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avatar Taking Back The Dome
October 30, 2011 08:48PM
Been meaning to get up here and remove the Vermin Riff Raff.
Done.

Please enjoy Marmut Free Dome


Quite a simple trek up. Def. gonna check it out v. early next year as soon as road opens.



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avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
October 30, 2011 09:15PM
Fairview or the subdome under it?
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October 31, 2011 07:15AM
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QITNL
Fairview or the subdome under it?

It's "The Dome Formerly Known as Marmut Dome"
(Marmot Dome)

Did enough climbing on this trip... so lazed out...
Next year want to visit a whole lotta more of these.



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avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
October 31, 2011 02:14PM
Silly me, I did not know the name of that feature.

Photo by "Minerals" found here:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1270035



From left to right: Marmot Dome, Whale’s Back (below), Razor Back (above), Fairview Dome, Cathedral Peak, and Eichorn Pinnacle
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
October 31, 2011 09:14PM
Here's the domes from TM:





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avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
October 31, 2011 09:17PM
And another angle with Hoffmann and Tuolumne Peak to right of Fairview:





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Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 02, 2011 09:42PM
In which direction is "MariposaTuolumne" Dome?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2011 09:42PM by Ohnivy-Drak.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 03, 2011 07:04AM
This direction:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,48319,48380#msg-48380

(It's hidden by Fairview)
(In other words... you can't see Medlicott... so you can't see... )



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avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 03, 2011 05:51PM
You may be interested in this:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,45762,45873#msg-45873

There is also a link below provided by eeeeeeek to closedcontour.
I kinda gave up asking for more b/c it seemed I was the only turkey excited about it.

There's a nice view of Doda and Daff from a small pullout along Tioga. I'll post a pict.
of Doda and the erratic atop it... eeek asked about that.
(this statement is related to the thread above)



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Re: Taking Back The Dome
October 31, 2011 09:06PM
Is that Tuolumne Meadows behind Chick-On?
And behind Chick-On, at the 2 o'clock position, is that Lembert Dome?
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
October 31, 2011 09:08PM
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herosemblem

Is that Tuolumne Meadows behind Chick-On?
And behind Chick-On, at the 2 o'clock position, is that Lembert Dome?

Yes and Yes.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
October 31, 2011 09:15PM
Here's a slightly different angle. Many have been up Pothole... there it is, right in the left foreground
along with the road.





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Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 02, 2011 09:34PM
Very cool. No bench marker on there either, huh? Is there an official online registry that tells us which peaks/summits have markers on them?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/02/2011 09:35PM by Ohnivy-Drak.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 03, 2011 07:08AM
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Ohnivy-Drak
Very cool. No bench marker on there either, huh? Is there an official online registry that tells us which peaks/summits have markers on them?

I no answer that here for you?
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,44982,45009#msg-45009

And I add stuff here when I get to new ones (was quite disappointed in that not a single boundary marker I did find on Kuna Crest area border) sad smiley )
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,44982,46809#msg-46809



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Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 03, 2011 08:32AM
Did you skirt around and come up the back side? Looks steep on the road side.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 03, 2011 02:42PM
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hotrod4x5
Did you skirt around and come up the back side? Looks steep on the road side.

Park at Pothole Dome parking area (or just east of there) and do this:




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Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 19, 2011 08:11AM
Took a look at this route on Thursday...too much snow/ice...north facing slope and all. But I'll be heading up there next year.

So I took my first (!) hike up Pothole Dome. Why I had never been up there yet...I don't know.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 19, 2011 01:55PM
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hikerchick395

So I took my first (!) hike up Pothole Dome. Why I had never been up there yet...I don't know.


Looks too puny – unimpressive – from the road, perhaps?
Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 28, 2011 07:08PM
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hikerchick395

So I took my first (!) hike up Pothole Dome. Why I had never been up there yet...I don't know.


Looks too puny – unimpressive – from the road, perhaps?

That was my exact thinking. "Bleah, it's only a couple hundred feet or so above the road. How good could the views possibly be?" Went up there for the first time this year, and was stunned.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 20, 2011 08:12AM
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hikerchick395
Took a look at this route on Thursday...too much snow/ice...north facing slope and all. But I'll be heading up there next year.

So I took my first (!) hike up Pothole Dome. Why I had never been up there yet...I don't know.

With only a foot o snow you can just stay in the trees... and it's safe. Of course you post hole thru early snow so maybe
not your cup o tea. wink Anywho, yeah... Pothole Dome is SOOO underrated. It doesn't look like it would have
such great views from there.... but ... well.. you know.

Have fun
Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 20, 2011 09:52AM
I walked straight up the south side of Pothole, but went down the easier slope on the east to check it out. It is a hike that my increasingly slacker family can manage. With surprising views.

(In September, they sent me off to hike by myself, while they held down the fort at camp, and I was only going to Elizabeth Lake!)



Last year, on Nov 17th, I walked east up from Olmstead Point. Don't know if that is a named dome. A bit more snow last year. Again gained some good views.


Is there a trail from Pothole Dome back to the campground, along the river?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/2011 09:55AM by hikerchick395.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 21, 2011 07:50AM
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hikerchick395
Last year, on Nov 17th, I walked east up from Olmstead Point. Don't know if that is a named dome. A bit more snow last year. Again gained some good views.
East? If really east then that would be the BM 8664. I've never heard of a name for it.
And that is a steep going from Olmsted.
The one north of Olmsted, tann showed some pix from there recently.
For the east one... I showed some pix from there here:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,45714,45729#msg-45729
or
simply

From here just fabulous views... it's on my list to get my booty up there next year
and spend some time... and watch them do some blasting....

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hikerchick395
Is there a trail from Pothole Dome back to the campground, along the river?
Not that I know of.
Re: Taking Back The Dome
November 21, 2011 09:16AM
Yes, of course it was north. I'm thinking alongside east/westbound 120, which heads NE at that point. So I just walked up higher and higher until the granite started dropping off in the direction of Tenaya Lake. Good tele view of Conness, even Sawtooth Ridge.

Ha, any blasting would be right below...



Yes, that is a beautiful view from 8664
Re: Taking Back The Dome
December 15, 2011 09:44AM
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
December 15, 2011 11:50AM
Love the shape of those lenticular clouds. Thanks for sharing.
Re: Taking Back The Dome
January 04, 2012 06:23PM




Made it to Varmint aka Marmot Dome today. smiling smiley
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
January 04, 2012 08:44PM
Congratulations! It's a great view up there.
avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
January 05, 2012 10:10AM
Awesome. Tanks for Sharon

And a Happy New Year

Got Snow?



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avatar Re: Taking Back The Dome
January 08, 2012 03:49PM
IMO the view from Marmut is purty kewl... great view of TM.
Was going to try getting up Fairview on way back Sat...
and then say you got leap-frogged... and now you have to go up
Lamb to continue the process...
but instead ended up Dozier, Medlicott, and Mariuolumne.
Here's Mariuolumne from the unnamed domage just east of
Medlicott:

Me Likey Domes!




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Re: Taking Back The Dome
January 10, 2012 05:35PM
Me too. Especially on that Cathedral granite. I scrambled a few steps up Fairview...enough...being alone and all...

Hopefully will get in another drive up there before the road closes. Heck, maybe, (but hopefully not,) 120 will be open for our rez in the valley in February.
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