Where have been hiding this beauty, Chad?
In my back pocket!
Actually it was the best of a really enjoyable 4 day Labor Day weekend. Managed to climb 9 peaks including Charybdis during the trip... it took me two weeks to recover!
Surrounded by giants- one of the hidden gems of the Sierra. When's the trip report, mrchad? :-)
Yeah... this remote area was on my to-do list for a long time. Ionian Basin met high expectations.
I don't know if I have time for a trip repost, but I suppose it's worth considering ;-) Actually I did get into some sketchy conditions coming down the east side of Mount Huxley, was too far to the north (I'd ascended the west). I was way too stubborn to climb up and after several progressively difficult moves with a full pack I ran into a dead end 20 feet above the talus. I actually considered throwing my pack down and jumping onto it... for far too long. More sketchy moves continued and body recovery was averted.
Yeah, those 'what ifs' can really slow down a mountaineers progress, but 20 feet does seem like a long drop even onto a soft pack.
I'll give you a 9/10 for this 'mini TR'. For a 10/10, I'll need to see more pictures. ;-)
In Greek mythology, Charybdis was once the daughter of Poseidon, assuming the form of a huge bladder of a creature whose face is all mouth and whose arms and legs are flippers ...
Hmmm, it all sounds Greek to me. Nice picture!
Well I didn't see Charybdis, Poseidon, or even a mermaid. I'd have offered her some Mountain House, but I struck out.
Too bad I missed out on that trip.
Very remote feeling there too. Gotta like an area where even the largest lakes are unnamed!
What a fine back country shot Chad!
Thank you Noondueler. Being in the right place at the right time with a point and shoot works wonders. It helps to be exposed to the backcountry a lot too!
It's a wonderful composition. Well done!
A stormy afternoon paid out... I love the bad weather when it is brief. Thanks gimpilator!
Thanks so much Alberto. It was a great trip too!
I regret I never made this trip! I'd think this is one of the most remote areas in the Sierra high country--along with Kaweah Basin.
I agree. Beautiful spot and dozens of unnamed lakes in every direction!