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barnard to trojan traverse?

Has anyone personally done the Barnard to Trojan traverse? Based on this trip report I am thinking about doing a Shepherd Pass to Russell trip. Wondering how sketchy the traverse over from the Bowl would be.
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What's wrong with this picture?

I was just searching on Amazon and this came up.

What's wrong with this picture?:

https://www.amazon.com/Hiking-Scene-Mex ... 69&sr=8-26

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Limestone Canyon in Orange County CA

I went online to check out Limestone Canyon in Orange County CA. In order to access the area you need to sign up for one of their scheduled hikes (or other scheduled activities). My idea of hiking does not include having 20 strangers alongside me. Is this a trend? Is this the future? Having to get a permit to go somewhere is a hassle, but I recoil at being told how, when and where to ...
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Crampon/ice axe climbing Crampon/ice axe climbing

Hi, I'm looking for suggestions on climbs that require crampons/ice axe but not rope. So no glaciers. Preferably in Europe but I'll take suggestions for anywhere. The higher and more challenging the better.
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Do you recognize these mountains?


Where? I assume the foreground might actually be superimposed on the background.
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Mountaintop Weather and Climate

It took a lot of time to dig up data (two of my biggest hobbies are mountains and weather), but I revised and expanded the Fact Sheet Interesting Weather Statistics for US Mountain Summits:

http://www.summitpost.org/interesting-w ... its/171585

In addition to previous weather data on several US Mountaintops (including Pikes Peak and some wind stats for Longs Peak, Mt Washington, Denali, White Mountain 2, etc.), added were a Mt Spokane ...
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Hey guys , new guy question.

Hey guys, I've been lurking this site for awhile trying to take in any info I can. I've come to a point where I'm not sure which direction to go..

I'm not new to the outdoors. Most of my life I have hiked, camped , fished etc. I was in the Marine Corps Infantry for 4 years which had its own various forms if hikes ( humps) , camps and outdoor survival.
Although I've been ...
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Inconsistency with prominence on peak lists?

I will preface this by saying that the only list I have completed is the Adirondack 46 and that list is a total mess. Nominally it represents the 46 highest peaks (over 4000') in the Adirondacks, however at least four of the peaks are under 4K', at least one 4K' is omitted and many of the peaks are not actually ranked (have insufficient prominence). However, this is a great list, with a great history and ...
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Broad peak permit issues for people of Indian origin

I found an American group that was planning to do Broad peak + K2 this year (2017) on this forum who were using the same logistics company I was in touch with for over a year. After I confirmed the trip, they told me that even though I am American but of Indian origin they cannot arrange my permit. They said they tried and were told it was not possible, further they said I ...
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Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

Happy Birthday Beckey!
Not that he will view SummitPost or this thread. He isn't one to make a big deal out of birthdays.
Well, it is a big deal. So many decades of first ascents, exploring new areas, writing guidebooks and documenting mountaineering history. The man still has a vivid memory for details of early ascents.
He remains just as obsessive about climbing, though his body is not up to the approaches. He is still ...
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