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avatar New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 07:34PM
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July 19, 2009 07:45PM
Pink bird in the mountains. We had, for a few years, among the egrets flocking in southern montana, a flamingo (presumably from a zoo) that was nicknamed "Pink Floyd".



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avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 07:56PM
When and where was this taken?
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July 19, 2009 07:59PM
Yesterday. You need to guess the peak (It should be easy) (there is a huge hint in the picture).
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July 19, 2009 08:08PM
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bill-e-g
Yesterday. You need to guess the peak (It should be easy) (there is a huge hint in the picture).

How high was the peak? (I have an idea)
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 08:19PM
High. You'll have to guess. Cmon... it is soooo easy.
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 08:26PM
Would the color of the rock be a big clue?
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July 19, 2009 08:32PM
Yer not gonna give any hints (the problem is that these "ridgelines" like Cock's comb etc., start all looking alike when viewed from different angles. From Clouds rest, I could point out Red Peak and Mt. Clark, no problem. But then echo peaks start looking like cocks comb/ unicorn cluster...Sigh..I dont want you to give it away outright, but I need to know that I am at least looking in the right area Confused
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:01PM
Hoffman?
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:04PM
Aw man... you guys suck.

Is Hoffman redish coloured?
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:11PM
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bill-e-g
Aw man... you guys suck.

Is Hoffman redish coloured?

My first guess was Red Peak, hence the quote "would the COLOR of the ROCK be a giveaway...
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:12PM
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Bee
My first guess was Red Peak, hence the quote "would the COLOR of the ROCK be a giveaway...

I don't think that's a day hike.
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:14PM
Well then guess it.

The first picture has:
Red Peak Pass
Ottoway Peak
Merced Peak and Glacier (but not THE glacier... my bad)
Triple Divide Peak

You can really see the Clark Range cresty.

The second picture.. that is Gray Peak

Now start working on the zoom shots
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:25PM
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bill-e-g
Well then guess it.

The first picture has:
Red Peak Pass
Ottoway Peak
Merced Peak and Glacier (but not THE glacier... my bad)
Triple Divide Peak

You can really see the Clark Range cresty.

The second picture.. that is Gray Peak

Now start working on the zoom shots

Okay -- dont give the answer...I have my mappy out so tht I can pin the direction that you are looking from.. I DID get that Clark was in the pic, but it looks like you are HIGHER than clark which should eliminate quite a few selections..
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:27PM
Clark isn't in the picture. You can't see Clark from there. (Gray is in the way)
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July 19, 2009 09:29PM
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bill-e-g
Clark isn't in the picture. You can't see Clark from there. (Gray is in the way)

You sure you can see Clark from Turlock?
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:34PM
Sigh. Actually you can just see it peeking out to the right of Gray.

And quit goofing around. There will be a quiz!
Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 08:23PM
I love those photos
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 08:27PM
No where on earth did I put that stir stick?
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July 19, 2009 08:33PM
Check out this one:


Then look here and clicky forward. 10x Zoom from the peak. Try naming some of the features.
Have fun

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/TempJunk#5360372690240551938
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 08:36PM
Mizz Bee... the first picture has a very prominent peak and feature.
It has historical significance I believe. (and hint hint... its that white stuff)
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 08:41PM


The one on the right?
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 08:44PM
eeek... way off...

although I'm wrong about the "historical" significance..
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 22, 2009 07:36AM
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bill-e-g
although I'm wrong about the "historical" significance..

Ok. I need to uncorrect this.
The Merced Glacier/Snowfield does have historical significance.
It is the glacier that Muir "discovered" in 1871.
There's a good write-up on it in Shaffer's Yosemite National Park book.
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 09:28PM
On second view. You can barely seek Clark peeking up behind Gray in the second picture.
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July 19, 2009 09:42PM
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bill-e-g
On second view. You can barely seek Clark peeking up behind Gray in the second picture.

Are you looking at a NE view from your peak?
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July 19, 2009 09:53PM
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Bee
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bill-e-g
On second view. You can barely seek Clark peeking up behind Gray in the second picture.

Are you looking at a NE view from your peak?

Second one is almost due N.
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July 19, 2009 10:01PM
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bill-e-g
On second view. You can barely seek Clark peeking up behind Gray in the second picture.

Are you looking at a NE view from your peak?

Second one is almost due N.

Is that Star King that I see in one of the thread pics?
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July 19, 2009 10:09PM
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Bee
Is that Star King that I see in one of the thread pics?

Yes



Remember this is from the top of Red Peak.

You can also see Yosemite Falls from up there.

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/TempJunk#5360404786974326146

(use the zoomy feature for more fun)
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 10:21PM
AHHHH.. the source of one of my false starts: the view IS from Red Peak, but that was only for that pic? I KNOW what area you were in; I have it narrowed, but my problem is that in order for Clark dangle at that angle, you have to be 10K+. I am using the Yosemite Park mappy that they hand out at the gate, in the morn, I can fish out my N'tl Geographic mappy. I might bee missing a possible peak. It looks like you were in the lower South bowels of the Park.
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 10:30PM
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Bee
AHHHH.. the source of one of my false starts: the view IS from Red Peak, but that was only for that pic? I KNOW what area you were in; I have it narrowed, but my problem is that in order for Clark dangle at that angle, you have to be 10K+. I am using the Yosemite Park mappy that they hand out at the gate, in the morn, I can fish out my N'tl Geographic mappy. I might bee missing a possible peak. It looks like you were in the lower South bowels of the Park.

