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avatar Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 08:01AM
Chick-on on top of Mt. Dana
- Chick-on
- Bench marker
- Dana Plateau
- Mono Lake



If you like this photo and haven't voted yet:

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,13623

(Chick-on summited Dana and lived... (Dana is not a dome))
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 08:03AM
For Len:



Chick-on kicked Marmot Butt:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmot

(looky at Marmot photo on right)

There were alot of Marmots up on Dana. Saw maybe 20. I think maybe they knew chick-on was coming.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 08:04AM
Saw a Bee up there too:

avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 12:50PM
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bill-e-g
Saw a Bee up there too:


You found some grey snow again. Sigh.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 01:25PM
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eeek
You found some grey snow again. Sigh.

tongue sticking out smiley

Looky the first picture. That plumage is nice and pink next to the white snow below.
And the marmots were nowhere in sight. Screeching off in horror...
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 02:34PM
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bill-e-g
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eeek
You found some grey snow again. Sigh.

tongue sticking out smiley

Looky the first picture. That plumage is nice and pink next to the white snow below.
And the marmots were nowhere in sight. Screeching off in horror...


HORRIFIC LAUGHTER.

[Gawd, have you ever seen anything that ugly?!]
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 02:47PM
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bill-e-g
Looky the first picture.

That's irrelevant. We're looking at the gray snow in this picture. Snow should not be shot on Zone V!
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 02:59PM
I am a caveman goat. I need that link again.
Zone IV?

I just pointy and shoot. If sky looks good... I'm fairly happy.
This was an "action" shot so... I gots what I gots...
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 03:05PM
Zone V is middle-gray, i.e. what a light meter reads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_system
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 02:56PM
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eeek
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bill-e-g
Saw a Bee up there too:


You found some grey snow again. Sigh.

avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 03:25PM
Mono Lake from above is so cool looking. That's probably the main reason I want to go to the top of Dana.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 03:28PM
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dqniel
Mono Lake from above is so cool looking. That's probably the main reason I want to go to the top of Dana.

I liked looking over the edge at the glacier even more.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 06:18PM
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eeek
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dqniel
Mono Lake from above is so cool looking. That's probably the main reason I want to go to the top of Dana.

I liked looking over the edge at the glacier even more.

Is that the view from the far left side of the mountain before you climb the last pitch to the peak?

If so, it was on the back side of this ledge where I took shelter from the wind, while staring at a view similar to the top of this thread (billy might have a picture of this view). However, being able to reach out and almost touch that crusty mass on the back of the mountain (it was only about 2 feet from my feet) was a dramatic moment in itself.

I spent most of today wondering who I was going to talk into going back up this mountain while the snow conditions are perfect (so I can glissade from the very tippy top)

Didja hear that, Mikey???
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 06:20PM
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Bee
Is that the view from the far left side of the mountain before you climb the last pitch to the peak?

Nope, it's the view from the top while leaning over the edge.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 07:13PM
Ok, Bee... while I waited impatiently for you 100 ft. up you could see it...
moraine and all...



And this friggin snow is white!
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 09:41PM
Yes! I remember this view quite well, but with more of the cornice cutting off the part of the view to the right. The view of Mono in the background and the frozen lake in the foreground was enough to stare at for a long time.

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 05:42PM
Nice work on lighting up the pic, dqniel!!!

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 05:44PM
It's still 13-9.

Grumpy Goat was gonna put up a pict of Lyell from Dana but now...
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 05:54PM
Put the picture up, Grumpy Goatie! (hey, yer just too busy with goatineering to fool with your pics)

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 05:57PM
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Bee
Put the picture up, Grumpy Goatie! (hey, yer just too busy with goatineering to fool with your pics)

Maybe he just doesn't want to get razzed about more gray snow?
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 08:38AM
All's I saw were Marmot butts as they were running in terror from Chick-on!

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 09:25AM
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bill-e-g
There were alot of Marmots up on Dana. Saw maybe 20. I think maybe they knew chick-on was coming.



Marmots know everything: they knew that you were CCW (Carrying Concealed Weirdo: Monsieur Nevada Chick-on. I bet that a lot of you didn't know Chick-on's first name.).

[Note: now you know how marmots sound when they are laughing hysterically.]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/2009 10:46AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 06:12PM
So do you use a blender when you mix a Marmotini?



