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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:26 am

Takes too long!

SR 120
[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA & SIERRA NEVADA]
IS CLOSED FROM THE NORTH JCT OF SR 49 TO 6 MI WEST OF THE
YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK BOUNDARY (TUOLUMNE CO) - DUE TO A WILD FIRE
- A DETOUR IS AVAILABLE
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:16 pm

There is always sonora
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby tbaranski » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:33 pm

Good views this morning from Mt. Dana's summit.

A few gals from the forest service were out & about, throwing rocks over side trails/shortcuts to try and keep people on the main trail. There's also a sign at the bottom requesting people to do just that (stay on the main).

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:49 am

Some fun on Evolution Traverse. Car to Car in 27 hours...what a day that was.

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:11 pm

I somehow knew you would be out there doing this one!


Guess you will have to go back and do it again to get it under 24 hours ;)

In all seriousness, your time is pretty damn fast!!! Great work....

super jealous...
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:18 am

Daria wrote:I somehow knew you would be out there doing this one!


Not because I kept talking about it for the last 2 years I bet. :D

Daria wrote:Guess you will have to go back and do it again to get it under 24 hours ;)

In all seriousness, your time is pretty damn fast!!! Great work....

super jealous...


Thank god I was doing it with intention to c2c it rather than being fixated by finishing under some time frame. Now that I done it and know the route I know I can shave off a few hours since route finding will not be a problem. But after you know you can do something, it becomes less appealing. I might actually do it again with other people as a trip where I take several nights, I liked the climbing enough to go back. And you shouldn't be jealous, YOU LIVE RIGHT THERE! For you it would not be difficult to climb it, and in addition avoid a sleepless night prior to starting.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Deb » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:03 am

WINDY on Crystal Crag today! Climbed 3 routes, including a harder variation start to North Arete. It was fantastic to simul climb again and play with gear. :) Mammoth is wonderfully clear of smoke.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Daria » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:13 am

Thunderstorms (the 11am variety) are moving into the region starting tomorrow and NOT leaving. Putting a serious cramp on any peak conquests.

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:58 pm

Daria wrote:Thunderstorms (the 11am variety) are moving into the region starting tomorrow and NOT leaving. Putting a serious cramp on any peak conquests.

:evil:


Makes me happy. I am a bit injured and would hate to read about other people climbing something cool while I can't. :lol:
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Carbo » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:42 pm

Late update: Did Russell two weeks back in perfect conditions. The summit logs are full. Whoever goes there soon should bring a new book (Vitaliy that was your note on the canister?)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/101034219@N06/9628614349/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/101034219@N06/9628618631/
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:19 pm

Not sure what note you are talking about, but probably not. My last trip to Russell was in March 2012 I think.
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby tbaranski » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:40 am

Absolutely perfect conditions on Cloudripper this morning. No wind whatsoever, even on the summit. What luck. Didn't see anyone else around.

Up the gut:

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby Vitaliy M. » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:54 am

You posted photos from Cloudripper, but you forgot to post ones of Palisades...!
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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby tbaranski » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:32 pm

Oops, my apologies -- I'm not from around here.

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Re: Beautiful Sierra SUMMER conditions

Postby 2600fromatari » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:23 pm

Vitaliy M. wrote:You posted photos from Cloudripper, but you forgot to post ones of Palisades...!


Hands weren't steady, hence the wavy skyline.
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