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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:15 pm

Now if *this* doesn't have trouble written all over it...

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby BHunewill » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:51 am

Small lakes on the Virginia Lakes trail August 4th:
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Stanton Peak, Virginia Peak and Whorl Mountain (in back) from the Summit Lake trail
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East Lake from the summit of Epidote Peak:
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Got an early start and avoided the smoke and haze. The summit block of Epidote Peak was enjoyable, just with there was more of it.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:15 pm

I guess not many people are going out into the Sierra???

A great two night trip out of South Lake with a superb pair of partners last weekend. We had a splendid time!

Here the Middle Fork of the Kings River winds through Grouse Meadow.

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Followed by a steep climb up Rambaud Creek, with a nice view up Palisade Creek to Mather Pass.

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Finally we reached the base of Devils Crag. Here in the morning as the sun hits.

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And of course the BetaLight shot…

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My partners head over the talus to Rambaud Pass.

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Initial view of Devils Crag was a bit intimidating.

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Good climbing on the ridge though. Here I look down from the first class 4 section.

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Heading through the Rabbit Ears. Very exposed… there wasn’t really anything below that 8 inch ledge his feet are on for quite a ways.

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Finishing up the second class 4 section. Bit of loose rock on this one.

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And coming down the crux.

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Afterwards we went over to Wheel Mountain. Nice view back to Devils Crag.

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My partners descending the steep bit below Rambaud Pass in the afternoon.

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Shallow lake on the way out at about 10300 feet with the Palisades in the background.

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Devils Crag

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Exiting through Dusy Basin, Agassiz, Winchell, Thunderbolt, North Palisade, and Isosceles Peak line the background.

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:37 pm

I think people are getting out, but not everyone posts about it in this thread. People post about their weekend adventures more on facebook.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:46 pm

Daria wrote:I think people are getting out, but not everyone posts about it in this thread. People post about their weekend adventures more on facebook.

Well I'm not on Facebook... so it didn't happen!

I guess I will stop posting : - (
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby AceSierra » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:03 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Well I'm not on Facebook... so it didn't happen!



Very glad I'm not on it either. Hell, my cell phone still just makes phone calls.

University Peak pano from Saturday. Happy to get a few clouds, makes everything look so much better, esp with zero snow on the surrounding peaks.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:29 pm

I climb 2 or 3 peaks a week, I just don't post trip reports and photos on SP.
Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:46 pm

Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:15 am

mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!

REE-DICK-U-LOUS views! Pat and I total 66.6% of all chicks to summit both of these peaks this year. HAHA!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:08 am

Deb wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!

REE-DICK-U-LOUS views! Pat and I total 66.6% of all chicks to summit both of these peaks this year. HAHA!


The sierra peak bagging year is not over yet! So that percentage might change.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:40 am

Daria wrote:
Deb wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!

REE-DICK-U-LOUS views! Pat and I total 66.6% of all chicks to summit both of these peaks this year. HAHA!


The sierra peak bagging year is not over yet! So that percentage might change.

Hmmmm, yes, clearly. Let me put away my umbrella so you can shit on my parade. Go get 'em and scratch my name out of the register. Geeez :roll:
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:06 am

The weather seems to be by far the most calm and beautiful at this time of the year in the Sierra!


16 hour solo Dayhike of Deerhorn Mountain this past Monday shows some panorama views. Thankfully looks like the smoke is starting to clear up.

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Best part I was sleeping in my own warm bed 40 minutes after I got back to my car!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:10 am

Deb wrote:
Daria wrote:
Deb wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:
Deb wrote:Soooo, by the way - Milestone and Midway = DONE and DONE!

Super!

Not a back get for just two days!

REE-DICK-U-LOUS views! Pat and I total 66.6% of all chicks to summit both of these peaks this year. HAHA!


The sierra peak bagging year is not over yet! So that percentage might change.

Hmmmm, yes, clearly. Let me put away my umbrella so you can shit on my parade. Go get 'em and scratch my name out of the register. Geeez :roll:


I was just making a technical correction. You could have avoided my response if you had typed "summit both of these peaks so far this year."

You know, there's other women out there doing remote sierra peaks....and I felt like you were not acknowledging that in your comment.


On that note, I totaled 100% of all chicks to summit Deerhorn Mountain this entire year. :wink:

I am not the asshole here. I sent an open invitation expressing my availability and interest for partners on the east side, referring to you as well, and you "shit on my parade" of an invitation.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Princess Buttercup » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:46 am

Daria wrote:
You know, there's other women out there doing remote sierra peaks....and I felt like you were not acknowledging that in your comment.



Oh, yeah. You're the *epitome* of giving credit where credit is due.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:54 am

Daria wrote:
I am not the asshole here. I sent an open invitation expressing my availability and interest for partners on the east side, referring to you as well, and you "shit on my parade" of an invitation.

I'M AN ASSHOLE?! REALLY! And my comment needed a "technical correction"? Who the fuck are you?!
Your standard high school kid could ascertain that my comment of women summiteers is thus far this year. Duh. Indidn't take anything away from the girl who summitted before us, nor order that no others shall pass. It IS empowering for young women to know that older women are out there still gettin' some .. or do you not agree because you gave no clue what or who you are? And the fact that I am still doing and am able with a heart condition gives me plenty of height for excitement when I accomplish something big.
And BTW, I DID send you an FB invite to rock climb and you never responded, therefore I take the hint.
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