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avatar Matthes Crest
June 20, 2010 08:18PM
This is especially for tomdisco.

Sat. June 19:
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 20, 2010 08:18PM
Another one further up the crest:

avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 20, 2010 08:20PM
Here's some sun cups... yum yum
(on way to Matthes Lake and beyond... )

(should be able to see my footprints... )

Re: Matthes Crest
June 20, 2010 10:00PM
Great Pics. That's just the beginning of the crest? Pretty impressive. Definitely going to scope it out when I'm there.
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 20, 2010 10:46PM
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bill-e-g
This is especially for tomdisco.

Sat. June 19:

Looks like there might bee a prehistoric Chick-on encased in granite (with only his comb showing)



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2010 10:47PM by Bee.
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 20, 2010 10:52PM
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Bee
Looks like there might bee a prehistoric Chick-on encased in granite (with only his comb showing)

Metamorphic Chick-on!
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 21, 2010 05:33AM
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bill-e-g
This is especially for tomdisco.

Sat. June 19:

Hey, he's sitting on my spot!

Seriously, what's the western slope climb up to the saddle like for average olde dude hikers as opposed to 15-20 mile/day middle aged billygoats? I'm thinking I may shed the pack part way up since I'm going back down the same way. At least snow cups will not be on the August agenda.
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 21, 2010 09:23AM
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tomdisco
Hey, he's sitting on my spot!

MINE!

Chickon Boo

Watts yur plan fur dat area? Camping at Upper? Lower?
Have you been to Lower?
Places right indexy finger on nose and answear dez questions and we answears backs.
(I got recommendations for you... if you got 1 day around dat area)

(btw. zero mosquitos... smiling smiley and best of all... zero marmuts! )



Picasa Pictures
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 21, 2010 11:40AM
Ok, here's one more. If you don't like I dunno what to do with you.
(actually Chick-on does but you won't like it)



(now I'm wondering what the Nelson Lake guys are gonna get)
(Saw footy prints near Echo Creek... so they made it that far... )
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 21, 2010 08:30PM
This peek-chure of the lake is really really nice. We are at my favorite time of year when it is getting warm during the day, but there is still snow (and the hordes of peeps have not gotten a clue, yet)

Goatie, post your route; I was looking at the map last night wondering which route you took.



The body betrays and the weather conspires, hopefully, not on the same day.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2010 08:32PM by Bee.
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 21, 2010 09:12PM
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Bee
... post your route; I was looking at the map last night wondering which route you took.

Here ya go:

avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 22, 2010 06:06AM
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chick-on
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tomdisco
Hey, he's sitting on my spot!

MINE!

Chickon Boo

Watts yur plan fur dat area? Camping at Upper? Lower?
Have you been to Lower?
Places right indexy finger on nose and answear dez questions and we answears backs.
(I got recommendations for you... if you got 1 day around dat area)

(btw. zero mosquitos... smiling smiley and best of all... zero marmuts! )

Already been to Lower on day trip last year. This year going over Pass, cutting off trail around Cathedral Fork, circling around southern base of Echo Peaks, climbing up to saddle on northwestern slope of Matthes Crest, coming back down same way eventually hooking up with the sharp turn on Cathedral Fork trail from Sunrise. Where I camp that first night depends on how much gas I still have in my tank. I would like to get down a little below the Dolly Domes. No time to linger in that area any longer.
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 22, 2010 06:33AM
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tomdisco
Already been to Lower on day trip last year. This year going over Pass, cutting off trail around Cathedral Fork, circling around southern base of Echo Peaks, climbing up to saddle on northwestern slope of Matthes Crest, coming back down same way eventually hooking up with the sharp turn on Cathedral Fork trail from Sunrise. Where I camp that first night depends on how much gas I still have in my tank. I would like to get down a little below the Dolly Domes. No time to linger in that area any longer.

ic. hmm... IMO if you wanna get to Dolly Domes on day 1 .. a great way is the way I went in the map above...
but instead of heading to Matthes Lake... head to Echo Lake and follow it down to the trail.
Hike up to Budd Lake and enjoy it for a bit... then head up towards Echo Peaks...
traverse down and over and you're on the crest...
The view from Echo Lake is super too... (I think I showed you that from April).
If you go back up to Cath Pass and take the trail the whole way... then you have a couple of climbs before
you start down towards Dolly.

Anyway, have fun whatever u do
avatar Re: Matthes Crest
June 21, 2010 11:54AM
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tomdisco
Hey, he's sitting on my spot!

Is that you, Sheldon?
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