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avatar Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 07:51AM
Did a lovely 4 day trip with the wifie. Thanks to this forum it dawned (not the
soap kind) on mwa that if we take Z bus up to Badger Pass we can hike
"down" to Happy Isles. Note to peeps wanting to put stuff in the bus
compartment... if you got more than you... then the other persons should
jump on the bus and snag some seats. We nearly missed the bus
after having been the second personages waiting at the stop. (I love people)
Anywho, hasn't snow a poo for a month now... so we ended up walking
GP road ... and then finally got to put snowshoes on on traverse of Illilouette Ridge.
Luckily few go that-a-way and we had the place to ourselves. Spent the night
up there:




Next day we go to Glacier Pt. the fun way:


And then down Panorama to Panny Pt. for lunch:
Much thanks to plawrence for the uSoft ICE link... LOVING this software!
Taking a bunch of photos and using this software is THE way to go
if you Panorama photos... blows away in-camera pannies.


And then ziggy over to near Starr King for the night:


Did I mention it was supa warm and gorgeous? Slept under the stars all 3 nights.
Out in the open (well.. in a sleeping bag). Only had to throw something over me on Tuesday morning
when it started to snow.

Third day we went up to Lost Valley and back... sleeping in LYV.
Well... after we went up "Panorama Mountain/Ridge":


Helmet Dome/Little Grizzly Falls/Bunnell Pt.:


The wife said she hoped it started to snow so she we could walk out in
falling snow... she got her wish:


Hope you enjoy. We did.

O... btw.. when got permit the ranger again told us to dig down thru the snow into the ground to go #2.
it was so warm with lots of bare soil... no need... (and I partook of the Nevada Falls outhouse anyway) smiling smiley

Have fun



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 08:13AM
Man, that's awesome! I need to get in better shape so I can do that kind of stuff. Not sure the wife would go for camping in the snow though...... we spent the weekend 'backpacking' at Pt Reyes and she was bundled up like crazy. Thanks so much for sharing not only this adventure, but all the other stuff you post.
Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 09:45AM
Beautious chick-on! What a great trip!




(P.S. That icey program...same as what is installed on the 'puter? I'm updating it as I write...ha, slow with the dialy-up...)
avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 09:48AM
Glad that you enjoy using the Microsoft panorama software. It's a pretty cool app.

And thanks for the photos too. By any chance, did you upload any of your panoramic photos to Microsoft's Photosynth website?

And if so, any public links?

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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 08:21PM
It's really neat... and incredibly easy. Need to do a better job of capturing more now.
Thanks.

Haven't put anything up publicly yet. Maybe next week... the weekend is nearly here already.
smiling smiley



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 10:32AM
UR one lucky chick-on. Thanks for posting.
Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 07:07PM
nice pano's. wouldnt mind a link to that software
avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 20, 2013 08:20PM
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ryanmj
nice pano's. wouldnt mind a link to that software
Look here:
http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,63274,63274#msg-63274

All credit goes to Peter



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 21, 2013 06:50AM
A little comparison shopping some may find interesting:

Nevada Footy Bridge:


Vernal Falls Overlook:


One very amusing little tidbit... on the 27th we busted our booties to get up to Nevada Falls and such...
and after the Silver Apron Bridge... after the wifie ate about a 10 pound snow load falling off of a oak
that was blocking the trail ... purty much I said... ok, we can just go up here and zig over to
Casa Nevada area and back on the "trail"... well... nearly 2 months later... the actual trail was free and
clear of any snow... and I looked where we went in December... and there's a zillion footprints in
the snow heading way off the trail... got a kick out of that... Lemmings... gotta love em
smiling smiley



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 21, 2013 11:48AM
avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 21, 2013 01:27PM
Quote
eeek
<top o da falls faux toe>
I like it. I like a lot.



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 21, 2013 10:48PM
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eeek
. . . snip . . .
1/31/13:

http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/sh-DSC_3776.JPG.html

Where was this taken? That's not an angle of Vernal I've ever seen before!?
avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 22, 2013 12:57AM
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qumqats
Where was this taken? That's not an angle of Vernal I've ever seen before!?
You're gonna kick urself when he tells you.



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 22, 2013 12:37PM
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qumqats

Where was this taken? That's not an angle of Vernal I've ever seen before!?

It's from right on the Mist Trail about here:


http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/cm-dsc_3771.jpg.html
avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 22, 2013 08:49PM
You're right, I'm kicking myself.

I was thinking it was higher and more to the north, as if on the north side of the river and upstream from the bridge, i.e. no where a trail.
Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 21, 2013 07:03AM
Enjoyed the report and pics! Keep em comin.
Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 21, 2013 05:36PM
Looks like a wonderful trip, even if we need more snow... Thanks for sharing!
avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 27, 2013 07:20AM
Here's Panorama Pt. from the trip

On Photosynth Website

Click it and it will be worth it.

Pretty darn kewl...



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 27, 2013 03:39PM
It is cool.

Thanks for posting the link!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/2013 03:40PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 28, 2013 07:46AM
Here's

Mt. Starr King area in Faux-Toe-Synth

Panorama Ridge in Faux-Toe-Synth

and

Little Grizzly Falls Area in Faux-Toe-Synth
(the wifie is sitting above to the left of the falls... zoom in... ) smiling smiley

Dang. I am seriously loving this.



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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 28, 2013 01:58PM
Glad your enjoying using the software.

It's very neat how much detail you can in in your panoramas. Those three that you posted are wonderful.

You probably hadn't thought about it until now, but on your next trip, you might want to see if you can take enough photos to create what some call 720º panoramas: a complete circle of of photos (both horizontally and vertically) like my photo of Horsetail Fall, El Capitan and Sentinel Rock: Photosynth.Net: 720º Panorama of El Capitan, Horsetail Fall & Sentinel Rock

(My photosynths have only a fraction of the incredible details of yours, since I'm just using my iPhone to take the photos. It's pretty awesome to see all the details of your panos through Photosynth.)

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avatar Re: Snow much for a Snowshoe Trip Trip
February 28, 2013 02:23PM
Of course I have thought of it... you showed me it in the first one you posted silly!
(thx again btw!)
(this is the same as those gigapixel thingies... only with a handheld... soooo coool!)
The issue has been the low angle of the sun ... so I skipped that section of the sky...
except for on the "Ring around the Watkins Tree" which I didn't expect to turn out.
Looked at a few on that site... and really liked how you got the entire sky...
Don't worry... I will do some more. Now really want to get back up Fairview to make one of these.
And Falls Ridge.. and... o boy...



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