Old Dude
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 06:18PM
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mrcondron
So do you use a blender when you mix a Marmotini?

You're just supposed to stir (no shaking please!).
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:04PM
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bill-e-g
For Len:



Chick-on kicked Marmot Butt:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmot

(looky at Marmot photo on right)

There were alot of Marmots up on Dana. Saw maybe 20. I think maybe they knew chick-on was coming.

All that natural beauty and someone has to bring a prop.

Found these two paranoid creatures on Sunday:

37.878529N, 119.289594W


avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:17PM
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Vince
All that natural beauty and someone has to bring a prop.

I am shaking my head.

Both at you and that picture.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:21PM
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bill-e-g
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Vince
All that natural beauty and someone has to bring a prop.

I am shaking my head.

Both at you and that picture.

I have no self-absorbing interest in Yosemite. It's there, and it'll be there next time I bother. I'm no fan of Yosemite in summer anymore.

Your later photos were much better...just photos of what we go to see when we get there.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:22PM
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Vince
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bill-e-g
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Vince
All that natural beauty and someone has to bring a prop.

I am shaking my head.

Both at you and that picture.

I have no self-absorbing interest in Yosemite. It's there, and it'll be there next time I bother. I'm no fan of Yosemite in summer anymore.

Your later photos were much better...just photos of what we go to see when we get there.

So you gave coordinates of Yosemite for what purpose?
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:24PM
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bill-e-g
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Vince
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bill-e-g
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Vince
All that natural beauty and someone has to bring a prop.

I am shaking my head.

Both at you and that picture.

I have no self-absorbing interest in Yosemite. It's there, and it'll be there next time I bother. I'm no fan of Yosemite in summer anymore.

Your later photos were much better...just photos of what we go to see when we get there.

So you gave coordinates of Yosemite for what purpose?

To show you where I took the photo. Sorry I had to explain giving GPS to a photo, no one's ever done that before.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:26PM
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Vince
To show you where I took the photo. Sorry I had to explain giving GPS to a photo, no one's ever done that before.

You make no sense.

Let me explain it to you.
You give a picture and give some GPS coordinates. Big deal.
Say you hate Yosemite but give coordinates in Yosemite.
Who's gonna look up coordinates for that? Probably noone except me... cause I'm cynical and suspect...
Why not just say I took the photo on Tioga Rd. below Mammoth Peak?

Don't respond. I'm done. You hate the chick-on. Whatever.
I'm not trying to make enemies of you.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2009 08:34PM by bill-e-g.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 09:20AM
Chick-on is completely immune to altitude sickness..rumor is that he summited BEE-fore Billy did.

Conditions near the Summit were unseasonably cold (without wind chill, somewhere in the 30's would be my guess) and very very cold prevailing wind froze your hands if you did not have gloves (good thingy goats have hooves) I made it to the far left ledge that allows for almost the same views as pictured above (about 700ft below the Dana Summit)(12,300ft) But, as usual, altitude sickness snatched away my breakfast, orienatation (wandering around a boulderfield for an hour is a hint, vomiting/dizziness/chills cinches the deal) and ability to continue, so all I was left with was common sense. However, I was high enough to traverse the face of Dana and take advantage of some of the best late-season Glissading in the universe...see above

Bee Cowboy



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/2009 09:29AM by Bee.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 09:55AM
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Bee
Chick-on is completely immune to altitude sickness..rumor is that he summited BEE-fore Billy did.

I assume that you could still hear the hysterical marmot laughter down where you were


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Bee
However, I was high enough to traverse the face of Dana and take advantage of some of the best late-season Glissading in the universe....

Try the north side of the pass between Roosevelt and Upper McCabe: still a year-round affair. (It's even more fun when you're doing it with a pack on... makes you wish that you could do the standing glissade.)
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 12:31PM
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Bee
But, as usual, altitude sickness snatched away my breakfast, orienatation (wandering around a boulderfield for an hour is a hint, vomiting/dizziness/chills cinches the deal Bee Cowboy

Water, Bee. Water, water, water---------makes the sickies go away.

Jim
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 12:46PM
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Bee
But, as usual, altitude sickness snatched away my breakfast, orienatation (wandering around a boulderfield for an hour is a hint, vomiting/dizziness/chills cinches the deal Bee Cowboy

Water, Bee. Water, water, water---------makes the sickies go away.

