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Re: Olmsted Pt.

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avatar Olmsted Pt.
April 24, 2011 09:21PM
Saturday:





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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 24, 2011 09:38PM
That's not much more than a foot of snow on this side of that display.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/24/2011 09:39PM by Dave.
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 11:43AM
How about here?



or here:





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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 11:58AM
Nice!...glad to see that you made it out to the point...and a couple of questions for the bird...
when will you have all of the trip pictures on picassa, and
I am heading up tomorrow for a few days of valley scrambles, including the diving board. Was checking out your 2009 pictures...I assume that I will need snowshoes to get to the diving board...what do you think?
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 04:11PM
a) Thanks for that Bench Marker! ... found it no problemo
(still sitting on your HD Spring/Pipe photo... smiling smiley I'll find it! )
b) I put of photos bunch here (never all) (take too many) :
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/OlmstedPt
I haven't annotated them yet though...
c) Diving Board... nice. Love that. Um... well, exhibit a:

All the south facing stuff will be snow free, guaranteed... i.e. nearly everything after Lost Lake.
The problem may be from wherever you jump off the trail in "LYV Area" to Lost Lake.
There's not a huge amount of snow but when it gets warm you can posthole up the ying yang.
Enough has probably melted by now that you can work your way around most.

It's not always a simple yes/no on account you can have 10 ft. of snow and walk away no problem
but when it gets to be much less and soft, it can be a nightmare. Just an example, we took the JMT/High Trail
to Merced Lake and we didn't put snowshoes on until coming down into Echo Valley... and then
on the way out we just decided to wear them out the entire way. Much of trail along the
Merced was snow free but we'd do the old on/off b/c the snow was terrible.

WWCD? Chick-on would leave the snowshoes in the car.

Have fun



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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 10:12AM
How you like the dive-on board?



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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 05:01PM
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chick-on
How about here?



If you look closely, you can barely identify where Chick-on was tunneling underneath the snow.
Unfortunately, he became misoriented and took a hard left directly into the rock outcropping (just past the flora).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/25/2011 05:03PM by szalkowski.
Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 04:08PM
THANKS SO MUCH, CHICK-ON! LOVE ALL YOUR PIX! GOING CRAZY TO GET THERE THIS YEAR - SUCH A LOOONG WINTER! SO NICE TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW IN THE HIGH COUNTRY - HELPS TO UNDERSTAND WHY IT TAKES SO LONG TO OPEN UP!
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 04:11PM
YOU ARE WELCOME! GLAD YOU LIKE!
wink



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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 04:16PM
O, and bummer couldn't get a view from Olmsted. O well. One of those deals where
if would have not gone the sky would have opened up and it would have been gorgeous out
after heading back down.
It was another trip where 30% chance o precip turned into 100% chance of snowing all day.
At least was smart enough to bring the tent. Would have been as frustrated as
The Old Dude opening a Child Proof container in my Bivy for that long.
Chick-on is looking at you!



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 06:06PM
I resemble that remark.



Old Dude
Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 05:41PM
Thanks for posting, Chick-on. Great pics !
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 09:48PM
Here's one all you Half Dome lovers will like.

I drew in the trail up the Subdome.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011


(I have the same shot w/o snow... so that's how I know) wink



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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 25, 2011 09:57PM
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chick-on
Here's one all you Half Dome lovers will like.

I drew in the trail up the Subdome.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011


(I have the same shot w/o snow... so that's how I know) wink

Looks like slabs of snow are just waiting for a footstep to start falling.
Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 27, 2011 05:26AM
I was in Tenaya Canyon in front of the sub-dome when it shed it's load of snow one year. At first we thought an earthquake was happening then all kinds of snow and huge rock shot over the cliff to the left, looking up, of the sub-dome. We were on a granite slab just below the avalanche and were scared to death, totally forgot to pull out the camera. Later I looked across the canyon from the Snow Creek trail and figured we weren't in any danger but man we were on a high all day from that.
Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 08:50AM
That chick-on travels everywhere. If I didn't know any better, there are probably a dozen of them traveling with different "people."
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 10:01AM
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jackolive
That chick-on travels everywhere. If I didn't know any better, there are probably a dozen of them traveling with different "people."

Der only one of me.

Billy looked for a replacement but I cannot be replaced!



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Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 12:15PM
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 04:12PM
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chick-on
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jackolive
That chick-on travels everywhere. If I didn't know any better, there are probably a dozen of them traveling with different "people."

Der only one of me.

Billy looked for a replacement but I cannot be replaced!

You're safe. Until they start allowing zeeba neighba on the trails Larry is too hard to feed.
Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 05:42PM
zeeba neighba?
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 06:31PM
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 07:17PM
I dunno. I've heard rumblings about taking Larry only.

Still pissed about this summit last year that I was left behind on:




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avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
April 30, 2011 07:18PM
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chick-on
Still pissed about this summit last year that I was left behind on

How did that happen?
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 01, 2011 02:09AM
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eeek
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chick-on
Still pissed about this summit last year that I was left behind on

How did that happen?
Chick-on with all trappings takes a lot of pack space. "He" rarely flies anywhere. I've only seen "him" in the air once.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 01, 2011 11:50AM
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chick-on
I dunno. I've heard rumblings about taking Larry only.

Still pissed about this summit last year that I was left behind on:

Quit yer complaning. How many times you been in that neck of the woods before?
Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 06, 2011 01:10AM
cute :-)
Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 06, 2011 03:01PM
Chick-on and Larry should mate. What will the youngins look like/
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 06, 2011 06:57PM
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GreatRafter
Chick-on and Larry should mate. What will the youngins look like/

Rumor has it that Chick-on is of the male persuasion. Larry is male for sure.



Old Dude
Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 08, 2011 11:21PM
They could adopt :-).
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 09, 2011 06:47AM
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GreatRafter
They could adopt :-).
We adopt dis guy. We half to kick him out though.
Turns out he uses that schnoz to suck all the fillin outta the Twinkies.
Not cool.





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Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 09, 2011 12:37AM
We first need to see them on trips together.
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 09, 2011 06:40AM
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kingeorge
We first need to see them on trips together.

We been on a few:




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Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 09, 2011 09:19AM
Haha. I want to see a picture of the photographer too!
avatar Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 09, 2011 09:59AM
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DanPJ
Haha. I want to see a picture of the photographer too!

Re: Olmsted Pt.
May 09, 2011 02:42PM
Bowing to his greatnessHA HA! GOOD ONE, CHICK-ON! Bowing to his greatness
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