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Postby bobpickering » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:23 pm


I'm glad your trip worked out well. It sounds like you made a few mistakes but made up for them by just being tough and not giving up. Next time, bring sunscreen and less of everything else. Nice job!

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Postby rlshattuck » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:37 pm

congrats . . .
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:54 pm

Congrats!!! Takes a lot of motivation to do it solo in winter. Forget about plastic boots next time though; you never really need those in the Sierra. Some good leather mountaineering boots suffice.
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Postby Augie Medina » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:47 pm

Good job though you suffered a little. How did you get to 60 lbs for your pack?
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Postby Diggler » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:11 pm

Congrats- sounds like a good time! A fun climb that might still have some snow on it (likely higher up) would be San Gorgonio- I did it last January, & it was a lot of fun!
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Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:28 pm

MikeTX wrote:way to go, kristoria! very cool. i'm gonna do that one someday.

if you're in LA still, the san gabriel mountains offer a lot of options within about an hour and a half drive. i was there for spring break and went up baldy (mount san antonio) while i was there. it was a blast and the slopes were steep, but i imagine nothing like that final 400 feet on the MR.

some of the LA locals on SP might be able to fill you in on conditions there.



...yeah, Baldy Bowl is probably her best bet. And some of those chutes might actually kick up to all of 35 degrees, depending on how the wind has shaped the snow. April means slush and sunburn, though. Kristoria sounds cool...she oughta see if TacoDelRio is game, the local SG alpine guy.
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Postby KathyW » Tue May 04, 2010 2:07 pm

Great job Christine!

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