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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:40 pm

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Burchey » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:47 pm

MooseTracks wrote:Last edited by Burchey on Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:36 am, edited 192639403 times in total.


You know what they say - 192,639,403-rd time is a charm.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Deb » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:58 pm

Burchey wrote:Enjoy the pics! I showed them to my old climbing buddy, and he said he had it directly from BBBS San Diego that you DO NOT EXIST.

Shet!

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Burchey » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:12 pm

Deb wrote:
Burchey wrote:Enjoy the pics! I showed them to my old climbing buddy, and he said he had it directly from BBBS San Diego that you DO NOT EXIST.

Shet!

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You!

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:28 am

While the trail is mostly melted out to Loch Leven, the smaller south-facing couloirs are holding great snow right now. The SE Face waterfall is running, so we opted for the couloir pinched between Emerson and the Piute crags:

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A little sloggy just below the confluence of the face and the gully that connects Mt. E and PC:

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But then some fine, fine scrambling to regain the ridge and the summit:

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Descended the crapulence of the SW face, perfect late-afternoon corn for a boot ski just above Loch Leven. Great time out with Tom and Deb (our first peak together... awww...)

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More pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosepics6 ... 689863325/

Cheers!

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Burchey » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:23 am

^^^^ Only Tom exists! I checked with Climbing Buddy!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Deb » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:01 am

Burchey wrote:^^^^ Only Tom exists! I checked with Climbing Buddy!

Oh I definitely exist; I've got the sunburn to prove it!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Bob Burd » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:07 am

Did you get that from the glare off all that orange?
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:15 pm

Oh, Bob-a-loo, I know how much you miss the orange... :)
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:26 am

Perfect weather!

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:38 am

I like the blue tourniquet!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:48 pm

Vitaliy M. wrote:Image


Marsupial!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Deb » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:13 pm

Very beautiful V! Unfortunately, it wasn't a great trip for Rob. I just got an email that he fell and is seriously injured. I've never met Rob, but his heroic comeback from a broken neck was quite inspiring. Wish him the best and successful surgery. :(
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:32 pm

Deb wrote:Very beautiful V! Unfortunately, it wasn't a great trip for Rob. I just got an email that he fell and is seriously injured. I've never met Rob, but his heroic comeback from a broken neck was quite inspiring. Wish him the best and successful surgery. :(


There were helicopters making several flights (in the Valley) on Saturday (27th). Rob doesn't get on climbs that are above his head, wonder what happened... Hope he is ok ready for another come back.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby WML » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:49 pm

Rob as in SP user rhyang????? Horrible that anything bad happened to anybody, but especially to him with all that he has overcome. Best of luck and wishing for a speedy recovery
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