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dadndave - Jun 7, 2011 11:12 pm - Voted 10/10


Nice bit of writing there, Moosie. I wuz expecting a recipe when I saw that cave though!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 7, 2011 11:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet!

hehehe... I suppose I could have fried up the spam I had brought along...

Thanks, Graham!

Big Benn

Big Benn - Jun 8, 2011 4:13 am - Voted 10/10


Almost lost for words Moosey!

What a trip. What a girl!

And a great and very well written trip report. You sure put a lot of effort into both the trip and finding the words and photos to share it with us. Many thanks.


PS. I think Graham was more thinking along the lines of something with a sheep in his recipe! LOL!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 8, 2011 8:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks, Bryan! I got passed up by a fisherman on my way out, and he asked, "Did you have fun?" I had to pause and think for a second, but it was a resounding, YES!!

Hehe... you boys and your sheep... ;-)


MoapaPk - Jun 8, 2011 8:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Doors song

I thought this TR would be about the Doors song, "Riders on the Storm."

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 8, 2011 11:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Doors song

Cheez, Harlan, that the best you got? Get off those pain killers!


MoapaPk - Jun 9, 2011 12:52 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Doors song

...Killer on the loose...
...her brain is squirmin' like a grouse...
...let this bird come in,...
...she will peck you in the shin...
...Killer on the loose...

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 9, 2011 8:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Doors song



madeintahoe - Jun 11, 2011 12:32 am - Voted 10/10

So Lucky to see

Laura...Just got done reading and had to log in to post here. I have missed your reports and this one again took me away for a short time! I always sense your enjoyment and passion for being out there with your words! It must be a totally different feel being out there with the snow..I can just imagine how beautiful it was to see that part of the Sierra covered in snow! How nice you had a few nights in the safety of that granite overhang and the Muir Hut! Marmots and Pikas are still cozy under all that snow..Thank you sharing...lovely report and pictures!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 11, 2011 12:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: So Lucky to see

Thanks so much, Anita! Great to hear from you. Keep an eye here and on my blog for more adventures! And yes, being back in the EVO Basin, my favorite place in the Sierra, was especially amazing with all the snow. What an honor to be sure!


RickF - Jun 11, 2011 5:41 pm - Voted 10/10

I'll have some more please

Very inspiring and motivating. Your writing got me feeling the intensity of the experience. When I got to the end of your TR I found myself wishing there was more to read. I guess I'll have to get my own behind out there.

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 11, 2011 10:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I'll have some more please

Thanks so much for the kind words, Rick! Funny, I felt I had cut the story a little short but I didn't want to be accused of long-windedness (as is usually the case!). Really glad you enjoyed the story!


noahs213 - Jun 13, 2011 8:26 pm - Hasn't voted


Seirra's have gotten alot of snow this year haven't they? Planning on heading there for some rock at the end of July. Hopefully snow won't be a hinderence!

Thanks for the trip report. Great pictures and well written!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 13, 2011 8:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

Indeed! To be able to make a trip like this in almost June was pretty incredible. Appreciate the comments and support!


hamik - Jun 14, 2011 3:50 am - Voted 10/10



I remember first reading about your exploits when I was a freshman in college (over four years ago now!). Since then, I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed reading about your progressively more technical and diverse exploits. I had my own first mountaineering trip on Whitney 4.5 years ago in late December, so in some ways it's felt like we've been growing and getting more experienced in parallel. Hopefully I'll run into you in the Sierra at some point! I think I may have seen you at the Portal after I came down from Russell last summer, but I was so bleh and tired that I just went to sleep.

Great write-up =D

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 14, 2011 6:54 am - Hasn't voted

Re: ll

Thanks, Hamik! I've seen your name everywhere as well: you skied the High Route this year, yes? Let me know when you head up this way! Thanks for reading and the support, and if you'd like, let's get after something (I'd say this summer but looks like you're a year-round person, too!). All the best, L

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jun 17, 2011 5:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Ridin' the Storm Out

This TR is as good as the REO Speedwagon song. Nice reading!

Thanks for sharing it Laura!


Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 17, 2011 6:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ridin' the Storm Out

Great catch, Boriss! Glad you liked it!

Sierra Ledge Rat

Sierra Ledge Rat - Jun 18, 2011 8:48 am - Voted 10/10

Never resist

I say that you should never resist the Siren's call of the Evolution Basin. Nice little trip. I did it the other way 'round back about 20 years ago - when I was your age!

Princess Buttercup

Princess Buttercup - Jun 19, 2011 8:50 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Never resist

Thanks, SLR! I agree: I've headed back to EVO every year since my first trip there in '08 (I know, I haven't been doing this for very long), but the biggest thrill this time was having the entire place to myself!

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