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avatar How to Avoid Solo Hiking
May 31, 2009 09:40AM
And guess where this is?
(It's not Yosemite)

avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
May 31, 2009 10:43AM
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bill-e-g
And guess where this is?
(It's not Yosemite)


Reminds me of Desolation Wilderness in the Tahoe area.
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
May 31, 2009 10:44AM
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y_p_w
Reminds me of Desolation Wilderness in the Tahoe area.

A valient guess but ... no... try again...
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
May 31, 2009 01:34PM
Given the angle of the sun this time of year as demonstrated in the photo, it is easy to estimate the latitude as clearly south of Yosemite. I would guess Pear Lake, Sequoia.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2009 01:35PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
May 31, 2009 02:09PM
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Frank Furter
Given the angle of the sun this time of year as demonstrated in the photo, it is easy to estimate the latitude as clearly south of Yosemite. I would guess Pear Lake, Sequoia.
Guess the slide rule did not take into account the Island in the lake.
(a good guess tho)
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 01, 2009 07:39PM
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bill-e-g
And guess where this is?
(It's not Yosemite)

We know:
that it is around 10,000 ft,
not in Yosemite,
within 100 miles of Pear Lake,
probably within 4-10 miles of trailhead (weekend access)

Charlotte Lake?
One of Rae Lakes?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 01, 2009 09:33PM
>that it is around 10,000 ft
Yes, I told you that

>not in Yosemite,
>within 100 miles of Pear Lake,
Gave you these

>probably within 4-10 miles of trailhead (weekend access)
I'll give you this: about 12 miles of goodness to the Lake

>Charlotte Lake?
>One of Rae Lakes?
I would classify these as wild guesses... bad wild guesses..

How about this angle? The lake is down yonder. I already mentioned the Island.


avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 01, 2009 09:50PM
What was the condition of the snow? Was it hard packed, or did you post hole?

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 01, 2009 10:01PM
Looks like snow has melted off southfacing hills so you are looking north or northwest. The granite gives it away: the crystalline structure of the granite appears consitent with that found in Kings Canyon.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 01, 2009 11:01PM
Frank,
Stop it!



Old Dude
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 04:59AM
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mrcondron
Frank,
Stop it!
Maybe I'm wrong about the boulders, I just took them for granted.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 01, 2009 11:13PM
I still want to know why that chicken smokes so many cigarettes on these trips.



Old Dude
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 06:41AM
You're not trying. You got those free Topos, you know the park, you know the distance,
there's not THAT many trails.

And leave Chick-On alone! He does NOT smoke! He just likes to take a nap afterwards:

avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 07:16AM
Granite, I am not taking it very seriously.
A nice name would be Gneiss Lake.
How about
Rock in the Middle Lake?
Asprin (assburn) Lake
Why-would-you-hike-this-far-in-spring Lake



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 07:38AM
I was actually planning to see more Volcanic or Moon-like rocks...
but said this was enough...
(I CAN only sit around and watch Coyotes run by for so long though)

Why so far? Cause I can ... someday I won't be able to...

Hope the photos are of some interest:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/Cop

I really wanted to go up Goat Crest and Goat Mountain but weather came
in and I did some stupid goat tricks and ripped my hand.
Next time...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2009 10:42AM by bill-e-g.
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 04:02PM
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bill-e-g
Why so far? Cause I can ... someday I won't be able to...

I really wanted to go up Goat Crest and Goat Mountain but weather came
in and I did some stupid goat tricks and ripped my hand.
Next time...



Let me get this straight. For a little weekend diversion you hiked with a 30-40 lb pack from about 5000 to 10000 ft elevation in 6-7 miles (800-1000 ft/mile) over snow, ice, and slush covered trails; slept overnight; and feel unfullfilled because you couldn't climb another peak and add 5-10 miles to the trip?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2009 04:08PM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 05:13PM
Yeah, That what he does. Sometimes I get to go and we keep it to oh 3000 feet and under ten miles.



Old Dude
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 09:25PM
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Frank Furter
Let me get this straight. For a little weekend diversion you hiked with a 30-40 lb pack from about 5000 to 10000 ft elevation in 6-7 miles (800-1000 ft/mile) over snow, ice, and slush covered trails; slept overnight; and feel unfullfilled because you couldn't climb another peak and add 5-10 miles to the trip?

It's about 5,000 to 10,300 in 8 miles... then you drop into Granite Basin...
And there wasn't any snow until 10,000 ft. It looks worse than what it really was... really...

Anyway, I didn't feel unfulfilled. Far from it. I would have stayed another night if I
could have summited those peaks and it wouldn't have been raining and thundering
and I didn't rip my hand up.

Goat Stop
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 09:34PM
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bill-e-g
It's about 5,000 to 10,300 in 8 miles...

Goat trail?
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 09:39PM
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eeek
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bill-e-g
It's about 5,000 to 10,300 in 8 miles...

Goat trail?

Kings. Len's Favorite. Copper Creek.
(did ya looky at the pictures)

The trail isn't that bad actually. It's a steady burn all the way for 8 miles.
Nearly the same inclination the entire way.
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 11:03PM
The specs sound like a good training hike for Whitney (the Mountaineers Route, which is what I want to take, is about a 1,000ft per mile -- 6 and 6)

Bee Cowboy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2009 11:04PM by Bee.
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 11:15PM
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Bee
The specs sound like a good training hike for Whitney (the Mountaineers Route, which is what I want to take, is about a 1,000ft per mile -- 6 and 6)

Bee Cowboy

Oooo... I got ALOT of good ones if you want training!
avatar Re: How to Avoid Solo Hiking
June 02, 2009 07:46AM
Bee, in answer to your question. The snow is pretty hard packed. You can walk on it now.
You don't post hole in much if any... You need to be careful to not go in to your junk by
not stepping close to boulders or downed trees. Do this a few times and you'll start to
figure out what to do. Even though it looks like there is huge amounts of snow the trail
was fairly easy to find (maybe 30-40% coverage). Snow cups I mentioned before and
they are the biggest pain to deal with. You should probably carry a GPS or know
exactly where you are so that you don't start walking over a creek or small pond that
has snow covering it. I wouldn't use any "snow bridges" this late.
And, of course, don't go alone.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2009 07:49AM by bill-e-g.
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