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Chouinard-Sunwoo on Haeckel ?

Has anyone climbed this "narrow ice gully" on the north face of Mt Haeckel?
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Haeckel's NW Arête

Anyone out there climbed the NW Arête on Haeckel?
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best harder day-hikes/summits if I'm new to Sierras

I have not done any hikes in the Sierras and I want to do a lot this season.
One thing is, unless absolutely necessary for acclimatization due to low start, I really want to do everything car to car.
Let's say my final goal would be Whitney via MR car to car, after sleeping at Whitney Portal.

I wonder what is the good progression of hikes (class 3 and below) to do, esp. for ...
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Hiking Fuller Ridge trail current water

Hey y'all,

I'm going to grab San Jacinto summit this weekend and I know there's a couple stream crossings. Anyone been up there lately and can give me some intel on water source/flow? I think its the N fork of a San Jacinto tributary that I cross 1st about 3 miles in from the Black Mountain road trailhead which is my main question.

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Online map shows CA snow depth data

Below is a ‘live’ map that displays all of the California weather and stream data collection stations. Many stations in the mountains collect data on snow depth and water equivalent.

This station data is hosted on a GIS (Geographical Information System) server operated by the state. If you click on a symbol then all the attribute data for the thing that you clicked will be delivered from the GIS server to your screen.

The attribute ...
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Mystery North Pal Route

I've seen two references (one by Bob Burd) about an unnamed route up North Pal from the west side U Notch. It starts about 100 feet from the Notch and has been rated at 4th class. The LeConte route is further down the chute at about 300 feet from the Notch. Does anyone have any experience with or a description of this "mystery" route?
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Half Dome cable route this Friday?

Hi. I will be in Yosemite for the first time this weekend, and I will be alone there of Friday; I wanted to hike the Half Dome.
Does anyone know the conditions now? Web cams are not very obvious but it looks snow free.

I'm going to wear climbing shoes for grip and turn back if wet.. but so far forecast looks good.
Would clipping to the cables (via harness) help at all when they ...
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1934 High Trip Mystery Photo

As usual, no prizes but everyone's acclaim. Extra credit for identifying the people. I haven't a clue. Lewis Clark's photo from 6x9cm negative.

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Palisades V-notch conditions

Anyone know current conditions of U and V notches? Thanks!
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Mt. Russell East Ridge Conditions

Anyone been up to Mt. Russell's east ridge lately? Curious what conditions look like.

I saw the thread about Mt. Whitney, looks like snow for a bit, but drier towards the top
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