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Coso Range Wilderness Fossil Bones And Petroglyphs

Folks interested in visiting the Coso Range Wilderness near Olancha might want to combine petroglyphs, hiking, and general adventuring with a visit to a rather significant fossil locality in the Cosos to observe mineralized mammal bones weathering out of ancient sediments.

Just recently, over at http://inyo.coffeecup.com/site/coso/cosofieldtrip.html, I uploaded a page called "Field Trip To A Vertebrate Fossil Locality In The Coso Range, California". This is of course a completely personal, non-commercial web site.

It's a ...
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Road to Bloody Mountain.

Next few weeks hope to hit the Mammoth area and have been considering climbing the north coulior of Bloody Mtn. Anybody been up that way lately? How far (if at all) can you drive up the 4WD road? Can you get up at all? Or is the snow too low?
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Bishop/Piute Pass - Hiking Conditions?

Has anyone been in or near any of these areas yet in 2017?

Last year I solo hiked thru Piute Pass from North Lake....
but with all the snowfall this winter, wondering if anyone has gone through Piute Pass or Bishop Pass or anywhere near either of these.

Any info, please post.
Thanks in advance!
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Search on Mt Baldy for hiker Sam Kim - 78 years old

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-ne ... aldy-hiker

I've just been made aware that Sam Kim the 78 year old hiker that has 700 summits of Mount Baldy has been missing since Sat morning on the mountain. If anyone has news of seeing him on Sat please reach out to SAR, there's at least 18 - 20 folks out looking now. Word has it that he has a few shortcuts but I'm not aware ...
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Mount Umunhum public access starts Sep 16, 2017

"At long last the wait is over: Closed to the public since 1980, the summit of Mount Umunhum will finally open starting Sept. 16 "

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/03/m ... ept-16-17/

"The grand opening weekend celebration of the prominent 12-acre mountaintop, located within the 18,000-acre Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve south of Los Gatos, will include events and activities welcoming the public to the peak and inviting them to experience its panoramic ...
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Snow Creek to Mt San Jacinto climbed on 3/26/17

Eric Su, Gus Safar and Jonathan Mason climbed the North Face of Mt San Jacinto on March 26 2017 - Facebook
http://mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php? ... 5b084c30d2
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Another Skyline Rescue on Mt San Jacinto

Dangerous conditions on the Skyline Trail ( and Cactus to Clouds) has necessitated several rescues
http://mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic.php? ... b4dd2b5ade
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Winter route to Mt. Ritter and Banner Peak

Been wanting to put up a route on Banner and Ritter this winter. Just wondering if anyone has any tips for keeping the approach as short as possible. Thanks!
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Lassen Peak in May

Hi all,

Looking to do Lassen Peak in May. I realize the road won't be completely plowed, but is it safer to follow the road or to cut off the saddle between Diamond Peak and Pilot Pinnacle? Also I understand there's probably a lot of skiing going on at that time (I don't ski, but I do have good snow travel and ice axe experience), so would one expect to see a ski trail broken ...
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access to twin lakes / matterhorn? access to twin lakes / matterhorn?

Question for anyone, I have read conflicting accounts as to whether Twin Lakes is accessible during the winter. We are planning on heading up to Matterhorn; I realize conditions are dynamic, but in general what road conditions can we expect at the end of this month?
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