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Quiz Time!

Postby Bob Burd » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:17 pm

I was out hiking along portions of the PCT the past few days and got to wondering - Hiking north, when's the last time in CA the PCT crosses:

13,000ft? - Forester Pass
12,000ft? - Pinchot Pass
11,000ft?
10,000ft?
9,000ft?
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:43 pm

Bob Burd wrote:I was out hiking along portions of the PCT the past few days and got to wondering - Hiking north, when's the last time in CA the PCT crosses:

13,000ft? - Forester Pass
12,000ft? - Pinchot Pass
11,000ft?
10,000ft?
9,000ft?



this is a trick question! "when" implies a time dimension. PCT can be crossed at any time

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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby norco17 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:14 pm

Steve1215 wrote:this is a trick question! "when" implies a time dimension. PCT can be crossed at any time

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Only if the trail grants you the permission to cross it. While not as picky as mountains trails must still grant their permission for one to pass.
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby Bob Burd » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:52 pm

goddamned English majors...

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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby norco17 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:18 am

12000 feet appears to be mather pass not pinchot
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby Scott M. » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:58 pm

Thinking the last 9000 point in CA was somewhere at about Dicks Pass. 10000 was coming out of Kennedy Canyon just south of Sonora Pass.11,000 would be just north of Donohue Pass.
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby Bob Burd » Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:19 pm

Scott M. wrote:Thinking the last 9000 point in CA was somewhere at about Dicks Pass. 10000 was coming out of Kennedy Canyon just south of Sonora Pass.11,000 would be just north of Donohue Pass.


Me thinks you are correct. At least that's what I came up with by perusing the maps the other night.

Ok, next:

What's the most difficult summit (by its easiest route) in CA that is both over 10,000ft in elevation and has at least 500ft of prominence?
The last qualifier will discount Castle Rock Spire, Thunderbolt, and Starlight. I have only a vague guess what the answer might be, btw. I'm curious what others might come up with...
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby boyblue » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:35 pm

Just off the top of my head... Clarence King?
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby seano » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:03 pm

Bob Burd wrote:What's the most difficult summit (by its easiest route) in CA that is both over 10,000ft in elevation and has at least 500ft of prominence?

Matthes Crest (5.6)?
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby Bob Burd » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:12 pm

Matthes Crest has only about 300ft of prominence. Clarence King (5.4) is possible, but it seems there could be others. I saw this one recently:
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which got me thinking about it. It may or may not be a difficult summit, but unfortunately I was too tired to go up and check it out that day. It's about a mile south of Tryon Peak near Highland Lakes. Anybody been up there?
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby seano » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:57 pm

I was just looking over at the crumbly, overhanging volcanic things near Emigrant Wilderness yesterday. If that's the same kind of rock, I wouldn't want to be the one to figure out how difficult it is.
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby Iron Hiker » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:13 pm

Bob Burd wrote:
Scott M. wrote:Thinking the last 9000 point in CA was somewhere at about Dicks Pass. 10000 was coming out of Kennedy Canyon just south of Sonora Pass.11,000 would be just north of Donohue Pass.

Me thinks you are correct. At least that's what I came up with by perusing the maps the other night.


The last 10,000-foot part of the PCT is actually just north of Sonora Pass, not south of it (it goes up to about 10,500' on the eastern slopes of Sonora Peak). Otherwise, the other answers are correct.....
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby Bob Burd » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:15 pm

Scott M. wrote:10000 was coming out of Kennedy Canyon just south of Sonora Pass.


Slight correction: the trail goes over 10,000ft a short distance north of Sonora Pass, while wrapping around the SE side of Sonora Peak.

As I was posting this, I noticed Iron Hiker got it in a few moments ahead of me...
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Re: Quiz Time!

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:44 pm

That prominence near Tryon is a fossilized brontosaurus turd....technically, it does not count on any list.
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