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avatar I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 19, 2012 09:43PM


Really kewl place to go hike to and spend you umpteenth Wedding Anniversary.

Tanks.

Let's have another storm next year. That's two in a row.



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avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 19, 2012 09:51PM
We hiked in to Sentinel Beach to check out that 1974 TV show too.





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avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 02:15AM
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chick-on

We hiked in to Sentinel Beach to check out that 1974 TV show too.

So where's the bear??? wink
Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 05:55AM
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chick-on
We hiked in to Sentinel Beach to check out that 1974 TV show too.


Nice! I've never been there in Winter.

We were thinking of hoofing it throught the snow and storm to Cathedral Beach, but no one had gaiters and we were all already really wet.

Now I think we should have.
avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 07:43AM
Hmm... ok, I figured you'd get a kick out of the first one...
On Saturday my feet got wet due to the slush and huge puddles everywhere on
the valley trails. On Sunday when we went up to the base of Ribbon
my feet were dry and toasty the entire day. Up to 2 ft. of snow... but no water puddles...
easily spent an hour up there watching the ice falls... smiling smiley

It snowed really hard at times:


I kind of really liked this one:


the wife said it was just ok...
which leads me to the Renaissance Exhibit... for me... it was not very inspiring... not sure why...
the wife wasn't really impressed either... she said that it's too bad nearly every single thing was valley or just off the road

We stayed at The Lodge last year too... I must say... for the price I'd expect the heater to actually work... but we said
at least the power didn't go out this time.



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Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 08:47AM
Yes, this one wins.

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chick-on
I kind of really liked this one:

avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 22, 2012 08:51PM
I really like this one as well.
Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 07:49AM
That first pic would be my Christmas card! Bew-te-full!

(Yeah, I missed you...)
avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 10:41AM
I put a bunch more here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/ValleyMar1719_12

I hope you enjoy them. Very difficult for me to pick a set...

The Tunnel View shot is there from Monday. Always amazed at the amount of camera equipment there...



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avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 11:15AM
I'm so jealous. You can see Tunnel View so many times, but this is like seeing it for the first time again. Happy Anniversary.
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March 20, 2012 01:20PM
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yosemitejim
I'm so jealous. You can see Tunnel View so many times, but this is like seeing it for the first time again. Happy Anniversary.

Tanks. We were exteremely lucky.

And The Tunnel View took three attempts before getting to see it all... (take another look at the photo set... )
I also put a couple of the classic shot places in there too... Enjoy



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Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 11:50AM
A great place to spend an anniversary!

I hope you don't mind if I use one of these awesome pics for my background on my PC. grinning smiley

Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary!
Jealous in Texas
avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 20, 2012 01:21PM
Use them as you wish. I have no problem as long as you enjoy them and make as much money as I do off of them.
smiling smiley



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avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 22, 2012 03:59AM
very beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing
Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 22, 2012 05:36AM
Yeah, thanks. That's my new screen saver!!
Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 22, 2012 11:59AM
is that ribbon falls? how was the trek?
avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 22, 2012 09:33PM
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ryanmj
is that ribbon falls? how was the trek?

Yes. I did the trek in early February so I knew what we were getting into.
The climbers trail stays in the woods the entire time and is imho really
straightforward. With up to 2 ft. of snow it didn't make it any more difficult
really and actually made it quite a bit of fun. This was due to the fact
that it was all new snow. I'm certain this can be done pretty much anytime of the
year with a bit of gear selection. By straightforward I mean you just keep on
a going up and up... and eventually you'll run into the wall up there and adjust.
When I went in February I went right up the creek which I highly recommend.
We again got very lucky with the weather in that the sun came out when
we were up there and you could see the entire fall and all. So much so it
was actually almost too hot. We spent quite a bit of time watching the ice
fall,etc. Here's a video ... I should have taken a couple more.




The wife has never been up to Sierra Pt. but I figured that would be
a bit more dicey in the snow so we didn't even go up the JMT/Mist at all
on this trip.

I'd like to go up this when the fall is flowing nicely...

Have fun



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avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 23, 2012 12:04AM
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chick-on
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ryanmj
is that ribbon falls? how was the trek?

