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You most memorable mountain(s)

Postby thigbee » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:34 pm

What are your most memorable mountains and why? The view? The hike? The danger? The company?

Two really stick out for me:

1. Kings Peak. The tallest mountain in Utah. It was memorable because I did it with my brother who I don't see very often, and we did it in a day. It's also a beautiful, beautiful area.

2. Mt. Rainier. A great trip with great friends. Perfect weather. Great conditions. Long, physically demanding days (which I love). A stunning mountain. Also memorable because my dad did it back in the day, so it was fun talking to him about it.
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Postby Diggler » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:55 pm

Mt. Kenya- beautiful summit, solid rock, an amazing climb. Spending the night in a metal box at 17,000'. Looking down at the Lewis Glacier below (at the equator!), then at the Kenyan Highlands, where they grow coffee. Seeing Kili over 250 miles away, before the clouds move in. Seeing a far different, fascinating culture on the other side of the world. Giant groundsels. Spending an awesome trip with a good friend.
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Postby McCannster » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:27 pm

Devils Tower, Mt Shasta, Ship Rock, Grauspitz, and Cathedral Peak.
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Postby Tonka » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:12 am

Probably Gastineau Peak in Juneau, AK. This is not much more than a walk but it was up hill and it is where I thought, "I need to go up more."

I had done my fair share of backpacking, canoe camping and such but the only contact I had with mountains was a drive up Mt Evans in my 20's (this is where my interest began)

I went through a party phase and a bunch of hobbies until I landed a project that put me in Alaska for 7 months. After a couple hikes in the mountains above Sitka, two quick trips into Denali (only the 15 miles) , 5 weeks in the tundra of Nome and a trip down the Kenia I knew I wanted to spend more time in the mountains.

Who is this F-N poser :shock:

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Postby Gafoto » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:50 am

I did Whitney last year and it was memorable but I was miserable at the summit due to altitude sickness, my camera died on the hike up, and my breakfast didn't agree with me so it wasn't all that satisfying. I had the opposite experience the week after when I hiked Mount Peale in the La Sals. I had the entire mountain to myself and the view was spectacular. It was also my second time above 10000 feet and aside from the huffing and puffing I was right as rain at the top. I was very happy about that. Polished off every bit of food I brought with me.

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Postby xDoogiex » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:05 am

I wanna go up most these mountains. Since I'm a novice it is mt. Marcy. Beautiful day and did it myself. Awesome view. More first real mountain adventure. I guess my Mitchell becuase it rained the whole time and I was the only one on the trail and camp. But then those are my only 2 mountain adventures since I discovered this new world of mountaineering. I'm sure mt. Sunflower will beat them both.
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Re: You most memorable mountain(s)

Postby lcarreau » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:35 am

thigbee wrote:What are your most memorable mountains and why? The view? The hike? The danger? The company?

Two really stick out for me:

1. Kings Peak. The tallest mountain in Utah. It was memorable because I did it with my brother who I don't see very often, and we did it in a day. It's also a beautiful, beautiful area.

2. Mt. Rainier. A great trip with great friends. Perfect weather. Great conditions. Long, physically demanding days (which I love). A stunning mountain. Also memorable because my dad did it back in the day, so it was fun talking to him about it.



FUNNY! Those two are also MY most memorable mountains !!!

I also did Kings Peak with my brother, whom I very seldom see.

Mount Rainier was a monster experience for me, one I'll never forget!

And ... the experience (for me) went deeper than just a simple "hero shot" on the summit!


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Postby desainme » Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:53 am

Doubletop Mountain which barely appears on the far left in this photo. This is not the best photo of Doubletop but it might be the best photo in which Doubletop appears. On the ridgetop beneath one summit there is a rectangular bronze monument set into the granite from about 1924 commemorating Kapelle Hall prior to Baxter park. It more less says from this place at sunset his wife gave his ashes to the winds. Beneath appears an Aladdin lamp and then continues Only Love is Eternal.

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Postby Marmaduke » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:39 am

Actually hiking...............don't have one yet, just started at this thing. But I saw Mount Baker from the Puget Sound on a boat, Shasta was pretty impressive the first time I drove by it on Interstate 5, of course the first time I camped in Yosemite- El Capitan and Half Dome were very cool. I'll get back to you after I hike something big.
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Postby JasonH » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:01 am

EDIT: Problem solved.
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Postby JasonH » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:05 am

Most memorable for me it either Highland Peak or Barnabe Mountain. Great trips on fun mountains.
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Postby Marmaduke » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:11 am

5 I know, on the way to south shore, Tahoe
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Postby Big Benn » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:23 am

desainme wrote:Doubletop Mountain which barely appears on the far left in this photo. This is not the best photo of Doubletop but it might be the best photo in which Doubletop appears. On the ridgetop beneath one summit there is a rectangular bronze monument set into the granite from about 1924 commemorating Kapelle Hall prior to Baxter park. It more less says from this place at sunset his wife gave his ashes to the winds. Beneath appears an Aladdin lamp and then continues Only Love is Eternal.

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Gulp. Just speechless!
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Postby Big Benn » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:42 pm

I always thought this wonderful day with Lolli in Snowdonia last year would take some beating. With the walk on the third day being the most memorable. I'm still in touch with Lolli after she left SP, and hope to be walking with her again before too long.

With Lolli in Snowdonia

Then just over a week ago I did a slow ten hour slog up two mountains, on what I feel now is my best ever day in the mountains.

Again in Snowdonia but in winter conditions. Slow because I'm always slow and extra slow that day because my damn 'flue like bug hit me hard just about the time I started the walk. But the weather for Wales was superb.

I went up to Snowdon and the adjoining summit of Garnedd Ugain. On the summit of Snowdon I was told it was visibility you only get 2 or 3 days a year. And I knew from being on the summit area in zero vis conditions two weeks earlier there must be some fabulous snow scenes up there. And from only being able to see as far as my boots that day back in February I so badly wanted to go and see what those snow scenes looked like.

Apart from two guys who left the trailhead, (I'm getting quite Americanised these days!), in front of me, I had the entire climb to the summit to myself. I'd chosen the harder side of the mountain to get just that.

And finally, I got to go over what for me at least, (not all will agree!), was a little knife edge ridge in winter! Normally the trail starts down the right hand side of this ridge and then crosses it. But that was under snow and there were just a few footprints to follow over the very top and a few feet down to the sides. This is looking back on about the hardest section, the summit of Snowdon was behind me. I really enjoyed it. But only after I had done it. LOL!

TR to follow before too long.

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And what I found at the summit.

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