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Mt Ritter last weekend

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avatar Mt Ritter last weekend
June 03, 2013 06:30AM
I went up Shadow Creek/Ediza Lake last weekend and ended up hiking Mt Ritter. I was only planning on heading up to Ritter Pass, but I got bored, don't follow my tracks. Mosquitoes are starting to come out. Snow conditions are nice, melting fast.

I put up 66 pictures here, should give you an idea of what conditions are like:
http://www.qitnl.com/v/060113/
Slideshow

Ritter Pass from Ediza Lake:


Mt Ritter


Ritter Pinnacle


Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake


Thousand Island Lake
avatar Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 03, 2013 07:42AM
Nice pictures, that's a great area.

Looks like Thousand Island's (9700') iceout is farther along than Ediza's (9300').



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/03/2013 07:42AM by ttilley.
avatar Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 03, 2013 08:07AM
Gorgeous! It reminds me of the book "Missing in the Minarets" about Walter Starr Jr, which I thought was a good read. Thanks for the photos.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/03/2013 08:10AM by JasonS.
Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 11, 2013 03:18PM
Great stuff! Love that area! Thanks!
avatar Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 03, 2013 08:09AM
Excellent...wish I was there!...I loved the fact that your ornithology is at the same level as mine....the picture of the bird...labeled "bird" smiling smiley Descriptive enough for me!

I also wondered if you were going with the G-rated version of the name of the peak in slide #8..."Two Tears"? My map shows it as "Two Teats"
Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 09, 2013 08:40AM
Quote
Bearproof
the picture of the bird...labeled "bird"

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gray-crowned_Rosy-Finch/id maybe?
avatar Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 03, 2013 08:53PM
Wow! Just Wow!

Great photos Joe! Saw the slide show, you took some amazing shots. All that snow made me feel like it was still winter. wink

Thanks for posting the link to all the photos. It looks like it was an amazing trip.

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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 03, 2013 09:08PM
nice shots, i heard they named a salad dressing after that lake
Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 04, 2013 11:50AM
Thanks for the photos. Climbing Lyell next weekend so the current conditions update is helpful. And they were beautiful too of course.
avatar Re: Mt Ritter last weekend
June 11, 2013 03:05PM
Great stuff. Cool to see Cecile Lake from above, instead of from the shoreline.
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