Yes. I did the trek in early February so I knew what we were getting into.
The climbers trail stays in the woods the entire time and is imho really
straightforward. With up to 2 ft. of snow it didn't make it any more difficult
really and actually made it quite a bit of fun. This was due to the fact
that it was all new snow.


Were there any other people tracks on the fresh snow before yours? If not, and you were hiking on virgin snow, I take it by your comments that the use trail was still easy to follow. Correct?


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chick-on



Nice video. Thanks for uploading it!
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Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 23, 2012 12:58AM
A great place to spend a special day.Thanks for the visuals.
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March 23, 2012 07:07AM
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plawrence
Were there any other people tracks on the fresh snow before yours?
If not, and you were hiking on virgin snow, I take it by your comments that the use trail was still easy to follow. Correct?
No and uh... sorry... the key comment you didn't quote was:
"By straightforward I mean you just keep on a going up and up... and eventually you'll run into the wall up there and adjust."

I only followed the trail once (in the 2 times been up there)... and it's non-trivial to keep track of ...
even with the zillion ducks/cairns you'll be searching... Add snow and you can probably fo-get-bout-it.

Although it may not look like it... it's pretty open within the forest there. Not a lot of shrub at all really... so the trek really
needs no trail. This is one the wife will go on again ... Indian Canyon is another story. She refuses to go up there ever again.
Mentioned it for the 19th time to her this trip... and she says "go ahead... I'll go in the room and read a book"

Here's another vid you may enjoy... Cascade Fall ... we hiked up there when we first got in the park:





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March 23, 2012 12:45PM
Enjoyed viewing the Cascade Fall video. Love it that your camera was able to capture the snow falling. Very picturesque.
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Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 23, 2012 09:19AM
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chick-on
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ryanmj
is that ribbon falls? how was the trek?

Yes. I did the trek in early February so I knew what we were getting into.
The climbers trail stays in the woods the entire time and is imho really
straightforward. With up to 2 ft. of snow it didn't make it any more difficult
really and actually made it quite a bit of fun. This was due to the fact
that it was all new snow. I'm certain this can be done pretty much anytime of the
year with a bit of gear selection. By straightforward I mean you just keep on
a going up and up... and eventually you'll run into the wall up there and adjust.
When I went in February I went right up the creek which I highly recommend.
We again got very lucky with the weather in that the sun came out when
we were up there and you could see the entire fall and all. So much so it
was actually almost too hot. We spent quite a bit of time watching the ice
fall,etc. Here's a video ... I should have taken a couple more.




The wife has never been up to Sierra Pt. but I figured that would be
a bit more dicey in the snow so we didn't even go up the JMT/Mist at all
on this trip.

I'd like to go up this when the fall is flowing nicely...

Have fun

Argh!!!! JEALOUS I AM!!
avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 23, 2012 10:39AM
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tanngrisnir3
Argh!!!! JEALOUS I AM!!

You only have yourself to blame... and for that... I thank you. (again)
(I thanked you before but maybe you didn't see it.)



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Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 24, 2012 02:05PM
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chick-on
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ryanmj
is that ribbon falls? how was the trek?

Yes. I did the trek in early February so I knew what we were getting into.
The climbers trail stays in the woods the entire time and is imho really
straightforward. With up to 2 ft. of snow it didn't make it any more difficult
really and actually made it quite a bit of fun. This was due to the fact
that it was all new snow. I'm certain this can be done pretty much anytime of the
year with a bit of gear selection. By straightforward I mean you just keep on
a going up and up... and eventually you'll run into the wall up there and adjust.
When I went in February I went right up the creek which I highly recommend.
We again got very lucky with the weather in that the sun came out when
we were up there and you could see the entire fall and all. So much so it
was actually almost too hot. We spent quite a bit of time watching the ice
fall,etc. Here's a video ... I should have taken a couple more.




The wife has never been up to Sierra Pt. but I figured that would be
a bit more dicey in the snow so we didn't even go up the JMT/Mist at all
on this trip.

I'd like to go up this when the fall is flowing nicely...

Have fun

cool video, think it will be dry by the time im up there again (july) can always cross my fingers for a rain storm
avatar Re: I wuz in da valley this weekend, did you miss me?
March 22, 2012 08:42PM
Beautiful Photos! Thaks for sharing.
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