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Has anyone ever been to EVERY region of the Sierra?

Postby mungeclimber » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:54 pm

meaning: that you've personally seen every major canyon and peak that the Sierra has to offer.

high or mid Sierra, your choice, e.g. for as far south, north and west as you want to claim


e.g. I have not even been up thru half of the trailheads on the East Side, so I would not claim to have seen much.
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Postby mungeclimber » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:56 pm

I'll kick this off with suggesting that Muir and Clyde probably qualify for the "ALL" category.

Maybe Bob B? That guy gets around.
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Postby Luciano136 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:03 pm

Didn't Matthew Holliman dayhike every peak in the Sierra?
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Postby granite4brains » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:06 pm

Depends on what you define as major ... I'd be willing to bet most people on here have never been up Hogback Creek/Canyon, yet that lies only a mile or two away from Whitney Portal. Start throwing in places like that and maybe even Norman Clyde hasn't been up them all ;-)

EDIT: Doug Mantle would be a good suggestion too though. Hasn't he done the SPS list like 5 times now? seems like he often uses different routes on repeated ascents. I'd bet he ranks up there pretty high on Sierra territory covered.
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Postby Snowball » Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:23 am

This question should prolly be moved to the I AM BORED TODAY forum page... no?

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Re: Has anyone ever been to EVERY region of the Sierra?

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:14 am

mungeclimber wrote:meaning: that you've personally seen every major canyon and peak that the Sierra has to offer.


Ask me that question in about 20 years after I've retired. I will answer YES I HAVE.
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Postby MoabPeakBagger » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:12 pm

1000peaks- you have hiked a lot, it's true. But you also sound very bitter sometimes.
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:12 pm

I suppose that seeing every possible area of one mountain chain is an admirable goal, but I, no wait, We mean We think that it would be preferable to travel more and see other areas of the world or at least the American West. We would think that a trip to the Rockies might be in order, or further up the Pacific Crest into the Cascades. Seeing something new always helps broaden horizons and put things in perspective. Plus, its just fun.

From having looked at photos on this site of various Sierra peaks and areas, it seems that after a while it all starts to look the same. Sure, it is beautiful and there are nuances that an experienced traveler or mountaineer notices, but to some extent the exposed granite and barren high elevation areas do look very much the same. It almost seems unhealthily obsessive to want to visit every possible place in the range.
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Postby ksolem » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:48 pm

Mike Loughman of Bishop, who did his first rock route in Yosemite in 1954 with Mark Powell and hiked Cottonwood Creek from the Owens Valley last week, has seen more of the Sierra than anyone else I know.
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Postby Palisades79 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:17 pm

Thanks to the vast improvement in gear. in the last 30 years I've been more places in the Sierra in Winter than I had visited in the prior 30 years mostly in the Summer and Fall. Many places are in fact more scenic and of course there is snow to melt for water. Every period is a golden age ,just keep getting out !
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Postby mrchad9 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:56 pm

Palisades79 wrote:Thanks to the vast improvement in gear. in the last 30 years I've been more places in the Sierra in Winter than I had visited in the prior 30 years mostly in the Summer and Fall. Many places are in fact more scenic and of course there is snow to melt for water. Every period is a golden age ,just keep getting out !

I agree. Studmiffin451, if it starts to look the same, go in another season...
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Postby mrchad9 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:58 pm

MikeTX wrote:
MoabPeakBagger wrote:1000peaks- you have hiked a lot, it's true. But you also sound very bitter sometimes.


maybe he's saying quality is more important than quantity sometimes. i'm down with that.

I agree with you Mike, but unless I read a lot into his words, and granted I usually need an interpreter, he seemed saying it was even better to just fly over them than to do anything else. Actually I think the entire post was bull except for maybe the last sentence.

Pete- I would actually like for you to correct me. What is all this you keep saying about the local enviro group banning this or that including hiking in the Sierra. I don't get that at all, is there anything to it?
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Postby mungeclimber » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:35 pm

ksolem wrote:Mike Loughman of Bishop, who did his first rock route in Yosemite in 1954 with Mark Powell and hiked Cottonwood Creek from the Owens Valley last week, has seen more of the Sierra than anyone else I know.


thx K. I recognize the name (of the climbing book). Does Mike do photos of his trips? and the follow up question: slide shows?
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