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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:27 pm

16 July 2005 - Nadie and me climbed Peña Vieja (2619 m)starting at El Cable, read the summit log.

26 July 2005 - We were riding our mountain bikes along La Horizontal, a very long and flat (the first half) forest trail that joins Puerto de Navafría (1773 m) and Puerto de Somosierra (1444 m), both between the provinces of Madrid and Segovia. Because of the heat and some other problems we arrived Puerto de Navafría late so we only could ride 1h 50min reaching the NE slopes of Lomo Gordo (2075 m). I saw a roe deer wich disappeared in the pinewood when it noticed my presence.

30 July 2005 - We did another mountain bike tour starting at Km 24.5 (1505 m) of the road M-130 wich crosses Sierra de la Puebla by Puerto de la Puebla, Madrid. The heat was stronger than the last day but we had more time. Reached Garganta del Portillo and returned to my car. The forest trail is not as flat as La Horizontal but it is not very hard.

20 August 2005 - We drove to Collado Lijar (1710 m) and started the hike at 12:50 PM. Climbed Cabeza Lijar (1823 m) quickly and descende to the col again. Then we ascended Cerro de la Salamanca (1789 m) and stopped 40 minutes at the front door of the unguarded Refugio de la Salamanca (approx. 1780 m). Descended through the pinewood to Collado Hornillo, where we took the forest trail to the right, that one that surrounds the east slope of Cerro de Cueva Valiente (1768 m). We reached the main trail that leads to Cueva Valiente (1903 m) and followed it to the summit (4:10 PM). The wind blowed moderately so Nadie's cap blowed and we had to descend and look for it. Then we descended on the main trail to Collado Hornillo and finally ascended on the road to my car, on Collado Lijar (5:50 PM).
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby IdahoKid » Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:34 pm

I.....chickened out on Chicken Out Ridge :-(

Hey, dont I get a bumpersticker?

Oh well, theres always next year.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Charles » Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:39 pm

went up to the Torlwand in the Wilden Kaiser and did the "old south face" on Sunday. Nice route with good pro.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Gangolf Haub » Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:57 pm

I have been to the weirdest rock formation I ever have seen today (long weekend in Germany - Reunification Holiday). Alteschlossfelsen (=Old Castle Rock) on the German - French border is a 1km sandstone ridge with incredible erosion formations. Huge mushrooms line up along the ridge, their tops often connected. There are multiple rock windows, caves and overhangs but when you get to the top you barely notice. Apart from an occasional crevice or hole in the floor the tops of the mushrooms look like regular forest floor.

See for yourself (though the rocks don't photograph easily - too many trees):
<table><tr><td><A target=_top HREF=/mountains/photo_link.pl?photo_id=187090&object_id=4329&type=mountain&mountain_id=4329&route_id=><img src="http://www.summitpost.com/images/187090.thumb.jpg" title="Südpfalz photo_id=187090"></A></td><td><A target=_top HREF=/mountains/photo_link.pl?photo_id=187085&object_id=4329&type=mountain&mountain_id=4329&route_id=><img src="http://www.summitpost.com/images/187085.thumb.jpg" title="Südpfalz photo_id=187085"></A></td><td><A target=_top HREF=/mountains/photo_link.pl?photo_id=187088&object_id=4329&type=mountain&mountain_id=4329&route_id=><img src="http://www.summitpost.com/images/187088.thumb.jpg" title="Südpfalz photo_id=187088"></A></td><td><A target=_top HREF=/mountains/photo_link.pl?photo_id=187089&object_id=4329&type=mountain&mountain_id=4329&route_id=><img src="http://www.summitpost.com/images/187089.thumb.jpg" title="Südpfalz photo_id=187089"></A></td><td><A target=_top HREF=/mountains/photo_link.pl?photo_id=187086&object_id=4329&type=mountain&mountain_id=4329&route_id=><img src="http://www.summitpost.com/images/187086.thumb.jpg" title="Südpfalz photo_id=187086"></A></td></tr></table>
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Deb » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:05 pm

Hmmmm, nice 3 day weekend and no one has anything interesting to report?

