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Re: Watkins Scenery

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Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 04:03PM



Stop at 0:25. Below Clouds Rest summit ridge: doesn't that section of the wall look like Dr. Zaius (Planet of the Apes)?

Zaius Wall?

:-D
avatar Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 04:33PM
Yes, with the shadows it does!
Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 04:57PM
What about @ 0:19? Not enough of a beak I guess, but paint that section pink and it nearly becomes that unusual creature. Perhaps when in a state of bliss.
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August 16, 2011 05:21PM
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Ohnivy-Drak
What about @ 0:19? Not enough of a beak I guess, but paint that section pink and it nearly becomes that unusual creature. Perhaps when in a state of bliss.


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avatar Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 05:38PM
At 00:12, it looks like a stone-faced cougar is taking a sip of water from the Pywiack Cascades!

Mountain Lion



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/16/2011 05:39PM by plawrence.
Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 05:17PM
Does the trail from top of snow creek to tenya lake take you across the top of did you guys find your own way?
Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 05:41PM
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ryanmj
Does the trail from top of snow creek to tenya lake take you across the top, or did you guys find your own way?

We actually started off @ Olmsted Pt. Didn't go down that staircase, but instead headed west from the parking lot. Lost the trail/ducks after a short while, so sort of manufactured our own way. Headed south to Hidden Lake, then bushwhacked WSW down to eventually find the trail again. You have to go a bit off trail to get to Watkins.
avatar Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 05:45PM
They're actually on the dome east of Watkins. I guess wherever called this the NE Ridge of Watkins.
You can see Watkins at the end of the vid.

To "fully" enjoy either "dome" you need to get off the trail quite a bit.



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Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 07:03PM
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chick-on
They're actually on the dome east of Watkins. I guess wherever called this the NE Ridge of Watkins.
You can see Watkins at the end of the vid.

To "fully" enjoy either "dome" you need to get off the trail quite a bit.

Well, off the trail maybe, but don't try to scare people. It's just open meadow and granite. Nothing at all steep. The official trail from Olmstead Point crosses the saddle just behind Mt. Watkins. The cross country ski trail from the quarry comes down to the same saddle. From that saddle, you just walk up the hill to Watkins summit.

If you've ever taken the trail past the top of El Capitan, and wandered on the spur trail towards the edge of the face...it's like that. Except a bit uphill.
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August 16, 2011 09:17PM
I wasn't trying to scare anyone. Was I?

It's simple xcountry. 1.5 miles on Watkins proper to the edge. (250 ft. up, nearly 1K ft. down)
East Dome is about 1 mile to the edge.

Quarry to Watkins is a true gem. Didn't even know about the ski markers till took the
wifey thataway in 2008.

The curved tree up there is supa kewl:







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August 17, 2011 12:48PM
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chick-on
I wasn't trying to scare anyone. Was I?

It's simple xcountry. 1.5 miles on Watkins proper to the edge. (250 ft. up, nearly 1K ft. down)
East Dome is about 1 mile to the edge.

Quarry to Watkins is a true gem. Didn't even know about the ski markers till took the
wifey thataway in 2008.

The curved tree up there is supa kewl:

LOVE that tree! Any one know exactly what type it is? Here it is just prior to sunrise, Sept. 2008:
avatar Re: Watkins Scenery
August 17, 2011 05:18PM
w/o the tree here:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?1,7271

Looking for the full rainbow one now...



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August 17, 2011 05:21PM
Only had link to it:



Loved your Monkey Shot
tongue sticking out smiley



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Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 07:09PM
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chick-on
They're actually on the dome east of Watkins. I guess wherever called this the NE Ridge of Watkins.
You can see Watkins at the end of the vid.

To "fully" enjoy either "dome" you need to get off the trail quite a bit.

watkins pinnicle is west and lower elevation that mt.watkins correct?
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August 16, 2011 09:25PM
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ryanmj
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chick-on
They're actually on the dome east of Watkins. I guess wherever called this the NE Ridge of Watkins.
You can see Watkins at the end of the vid.

To "fully" enjoy either "dome" you need to get off the trail quite a bit.

watkins pinnicle is west and lower elevation that mt.watkins correct?

Yes





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avatar Re: Watkins Scenery
August 16, 2011 10:52PM
Looking up at the face of Mt Watkins and the Pinnicles from partway up Tenaya Canyon.





avatar Re: Watkins Scenery
August 17, 2011 06:49AM
Berry nice. Love the first one with the shadow of Eastern Quarter Dome.
I need to dew dat canyon!



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/17/2011 06:50AM by chick-on.
Re: Watkins Scenery
August 17, 2011 07:21AM
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chick-on
Berry nice. Love the first one with the shadow of Eastern Quarter Dome.
I need to dew dat canyon!

I talked to an employee that was going to do it the 2nd week in August, he said that the water was still very high. When I asked if they planned on rappeling or down climbing he said they were going to "jump".
avatar Re: Watkins Scenery
August 28, 2011 10:33AM
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ryanmj
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chick-on
Berry nice. Love the first one with the shadow of Eastern Quarter Dome.
I need to dew dat canyon!

I talked to an employee that was going to do it the 2nd week in August, he said that the water was still very high. When I asked if they planned on rappeling or down climbing he said they were going to "jump".

Having just been there... my response would now be:
"uh sure..." followed by a laugh and then just walk away



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