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Postby Augie Medina » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:10 pm

Los Angeles basin, Oct. 16, 2009. It is very warm today and there must be a mild Santa Ana condition because the San Gabriel Mountains sparkle in clarity with a purple hue. As a day dream, I went for a hike on my favorite trail up there and had a spirit-lifting outing. Alas, in reality, those mountains are off limits right now and much of the terrain is charred from the big August-September fire. At least I have memories as a way to participate in the spirit of this thread.
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Postby Andinistaloco » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:18 pm

I put antibiotic ointment on the worst of my injuries from the previous day and biked about a mile down the road to get lunch.
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Postby cp0915 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:32 pm

I'm not sure if this belongs here, or in the Obsessed thread. But here goes...

A couple years back, I got on this kick to climb every named summit in the county where I live. This is no trivial task, as the county is sprawling, much of it remote and difficult to access, and these peaks number in the hundreds.

About two months (and 60 peaks) into this project of mine, I found myself driving 30 miles one afternoon after work to bag one of the peaks on the list. Fortunately, good dirt roads allowed me to drive across the open desert to within 1/4 mile of the base of the thing. I then walked 20 feet of uphill to stand on the highpoint. This damn named peak had a whopping 20 feet of prominence. Then and there I lost all interest in my project.

Clearly I didn't learn any lessons though. I'm still trying to tick off every peak that can be seen from the town I live in. There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of them. Ridiculous.
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Postby Guyzo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:43 pm

Got SHUTDOWN on 5.6 yesterday. :cry: :cry:

dam....

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Everytime I think about it :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

I don't wish to keep on living :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

sniff :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

WTF????? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

This is true :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

really :wink: :shock: :? :( :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby The Chief » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:06 pm

Get your ass up here and get shut down on some .10 plus's/.11's.
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Postby JHH60 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:12 pm

Hiked up Montara Mountain in Pacifica yesterday with the family. It was foggy above 1000' which made the trail up really cool (literally and figuratively). The kids had fun, and even our 8 yr old girl who insists she hates hiking was happy and never whined once!

PS I admit - boasting that the 8 yr old didn't whine is spraying a little...
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Postby Guyzo » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:55 pm

The Chief wrote:Get your ass up here and get shut down on some .10 plus's/.11's.


Chief...

at least you can be proud .10/.11/.12 will shut down most folks, but 5.6 im'm mm :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :oops: :oops: :cry:
can't talk now, to overwelmed :cry: :cry:
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Postby The Chief » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:40 pm

knoback wrote:
The Chief wrote:Get your ass up here and get shut down on some .10 plus's/.11's.

If at first you don't suceed, up the ante!


My point EXACTLY!

Hell.. I had my ass handed to me by a .10b last weekend in the Gorge. Even more humbling was when this gal that weighed no more than 100lbs, rolled right in behind me and ran up the moves that kicked my ass, like a butterfly in a field of daisies.

Shit happens. Good days and Bad days. Just move onto another route.

5.6-5.11 whatever. They are just climbs....
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Postby cp0915 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:49 pm

While driving home from Death Valley yesterday, I stopped to bag Cinder Hill. Although few have heard of it, Cinder Hill holds special significance. To my knowledge, it is the lowest named summit in the Western Hemisphere. Yes, I bagged a peak whose summit lies at 55 feet below sea level. Beat that. :)

Edit: Son of a gun! I just learned there are three named peaks in the Western Hemisphere that are lower than Cinder Hill!
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Postby The Chief » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:50 pm

cp0915 wrote:While driving home from Death Valley yesterday, I stopped to bag Cinder Hill. Although few have heard of it, Cinder Hill holds special significance. To my knowledge, it is the lowest named summit in the Western Hemisphere. Yes, I bagged a peak whose summit lies at 55 feet below sea level. Beat that. :)


That's just low end dumpster diving dude. No big deal.....
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Postby cp0915 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:52 pm

The Chief wrote:
cp0915 wrote:While driving home from Death Valley yesterday, I stopped to bag Cinder Hill. Although few have heard of it, Cinder Hill holds special significance. To my knowledge, it is the lowest named summit in the Western Hemisphere. Yes, I bagged a peak whose summit lies at 55 feet below sea level. Beat that. :)


That's just low end dumpster diving dude. No big deal.....


Haa! Isn't that the point?
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Postby brianhughes » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:44 pm

Yolo County Road 53 (un-maintained !!). Total 90 minutes car-to-car. Had to turn back halfway up, late for lunch date.
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