done, water bottles and things.


Sounds like a terrible person. You should call Ranger Station in Bishop and let them know. Maybe they should ban her from getting permits and hiking around wilderness.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:35 am

She's smarter than I realized.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby dskoon » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:55 am

Daria, which Nikon??
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Daria » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:58 am

Nikon Coolpix AW100

now I wish I had gotten the Panasonic equivalence of the shockproof/waterproof for better image quality
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:42 am

I counted nearly 20 wag bags prominently placed on the Whitney main trail today. Absolutely makes me sick!! I refuse to shit in the Whitney zone, so I don't need a wag bag.
Besides that - stepped in snow twice from parking lot to summit of Keeler. Amazing how much disappeared in 3 weeks. And windy?? Phew! Our tent got lifted off the ground last night with us in it ... Of course our total weight is only 230 lbs.
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