McFly! I already said that all the photos I showed you are from the top of Red Peak.
10x Zoom.
(and yes, Starr King) (and, yes, it's a shame about his statue) (bs politics) (pisses me off)

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/TempJunk#5360364855746939154

following 8 photos all from the same location
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 10:33PM
Mt. Starr King
Starr King Lake
Starr King Meadow

All worth visiting IMO

btw. there are a large number of spectacular domes around that area
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 19, 2009 10:23PM
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Bee
Is that Star King that I see in one of the thread pics?

Yes



There is no mountain named Star King in Yosemite:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Starr_King
[Depressing item of note: Thomas Starr King's statue in the National Statuary Hall was recently replaced by that of 'Ronnie the Village Idiot.']



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/19/2009 10:25PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 20, 2009 07:37AM
If you want to see any other photos let me know.
I also visited Grayling Lake and Lake 10,425.
As you go up to Red Peak you get great views of Lower Ottoway which
you cannot see from the Pass.
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 20, 2009 08:22AM
Billy, I am a little confusedConfused: WAS the mystery peak Red Peak? or was that just for the photos on the link? If it was Red Peak all along, that was my FIRST guess early on when I asked if "the color of the rock was significant" (posted before all the wrong guessing)(the red color=Red Peak)

Post the other pics AND your route (by the day, so I can see what you covered in a day)

Bee Cowboy
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 20, 2009 03:28PM
Both the photos above were from the top of Red Peak. (I think I'm repeating myself)

As requested... here are some more photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/RedPeak09

The first 2 are the GPS tracks. (use the zoom tool)
Day 1: SJ->Mono Meadow TH->Lower Ottoway->Campy
Day 2: Lower Ottoway->Red Peak Pass->Red Peak->Lake 10,425->Grayling Lake->Red/Gray/Clark Creek->Campy
Day 3: Campy->Mono Meadow TH->SJ

Did you find Cathedral, Matthes Crest, Dolly Domes, Tressider, Echo Peaks etc. on those zoom shots?

GPG
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July 20, 2009 06:43PM
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bill-e-g
Both the photos above were from the top of Red Peak. (I think I'm repeating myself)

As requested... here are some more photos:

http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeyser/RedPeak09

The first 2 are the GPS tracks. (use the zoom tool)
Day 1: SJ->Mono Meadow TH->Lower Ottoway->Campy
Day 2: Lower Ottoway->Red Peak Pass->Red Peak->Lake 10,425->Grayling Lake->Red/Gray/Clark Creek->Campy
Day 3: Campy->Mono Meadow TH->SJ

Did you find Cathedral, Matthes Crest, Dolly Domes, Tressider, Echo Peaks etc. on those zoom shots?

GPG


Grand PooBah Goatie: yer not hearing me -- I was on track with the correct answer BEFORE you gave it up! Lookie post # 7 YES, I was sure that I was on track with the reddish color AND I did see echo peaks and Tressidor and Cathedral (at that point I was sure that you were in the SSW quadrant)...but but..when you did not confirm my "red clue" I went off track....so I want my PASSING GRADE!!!!!

QB
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 20, 2009 09:03PM
He only looks that way because of the WHITE snow!

Bee. Yes, you were on the right track and you had the answer. But you didn't SAY the answer.
I think ... no, I know... at one point you wanted the elevation. (11,699)
Still gotta give you a Billy grade.

check this out:
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12854860

read the last few paragraphs abouts bees and goats ... har har
and the comments...

here's the first one. (and no... I didn't write it!)
"The great thing about chickens as pets is that if they ever get out of line... They taste like chicken."
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 20, 2009 08:14PM
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bill-e-g


You really should start putting some sunblock lotion on that poor thing.
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July 20, 2009 08:15PM
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You really should start putting some sunblock lotion on that poor thing.

Maybe chick-ons cook faster without sunblock?
Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 21, 2009 03:53PM
Bill has interesting taste in hiking partners....
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July 21, 2009 07:49PM
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AlmostThere
Bill has interesting taste in hiking partners....

The Chick-on is just the beginning. Grinning Devil
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 21, 2009 08:21PM
Hey!



Old Dude
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July 21, 2009 08:51PM
I resemble that remark!! (Actually, the Goat Wisperer is the only one who has it together in Billy's Goat Pack.) The rest of us can also be known as the Three Dunderheads (GW probably has other names for uus when we are goofing off until sundown on a Sunday)
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July 21, 2009 08:52PM
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Bee
GW probably has other names for us

Which you probably shouldn't post here.
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July 21, 2009 09:40PM
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July 21, 2009 10:37PM
Nice shot of Mt Clark (from thread) was that a morning shot? What's the story with Clark -- is it a hike up or a technical peak?
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July 21, 2009 10:48PM
Clark has a number of class 4 routes. No class 3. All from east.
Gray has class 2/3 route.
Red has class 2 route.
Merced has class 2 route.
avatar Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 21, 2009 10:52PM
The closeup of Clark was taken at right aroud 8pm.
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July 22, 2010 06:51PM
Endangered species?
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July 22, 2010 07:12PM
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eeek
Endangered species?


Obtuse variety of cuckoo?
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July 22, 2010 08:34PM
Degendered species actually.



Old Dude
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July 23, 2010 06:53AM
You gotta know eeek is bored if he's rumaging through last year's posts. yawning smiley
Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 25, 2010 06:23PM
OMG I opened this thinking it was legit. You got me! Pounding head on desk
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July 25, 2010 06:25PM
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hotrod4x5
OMG I opened this thinking it was legit. You got me! Pounding head on desk

Did you see what those birds can do?





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2010 06:26PM by eeek.
Re: New Species of Bird Discovered on Remote Sierra Peak
July 26, 2010 07:20AM
Simply amazing. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
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