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avatar Where Izzit?
July 12, 2009 09:34PM




The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 12, 2009 10:18PM
Nice photo.

smiling smiley

Here's the same thing... different view.
I really like this photo on account the Goat Whisperer is in the photo.

avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 12, 2009 11:09PM
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bill-e-g

I really like this photo on account the Goat Whisperer is in the photo.

Is she the 1/16mm speck on the trail, underneath the second to last clump of green???

Busy Bee
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 12:09AM
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Bee
Is she the 1/16mm speck on the trail, underneath the second to last clump of green???

Looks like the last speck of love from my ex.
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 06:25AM
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/TempJunk#5357809304575295266

Click on the zoom icon. She's wearing a blue shirt. Magnified / orig size she stands out.
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 06:30AM
Here?





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 06:33AM
Yes. I'm on the trail too btw.
I hope you went up here too... there's an interesting feature "on" the trail that you don't see often.
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 06:39AM
Ahh heck... here it is:
(I hiked back down to get this shot in case there is some confusion)

avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 06:42AM
Do you have any pics of the "Gap"?

(aside, to self: Upstaged again by the goat!)



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 07:18AM
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Frank Furter
(aside, to self: Upstaged again by the goat!)

No no no...!

Your photo is much nicer than mine.
(I took the same angle of the dangle and the colour in yours is
much nicer)

I told you that you should go up to the gap....

I put some here of the "gap" area and a little beyond...

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/SEKI#
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 07:51AM
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bill-e-g
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Frank Furter
(aside, to self: Upstaged again by the goat!)

No no no...!



I told you that you should go up to the gap....

No worries. I can appreciate yours as it is clearly better. You have clouds, better color, diversity and better compositon. I still keep putting the digital camera up to my face, thinking I am looking through a view finder. Hard on the nose.

Yes, you said to go to the gap, but didn't tell me HOW to make my legs take me there (legs had other ideas). My handler was actually interested in the trail above the lake mentioned in another thread. Upon further research (later), it sounds like the construction of this trail was very involved and a major engineering project over the Gap.

BTW, on the trail below the original picture, we saw a photo shoot in progress. Quite a way to bring the equipment. Climbing in this area is like a mini-expedition (17 miles from trailhead).



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 08:00AM
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Frank Furter
My handler was actually interested in the trail above the lake mentioned in another thread. Upon further research (later), it sounds like the construction of this trail was very involved and a major engineering project over the Gap.

(see photo(s) above)
tongue sticking out smiley

The only other tunnel I can think of is in Glacier NP... and that
trail was closed when we were there due to Grizz's.
(thus my constant irritation at black bear hysteria)
(i.e. there shouldn't be any)
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 08:08AM
The following book has some historic photos of construction of the trail:
Sequoia National Park (Images of America: Cal…(Paperback)
by Ward Eldredge

It mentions "Hamilton Gorge" (another name for Kaweah Gap?) and it sounds like there was a bridge constructed over that. Correct??



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 08:28AM
Beyond Big Hamilton Lake, there is nowhere to go but up! The climb begins with a series of sweeping switchbacks across the bluffs to the north of the lake, before turning east towards the sheer-walled avalanche chute known as Hamilton Gorge. In 1932, Park Service engineers erected a steel suspension bridge across the Gorge, but in the winter of 1937, a massive avalanche tore the bridge from its moorings and swept its twisted wreckage down to the shores of Big Hamilton Lake. You can still see the bridge's concrete foundations and a few scrap metal remains, but the trail now uses a ledge and tunnel that were blasted by the Civilian Conservation Corps the next summer.
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 08:35AM
Here's some photos for you.
I added captions. Click forward. There are a few...

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/SEKI#5357967951865463554
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 08:41AM
Sweet. Explains why no bridge mentioned on the map.
For anyone else reading this discussion:

I assume the "heart shaped" lake with the small divot or peninsula is Precipice Lake?





The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 08:50AM
Huh?

Precipice is quite round.... as shown in your map.
I added more captions. Maybe you are talking about the lake in Nine Lakes Basin?
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 08:57AM
Izzin't that where I had cramps for about a half hour?



Old Dude
avatar Re: Where Izzit?
July 13, 2009 09:02AM
Ah-ha! Yes.

Precipice is appropriately named!



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