Jim

*Sigh*

As is always the case, I decended 1000ft and I was perfectly fine -- well enough that after glissading down the face of Dana, Billy and I almost jogged the whole way back to trail head -- it took us an hour.

While I am sure that water intake is not bad advice, in my case, a quick decent to 11,000ft rids all signs of the sickies, instantly.

PS., it was not my intention to decend the mountain without water + Gatorade, as I agree that extra liquids would be a plus, however, in the reverie of the glissade, I accidentally lost my supply. Luckily, the decent erased all signs of illness, and I was able to scramble the rest of the way and inhale a burger at Bucks's Meadow restaurant, fully recovered, and asking myself.."Did I REALLY feel THAT bad a few hours ago??"
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 06:25PM
Technically you can see part o the glacier in picture #1 ... and from where u were Bee.
But the Cornice didn't really allow us to looky directly over the edge.

And I'm photoshopping the Snow Yellow from now on!
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 06:31PM
Do not eat yellow snow!

Jim
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 07:08PM
Except during severe reaquafication needs.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 22, 2009 07:28PM
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tomdisco
Do not eat yellow snow!

Jim

avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 06:51AM
Ok. It's still 13-9 so no dice on the Lyell pix or wasting my time putting up a panorama picture
pointing out the features.

Here's the glissade op at Upper McCabe that Len was talking about though:
(you'll just have to pretend the snow is yellow)

Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 09:35AM
Dude. The voting ended. Your chick-on barely squawked by.

Does that mean we have put up with this bird for the entire summer?
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 01:02PM
Joe,

Only the entire summer? Little do you understand. bill-e-q is a year round guy. This will go on forever. Confused

Jim
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 01:40PM
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tomdisco
Joe,

Only the entire summer? Little do you understand. bill-e-g is a year round guy. This will go on forever. Confused

Jim

Wha!?!? I thought you were pro chick-on...
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 07:28PM
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bill-e-g
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tomdisco
Joe,

Only the entire summer? Little do you understand. bill-e-g is a year round guy. This will go on forever. Confused

Jim

Wha!?!? I thought you were pro chick-on...

Depends which poll I'm voting in. My chick-on fan club mentality is very fickle.

Jim
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 06:24PM
Joe "Spicoli" Schmo<

Didja vote to punt the Chick-on of the Dome??!??! Huh, huh, HUH???! C'mon, spill the beans!

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 06:53PM
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Bee
Joe "Spicoli" Schmo<

Didja vote to punt the Chick-on of the Dome??!??! Huh, huh, HUH???! C'mon, spill the beans!

Bee Cowboy



NO!

(Joe voted for the drop kick.)
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:58PM
I'm not trying to make enemies of anyone.

Props aren't needed. That's all I have said and that's all I will say. Just hike and be happy you made it where you wanted to go.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 08:59PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzz

Then don't post any more pictures of you in them.
You are just a prop.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 09:03PM
Whine whine whine...

I can post no photos at all. Why don't you start a new thread and have a poll.
If it wins then I won't post anymore pictures. And they can enjoy your
lovely bear videos and shooting can videos and deer pictures.
I'll go silently away.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 23, 2009 10:31PM
Just keep posting the pics, Billy. Some of us have not been there, but would really like to BEE there, and still want to know what it looks like. The chick-on is a trade-mark that says that this was YOUR picture in every much the same way people photograph themselves on peaks...or in front of campfires. It amazes me that anyone would care to comment if a little pink furry friend is in a picture. My gawd, people, there are soo many other things to be annoyed about, such as when your physiology fights you all the way where there are peaks to be had. Or when buddies who once climbed with you now use canes, and they only sigh when they see the pics...
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 24, 2009 05:19PM
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Bee
Just keep posting the pics, Billy. ..
Roger that. Do we have to b-e-g, Bill-e-g?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 24, 2009 04:30PM
Why should any of us care if he puts a prop in his photos or not? His prerogative. If he enjoys it then his goal is achieved. If he shares it with us and some of us enjoy it, then all the better. This isn't one of those snobby photo-critiquing forums, and I'm happy that it's not. No need for criticism of such trivial things at a place like this :\
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 24, 2009 07:26PM
Chick-on needs to pose on the top of Mt. Conness.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 24, 2009 07:47PM
Mt. Conness is on our list of Peakies!

Bee Cowboy
Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 11:55AM
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Bee
Mt. Conness is on our list of Peakies!

