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Trailhead Camping/Parking in the Whites

Hello, so I will be driving cross-country to spend some time in New England this summer and wanted to see if there are any restrictions regarding trailhead camping/overnight parking. Would rather get to the trailhead the evening before than get up waaaay early the morning of my hike and drive a few hours. Thanks in advance for the info

Massive unnamed tower in the Tushar Range - any info?

I noticed on Google Earth (TM) that there is a massive 650' tall tower rising on the ridge below Mount Holly. There are no photos, no mention of it, not even anything on the topo maps? Not on Peakbagger! Not on Lists of John. Massive tower appears on Google Earth (TM). It is at 38.352133, -112.344396. Is this just a mirage?
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Mid-June backpacking

Some friends and I were hoping to do the Four Pass Loop on June 17-20 due to the dry winter, but it's starting to look less and less likely with the late snow and recent weather conditions. We've already made travel plans to be in Colorado during that time period.

Do you have any recommendations on alternate 4-day backpacks in the state that would work well mid-June this year? We will be backpacking in RMNP ...
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Mt Langley vs Mt Muir which is a better (trail/views)???

Mt Whitney is totally booked so between these two which do you guys prefer?

Thank you for any feedback!!! :mrgreen:
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Bighorns alpine rock

I have a partner lined up for alpine rock in the Bighorns this summer, but looking for a third. Will be climbing in the Blacktooth, Gargoyle, Merlon area up to 5.8 trad. July 16-18.
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Winds Partners for the Summer

Just moved to Pinedale for the summer (hopefully longer though) and was looking for partners for mountaineering in the Winds and possibly the Tetons. I have all the gear necessary, my own car, and an extreme willingness to learn; my experience so far includes several 14ers by technical routes in Colorado and extensive experience climbing trad up to 5.8. Looking for partners with flexible schedules (currently my work schedule is 4 days on, 3 days ...
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Bailey Traverse; Elwha snow finger

Hi, I am planning to do the Bailey traverse solo this summer in late July/early August and have been pouring over topo maps, multiple trip reports, and the description in the Olympic Mountain climbing guide. I will not be carrying a GPS and would love to meet with someone, or at least chat over phone/email, who has done the route (or will have by the time I go). There a couple of spots where route ...
Read more : Bailey Traverse; Elwha snow finger | Views : 79 | Replies : 1 | Forum : Pacific Northwest (WA, OR)

Prominent from one angle?

Hi all,
I've been thinking a lot about prominence lately, and how we measure it. I feel like the ways we measure it now aren't very satisfying... a mountain can look really prominent from most directions, but have one nearby peak that really reduces its prominence.

So, a couple questions:

Can you think of good examples of mountains that look really prominent from one angle, but not from another? I'm thinking a mountain on the ...
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North Face Himalayan

This is a 2013 - 850 down fill jacket, one of the highest found. Size is Large. Fits true, maybe slightly big to allow for layers.

A Gore Windstopper Insulation shell contributes unbeatable windproof protection on the outside, while 850 fill goose down and Climashield Neo insulation provide exceptional warmth on the inside.

A fully adjustable snorkel hood adds maximum protection for the head, while windflaps, Velcro adjustable cuffs and hem cinchcord ensure a secure ...
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In Memory of KRZYS.

Very sad news to share with all of You from Poland, from Tatra mountains...

Summitpost community lost its another great member.

Krzysztof "KRZYS" Konczakowski got killed while winter climbing on Mount Slavkovsky Stit eastern face on the last day of the passed year.

Mountain climbing passion filled his young and beautiful life. He was only 21.

Rest in Peace our Friend. See you on heavenly ridges...


Krzysztof "KRZYS" Konczakowski (1993-2014)
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