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2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby ScottHanson » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:39 pm

Armchair observation from the sideline: this young Eric must be a tough hombre if can keep up with Sean. I am enjoying reading both Bob's and Sean's daily reports, but would much prefer joining in the action. It looks like a large group of folks signed up, but from my past 8 SC's experience you never no exactly how many people will show up at 6am and what training has been done in preparation. Good luck to everyone from the old guy in the northwest corner of the U.S.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Turtleggjp » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:42 am

I almost got hit by lightning today too, and I was coming around Lake Sabrina! It hit on the other side of the lake just after 4PM. Definitely not a good day for such a demanding hike. I hope they're all ok too.

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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby WyomingSummits » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:59 am

Bob Burd wrote:Bob got his butt kicked today on what was supposed to be an easy day. I have no energy to write much, so I'll just say that Sean and Eric continue to be unreal animals, Jonathan, Pat and Luke proved far more clever than I today. Off to bed. I have to get up at 3am. Ugh. Long outing to Black Divide over Echo Col. This is one of the expected butt-kickers.

Oh my......is vacation making you tired? :)
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:18 am

toxo wrote:Lol, Bob did not recognize me at the TH this morning. His excuse was that he did not expect me to actually show up at 4 am. Then he asked if it's OK to hug me... and did!

I hope the main group is OK. Lightning struck in that general direction several times today.


Toxo participated in a Sierra Challenge outing??? Pics or GTFO! :lol:
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Marmaduke » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:31 am

toxo wrote:Lol, Bob did not recognize me at the TH this morning. His excuse was that he did not expect me to actually show up at 4 am. Then he asked if it's OK to hug me... and did!

I hope the main group is OK. Lightning struck in that general direction several times today.

How about Daria and Toxo? Photos, hugs?
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:33 am

God, what a lame summary, sleep is over-rated! Post that photo from the summit!
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby colinr » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:25 pm

^^^I nearly checked that area out myself a couple of times last summer. It looks worthwhile.

3Deserts, it is just too darn far from the glitz of Hollywood with the 13ers, 14ers, Eastern Sierra, Yosemite, Tioga, Virginia Lakes, Green Creek, Sawtooth/Twin Lakes, Sonora Pass, Leavitt Meadows, and Tahoe drawing the crowds before they ever bother going down dusty dirt roads to find dry, dusty, warm, mostly lakeless terrain. I've been to the trailhead and hiked from several surrounding trailheads. It's a nice area for fishing and hiking/scrambling in solitude. I met some llamas, cattle, and horses nearby.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby WyomingSummits » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:13 am

SeanReedy wrote:^^^I nearly checked that area out myself a couple of times last summer. It looks worthwhile.

3Deserts, it is just too darn far from the glitz of Hollywood with the 13ers, 14ers, Eastern Sierra, Yosemite, Tioga, Virginia Lakes, Green Creek, Sawtooth/Twin Lakes, Sonora Pass, Leavitt Meadows, and Tahoe drawing the crowds before they ever bother going down dusty dirt roads to find dry, dusty, warm, mostly lakeless terrain. I've been to the trailhead and hiked from several surrounding trailheads. It's a nice area for fishing and hiking/scrambling in solitude. I met some llamas, cattle, and horses nearby.

Agreed. The Bighorn range in WY gets the same treatment. Sick alpine rock but no one wants to make 30 mile round trips to climb a 2,000ft face on a 12k peak. They want the 14ers, which is fine......I get solitude here. :)
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby seano » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:17 am

Bob Burd wrote:Sean might have dislocated or broken a finger in the effort. It wasn't looking too good when we saw it back at the TH.

Peak bagging will continue, but blogging will be limited.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby seano » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:46 am

Bob Burd wrote:then Sean and Eric went north towards Muir Pass to climb Black Giant and then follow it to Black Divide.

Tom G. did as well.

Also, given more information about my 5th metacarpal, peaks will probably not be bagged for a little while. Sorry, folks...
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