Oh, goodie!! That means we get to see Chick-on's beakie on all the peakies!
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 03:01PM
Chick-on has flown up:
- Smith
- Dana
- Half Dome
- Clouds Rest

He's got Volunteer in his sights next week...
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 03:39PM
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bill-e-g
Chick-on has flown up:
- Smith
- Dana
- Half Dome
- Clouds Rest

That's it?
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 03:48PM
O... you're right ... forgot these:
- Eagle Peak
- Mt. Watkins

(He's only been allowed to go on 6 of the trips this year)
(and he was too lazy to go up Mercur Pk)
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 03:54PM
So none of these?

Hoffmann
Starr King
Cathedral
Conness
Echo Peak
Gibbs
Matterhorn
Buena Vista
Unicorn
Post Peak
Ritter
Banner
Maclure
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:09PM
Ahem....

This is Chick-on's first year of going... Give the bird a break!

The handler has been up these (off the top of the noggin):
- Hoffman
- Piute
- Navaho
- Matterhorn
- Condon
- Mahan
- Tower
- Andrews
- Volunteer
- Mercur
- Starr King (2 south domes)
- Conness
- Granite
- Bueana Vista
- Cold
- Wildcat Pt.
- Matthes Crest (N. Saddle)

tongue sticking out smiley
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:13PM
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bill-e-g
Give the bird a break!

And give the bird a beak?
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:18PM
Chick-on also summited:
- Moraine Dome
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:23PM
Afraid to go near Marmot Dome?
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:27PM
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szalkowski
Afraid to go near Marmot Dome?

He'll never admit to it! Bear Head
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:30PM
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szalkowski
Afraid to go near Marmot Dome?

He'll never admit to it! Bear Head

ok.. The Handler needs to get a rock climbing book to learn these "unnamed" domes.

Chickon Boo mooned the Marmot Dome when he was on Pothole Dome last weekend.
The next day he kicked marmot butt ... I think those stinking marmots are now
headed to Marmot Butte in OR...
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:32PM
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bill-e-g
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szalkowski
Afraid to go near Marmot Dome?

He'll never admit to it! Bear Head

ok.. The Handler needs to get a rock climbing book to learn these "unnamed" domes.

Chickon Boo mooned the Marmot Dome when he was on Pothole Dome last weekend.
The next day he kicked marmot butt ... I think those stinking marmots are now
headed to Marmot Butte in OR...

Q.E.D.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:34PM
Afraid to go near Marmot Dome.

(Changed from a question to a statement.)
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:06PM
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bill-e-g
O... you're right ... :
- Eagle Peak

Hell of a climb from the Yosemite Creek trailhead!
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:24PM
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bill-e-g
O... you're right ... :
- Eagle Peak

Hell of a climb from the Yosemite Creek trailhead!

Don't hate the "Playa Chickon Boo", hate the game.

(It is over 10 miles)
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:27PM
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bill-e-g
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O... you're right ... :
- Eagle Peak

Hell of a climb from the Yosemite Creek trailhead!

Don't hate the "Playa Chickon Boo", hate the game.

(It is over 10 miles)

Sounds like Vincepadding to me.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:31PM
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szalkowski
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O... you're right ... :
- Eagle Peak

Hell of a climb from the Yosemite Creek trailhead!

Don't hate the "Playa Chickon Boo", hate the game.

(It is over 10 miles)

Sounds like Vincepadding to me.

Uh... No... you have to get out of the car.
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 03:58PM
how difficult/dangerous is it to summit Unicorn?
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:00PM
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dqniel
how difficult/dangerous is it to summit Unicorn?

It's class 4 if you take the "easy" route.

Found a picture of the summit:





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avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 04:09PM
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how difficult/dangerous is it to summit Unicorn?
It's class 4 if you take the "easy" route.

Reference:
http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=151228
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 05:26PM
Chick-on is waving the white flag...

I forgot these:
- Double Rock
- Slide Mtn.
- Forsyth Peak
- Tiltill Mtn.
- Hetch Hetchy Dome

So... yes, Chickon Boo has a few to do..
(gives me reason to go back)
(and piss off certain people)
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 06:14PM
BEEsides, I wanna go to all those peakies, too!

Dancing GIrl
avatar Re: Chick-on Mt. Dana
June 25, 2009 06:40PM
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