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avatar Snow Camping Pics
January 21, 2013 07:55PM
I'm recovering from shingles, and last weekend's Sierra night temperatures were much better than the previous weekend...so I wanted to camp on Devils Dance Floor. Along the way the rashes (which were on my left shoulder) started protesting the pack strap rubbing against them...so I camped on top of hill 7069 along the Tamarack Flat Road. Quite nice, but I must return and camp on the Dance Floor.

Pics...

I have no idea why Google/Picasa won't give me direct links to some of the pics in the set, but the link above works. Here's the campsite.



I hereby denounce GoogleBugz.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/21/2013 07:58PM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 21, 2013 08:02PM
Holy cow. How many peeps you got in that tent?

(It was HOT this past weekend compared to previous)
(didn't even bring a tent ... just bivy)

Tanks



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Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 21, 2013 08:11PM
How many people does that tent hold?
avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 21, 2013 08:20PM
Officially 3, which means its really 2, but I was there solo. Its my 4 season tent, pretty bomb-proof, didn't need that this weekend but I don't camp in winter with my 3 season tent.
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January 22, 2013 06:19PM
Just occurred to me...were you asking about the size of the tent, or the obvious trail to the tent? I pack down a path around the tent for a kitchen area and in case I have to pee in the middle of the night and don't want to put on showshoes. I also packed a path because there were interesting views at different points around the hill and I wanted to see them as the sun moved without putting on snowshoes. Which was pretty nice Saturday, because the night wasn't very cold at first and the moon was quite bright on that hill, so I could just wander around.
avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 23, 2013 07:35AM
I use a pee bottle. No need to get up. wink
*** disclaimer - as previous noted... had one slight mishap once...

It's good info for people who aren't used to snow camping. I have a four season
solo. .. well... even a 4 season 3 person (convertible they call it)... and I've used
those a few times in winter... just because I have the darn things. 3 season or
bivy or tarp or dig hole works a treat. (been snowed on many a times)
Anyway, I was slightly amused at the trip reports and bomber tent pix.
Tanks for Posting.



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avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 25, 2013 01:04PM
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chick-on
I use a pee bottle. No need to get up. wink
*** disclaimer - as previous noted... had one slight mishap once...

Slight??



Old Dude
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January 26, 2013 11:56AM
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chick-on
I use a pee bottle. No need to get up. wink
*** disclaimer - as previous noted... had one slight mishap once...

Slight??

I had to search the forum to see what this was about (2009...before I joined).

I think I'll stick with packing down a snow trail to a nearby tree.
avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 22, 2013 10:11PM
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ttilley

I hereby denounce GoogleBugz.


I'm starting to "degoogle" my life. I'm becoming very annoyed by how intrusive Google wants to be.

I've already swapped out my Android smartphone with a Windows 8 phone after I kept running into low in internal memory because Google insisted on installing more bloatware onto my Droid phone even though my smartphone running Android 2.2.3 couldn't even take advantage of the most of bloatware (i.e. Google PlayStore services).

Glad I made the switch. The Windows Phone 8 OS is superior, IMHO, to Google's Android OS as are many of the apps, especially those produced by Nokia.

Anyway, end of my Google rant.


Enjoyed your photos.

By the way, which TH did you use to reach the old Big Oak Flat Road (Tamarack Flat Road).

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avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 23, 2013 07:04AM
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plawrence
By the way, which TH did you use to reach the old Big Oak Flat Road (Tamarack Flat Road).
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The Tioga Road is open to the parking lot for the Tuolumne Grove (and plowed 1/4 mile beyond), I parked there and snowshoed.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/23/2013 07:05AM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 23, 2013 07:36AM
Did you take the old road? or the new road? or the short-cut? wink
(Here is where Old Doooooood should say something) (but he won't)



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avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 23, 2013 07:51AM
New road out, old road back.

Picasa's 'link to this photo' seems to be working now, so...

The "Fire Tower and Coast Range" picture was from the old road:



Clark Range from the campsite (this is what I wanted up there instead of the tent photo, but Picasa wouldn't show me the 'link' link):

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January 25, 2013 01:03PM
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chick-on
Did you take the old road? or the new road? or the short-cut? wink
(Here is where Old Doooooood should say something) (but he won't)

Yes he will. We did all three on that trip. It was a trap!



Old Dude
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January 25, 2013 03:16PM
I'm sure your mother told you that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
If you consult the map you will find I was just trying to save you some distance.
(mission accomplished)

(and I saved you 1.2 miles!)



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2013 03:20PM by chick-on.
avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 25, 2013 05:19PM
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chick-on
I'm sure your mother told you that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

Yes, but Einstein told me it's a geodesic and that's not aways a straight line.
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January 25, 2013 05:31PM
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chick-on
I'm sure your mother told you that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

Yes, but Einstein told me it's a geodesic and that's not aways a straight line.

I would dearly have loved to quote that Wikipedia definition on my first day of high school geometry class when the teacher drew a straight line on the blackboard, defining it as the shortest distance between two points. We all thought is was hilarious and that it was going to be any easy class!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/2013 05:32PM by tomdisco.
avatar Re: Snow Camping Pics
January 25, 2013 05:40PM
If you want to play that game then I saved him even more.

He'll probably say it was straight UP.



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January 26, 2013 12:07PM
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chick-on
If you want to play that game then I saved him even more.

He'll probably say it was straight UP.

Valley floor straight up to El Cap Dome; 3500'. Hiking up from Yosemite Falls trail about 7+ miles. Distance saved; about 7 miles. Obviously straight up is better as it is shorter.



Old Dude
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