Wellllll, Dave and I set out on Friday evening up the 395, sacked out in the truck in Onion Valley and tagged Mt Gould and Dragon Peak on Saturday. Could have sworn I heard hail on the roof early morning. Very low hanging clouds rolled through our way and animated the sky for us during our 12 hour loop. DAMN that BS from Golden Trout Lake! Good thing we only used it as the descent path, Kearsarge Pass Trail is soooo much more pleasant and painfree! YUK
Apres climb pizza in Bishop, then off to TM for some Echo Peak action.
Ranger Rita was on the prowl, so we got "kicked" out of TM and ramboed a sleeping spot in front of a poop house outside the park. On the trail to peaks by 0800 and my feet were still frozen an hour later. Saturday pretty much took the wind out of my sails and Dave had a gorgeous blister, and the wind really never stopped raging so Echo Peak didn't offer too much excitement for me. Yea, OK I climbed a few of them.
Drove back down to Independence that afternoon and crashed at North Lake by the pack station for the night; watched the sun rise on Mt Lamarck, then headed home stinky and sore Monday.
I'd say that pretty much filled up a 3 day weekend properly!
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby keema » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:11 pm

3 day weekend? Only for federal and bank employees. The rest of us had to work.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Dave Daly » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:31 am

<i>Only for federal and bank employees. The rest of us had to work.</i>

Well....seeing how I'm NOT a federal employee anymore and just an average joe worker like yourself, I took the day off from work to enjoy the 3 day weekend in the mountains.

What did you say your excuse was?

Deb -

You forgot to mention how someone tried to rat us out for sacking out at the Cathedral trailhead as they were getting a ticket for doing the same? Yeah, other climbers tried to rat out their same kind!! As Deb said, we were outside the park boundries the night before, drove to the trailhead around 7AM, and got ready for our day. No sooner did we pull up, Ranger Rick pulled up behind some cars behind us and asked them a few questions. Next thing we know, Ricky comes up to us and asks us, "These guys behind you say that you were car camping here last night too." Obviously, we told him we just got there.

I like dirty windshields......it enables you to write:

<b>TICKETS ARE 4 LIARS</b>

F*ckin' posers!
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby keema » Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:57 am

<i>What did you say your excuse was?</i>

Hmmm. . . I had a workshop on Saturday and had to correct tests and catch up on around the house work on Sunday. My main excuse was that I have a three month weekend all summer.<img src=http://www.infohub.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif>
Glad you guys had fun.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Nugs » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:15 am

4 day weekend: Sea kayaked at the channel islands. Nice hiking too.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Kerstin » Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:31 am

I spent last weekend in Yosemite with my husband and brother-in-law, who's visiting from Indianapolis. My favorite parts of the trip were watching the expressions on the face of my brother-in-law as he saw, for the first time, El Capitan and the Grizzly Giant Sequoia at Mariposa Grove.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Cy Kaicener » Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:44 pm

Twelve of us from the Sierra Club left Palm Springs at midnight to climb San Jacinto via the Cactus to Clouds trail.
10,500 ft elevation gain in 16 miles which took us 12 hours plus three more hours back to the Tram station. The wind on the summit was horrific. There were no takers to descend by the Snow Creek route which is 6 miles.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Mile Bosnjakovski » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:06 am

Excellent: More than 17 hours intensive and demanding hike/climb to Solunska Glava from new route (added already on the page here-don't now how to linked from here-sorry).
The weather was bad which was just fine I felt perfect all the way. Best thing that happened was that finally I didn't have any problems with my ITBS. That’s it
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Nugs » Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:07 am

First time rock climbing! @ JTree
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Martin Cash » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:30 pm

Went rockclimbing but there was no-one there and we got bored,

<img src="http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/517/5475Crowded.jpg">

so we left there and did some bouldering. It was cool because I sent my new sickfest highball problem yo!

<img src="http://www.cascadeclimbers.com/upload/260879-mountyboulderclass1.jpg">
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Andinistaloco » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:52 pm

Lol... Martin, that's a great shot. Hope you didn't hurt yourself on that one! : )

Climbed the West Gully of <a href=//www.summitpost.org/show/mountain_link.pl/mountain_id/1473>Elephant Head</a> this weekend. A lot of fun, plus I got to camp out two nights, drink a lot of beer, hang out, and check out the scenery....

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