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SN Red Fox photographed in Yosemite

Very likely migrating down from the Sonora Pass pack IMO, but we'll see with forthcoming genetic analysis.

http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/rare-s ... l-park.htm
Read more : SN Red Fox photographed in Yosemite | Views : 38 | Replies : 0 | Forum : California

Was Rope Swinging Banned for All Arches or Just these 2?

So a lot of the news articles just generalize and say they banned rope swinging all out, but then this news articles says its ONLY at 2 arches; Corona and Gemini: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/06/fe ... me-iconic/

Is that correct? Or is it all arches at arches national park/Moab :?:

I also heard in a few articles it includes rappelling and all rope activities?? ...
Read more : Was Rope Swinging Banned for All Arches or Just these 2? | Views : 191 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Utah

Prepping for winter ascent of Mt Washington: warm enough?

Heading to Mt. Washington next week for a one-day ascent via Lions Head winter trail.

I've got a bit of experience, but they were summer alpine climbs in the Cascades (Adams and Shuksan) and Spring out east (Katahdin and Washington). This is my first winter climbing attempt.

Projected high is -2 or so, plus whatever god awful windchill awaits us (so, potentially -20 or so). I'm taking my kit and gear from Adams/Shuksan and adding ...

Iphone 5 Battery life above 12000 ft

Hello, I have a question about my phones battery life at higher elevations. Last July I spent time out in the CO front range, my phone was working fine for listening to music and taking pictures. on several occasions when hiking above 12000 ft elevation my phone battery almost immediately drained and shut down. I am planning a two day hiking adventure through the Mummy Range this coming July and was thinking about buying a ...
Read more : Iphone 5 Battery life above 12000 ft | Views : 164 | Replies : 7 | Forum : Colorado

King's Peak in true Winter

Has anyone reached the summit of King's Peak in the December-February months? I have gone up in March several times but conventional wisdom has always been to go up in spring instead of Winter. What are the drawbacks from going in January? The cold?
Read more : King's Peak in true Winter | Views : 128 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Utah

Best way to get into mountaineering in coastal Virginia?

I live in Norfolk, Virginia and have done some hiking, camping, and surfing. About a year ago I watched 180' degrees down south and fell in love with the idea of mountaineering. I've climbed indoors somewhat but sadly haven't gotten to the climbing outdoors. Are there any good mountaineering clubs close to Virginia? Maybe mentors in the area? Should I take a class as well? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Stolen Gear - Fisher Towers

Dear Summit Post users(particularly those climbing in the Fishers and/or Mystery Towers),

Sometime between Labor Day weekend, 2014, and January 16, 2015 a large stash of climbing and camping gear was stolen from what (we thought) was a well hidden location in the area between the Titan and the Mystery Towers. This was not near any of the known bivy spots in this area. The gear included a full desert iron aid rack, a double ...
Read more : Stolen Gear - Fisher Towers | Views : 316 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, TX)

Cucamonga & Ontario trail conditions

Has anyone been up Cucamonga or Ontario Peaks lately ? They are dry on the south side but is there ice on the trail on the north side ? I am here in SoCal for a couple of weeks and I would like to hike up there. I hope the trail is dry but I know how just a little snow up there can turn into a dicey layer of ice once hiked upon.
Read more : Cucamonga & Ontario trail conditions | Views : 155 | Replies : 1 | Forum : California

Monument Rocks, Kansas: Winter Road Conditions?

Is anyone aware or have a sense what the road conditions are like getting to the Monument Rocks in the winter? I know there are a few miles of dirt roads. Are they pretty slick or are they passable this time of year?

Stienstra: Where’s the snow? Trips up Norcal highways...

Nothing here we don't know by the seat-of-our-pants but it does have more impact when it is condensed like this:

Stienstra: Where’s the snow? Trips up Norcal highways reveal shocking images

The winter temperature tantrum is having a mind-boggling effect across California’s high country, that much is well known.

What is not so well known is what you can see – and the precip numbers you can discover — on trips into the mountains. The ...
Read more : Stienstra: Where’s the snow? Trips up Norcal highways... | Views : 235 | Replies : 0 | Forum : California


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