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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:47 am

Deb wrote:total weight is only 230 lbs.

Do you have any pics from up there wearing those KMart shorts?

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:00 am

mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:total weight is only 230 lbs.

Do you have any pics from up there wearing those KMart shorts?

; - )

What?! My partner and I weigh 230 together, not each! EEEEW! And I sure as FK don't buy clothes at KNart!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:22 am

No no no... I need the 1/2 230 lb pic to wash my eyes out from their earlier
KMart short defilement.

Ok neon pink short shorts for Deb for Xmas on my list.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby QITNL » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:59 am

Last weekend I went up Simmons Peak. I kinda used the map mrchad9 kindly provided here:
http://www.summitpost.org/mount-florenc ... map/650411
Thanks for that.

Vogelsang HSC, Vogelsang Peak 06-15-13
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Simmons Peak, Mt Maclure, Peak 12053, Gallison Lake
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Gallison Lake, Simmons Peak
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Mt Conness
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Mt Lyell, Mt Maclure
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Mt Lyell
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Peak 12053, Peak 11998, unnamed lake at sunset
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First trip I didn't have to pull the axe or crampons off my pack so spring is over, I guess.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:10 am

Less snow in this area last weekend than there was when I went in July 30 in 2011.


The view from Piute Pass looking west

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Puite Pass
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Crossing snowbank on the east side of Muriel

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East Slope Muriel
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East Ridge of Goethe

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Goethe
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Humphreys Basin from Goethe

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Humphreys Basin
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Lake 11910 from the east ridge of Goethe

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Lake 11910
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Muriel Lake in the afternoon

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Muriel Lake
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Piute Pass to Loch Leven

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Puite Pass Looking East
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Mount Humphreys from the north

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Descending the couloir

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NE Couloir
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Snake

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby BHunewill » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:07 am

Mt. Dana, Shepherd's Crest, North Peak, Mt. Conness and Sheep Peak from Gray Butte June 15:
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Soldier Lake above Return Canyon in Northern Yosemite:
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Spiller Canyon, Whorl Mountain and the Matterhorn from Stanton Peak:
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Virginia and Stanton Peak from Virginia Pass, Yosemite:
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Burchey » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:54 pm

mrchad9 wrote:

Mount Humphreys from the north

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I would SWEAR that's North Palisade
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Daria » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:35 pm

7.5 hour Dayhike of Mt. Agassiz with a late 2pm start on Monday 6/17, perfect windless day. Gorgeous in the Sierra right now, get out there!!!

Bishop Pass:

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$5 shoes from goodwill still like new after already putting 23,000 ft. of gain on them and many miles.

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Views from summit

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Winchell and Palisades

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Views of the sierra looking southbound from the summit were immense and endless

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beyond hardcore:

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Representin'

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Burchey » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:14 pm

Daria wrote:beyond hardcore:

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That's weird.

I remember you making light of that climb on a different forum.

Huh.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Bob Burd » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:52 pm

Nice shirt!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Deb » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:50 am

Bob Burd wrote:Nice shirt!

...maybe if there was a bra on underneath. eeeek!

Monday I did the LLP to Morgan traverse. Shit ton of fun 3rd/4th class across the ridge. Sunny with a stiff breeze, had to step in soft snow to get off Morgan down to Hidden Lakes...and not ONE mosquito all day!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Deb » Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:09 am

3Deserts wrote:
Deb wrote:Monday I did the LLP to Morgan traverse. Shit ton of fun 3rd/4th class across the ridge. Sunny with a stiff breeze, had to step in soft snow to get off Morgan down to Hidden Lakes...and not ONE mosquito all day!


I read that. It sounds pretty cool. You got me interested in that.

I know you climbed Dana Couloir a couple weeks ago, so I'll ask if you care to speculate at all as to what it might look like a week and a half from now, i.e., June 29. I'm kind of thinking of a day trip up; like I think you did.


I think you'll have great snow conditions. Definitely dayhike it! You won't need any equipment other than an axe and crampons. Seriously doubt if there's gonna be ice in there before Aug. There was a crevasse down by Dana Lake but it's actually quicker to stay high and right of the lake - we just wanted to jump a crevasse. :)
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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:59 pm

Methinks it might be time to put this thread to bed, it being officially "summer" date- and conditions-wise...

I treated myself to a long walk on Friday, to celebrate 40 years of my being on this big round rock. I wanted to use every scrap of the day, so I rolled out of the TOF at midnight and reached my first goal of seeing the sunrise above Donahue Pass:

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After summiting Donahue Peak around 0630, I dropped a chute on the south face and cruised the meadows back to the JMT:

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And then it was just a long, gorgeous cruiser the rest of the day to Red's Meadow:

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Happy Solstice and summer to everyone! Have a grand summer!!

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From the luckiest girl in the world,
Climb Hard. Be Safe.

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Re: Beautiful Sierra Spring Conditions

Postby ROL » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:41 am

I am soooo jealous of young knees.
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