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avatar Tanks Basil
June 17, 2013 08:01AM
Yesterday smiling smiley



(Rafferty enters Evelyn lower also... and the stuff below here.... think "Mini Cherry Creek Canyon" )



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Re: Tanks Basil
June 17, 2013 09:24AM
Sweet! Yeah, we followed the creek a bit past here and saw lots of slabby granite goodness, but eventually hopped on the trail since we were running out of day and needed to scoot. Did you find any signs of the old trail?
avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 17, 2013 12:18PM
No signs of a trail. No biggie. It was a great route.
Did see a bunny though. smiling smiley

It was a Good Hair Day:


Slept here:


Here's a synth just for you:
Echo Meadow View

Was gonna post this for Dragonboy as "Mt. Florence" smiling smiley


Slept here 2nd night... after getting back on trail near Vog pass.. and then going over Parson Plateau:


Took too many photos... too many synths... too many 3Ds... No way gonna get thru them (still haven't even done Watkins ones) by next.

Have fun ... that'll have to do for a TR

Bugs weren't too bad... none at Ireland... snow was pathetic... gonna be one heck of a dry summer

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Re: Tanks Basil
June 17, 2013 02:32PM
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(still haven't even done Watkins ones)

I was wondering about that... I was thinking maybe the memory card for that trip melted in the heat (along with all the snow in the High Sierra, it seems...) or was blown away by the helicopters :-(
avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 17, 2013 09:00PM
Here's one... def. worth checking out ....


The other location def. worth it is that you may not have seen pix of is
the little spur between Watins and Yasoo ... ok... for you... computing....



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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 17, 2013 09:12PM
Half a Dome a way:


Yasoo a Dome a way:


smiling smiley



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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 01:26AM
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Bugs weren't too bad... none at Ireland... snow was pathetic... gonna be one heck of a dry summer

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So how cold were the mornings up there?

The bugs shouldn't have been too bad since the frosty nights should have killed most of them.

This past weekend I stayed at the Tuolumne Meadows CG. Early morning temps: Saturday: 34ºF, Sunday: 31ºF, Monday (a relatively mild) 43ºF.

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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 01:54AM
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chick-on

Took too many photos... too many synths... too many 3Ds... No way gonna get thru them (still haven't even done Watkins ones) by next.


Get an iPhone (or a Windows Phone). Creating a Photosynth is a lot faster with one of those phones (though not as high a resolution as the ones you do). wink

By the way, here's a link to the photosynth I took on top of Mount Watkins this past Saturday (June 17): Mount Watkins Photosynth (720º panorama)

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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 07:23AM
You're not on the Top of Mount Watkins. tongue sticking out smiley

(ewe no u deserve that)

Wife has iPhoney.... so I did try that..

But... iPhone can't do this:
Cockscomb-Matthes Gullies
(zoom in and look in the snow and you can see my feet prints)

Matthes Crest 20x
(zoom in and find the peeps)

Cath Peak 20x
(zoom in and find the peeps)

Here's my "Top" of Watkins one from 2 weekends ago:
Watkins Pinn View

Enjoy
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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 08:53AM
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chick-on
You're not on the Top of Mount Watkins. tongue sticking out smiley

(ewe no u deserve that)

I had a feeling you were going to call me on that (not being on the very top of Mt. Watkins), but I liked the view better where I took my shot. tongue sticking out smiley

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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 08:57AM
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chick-on

Wife has iPhoney.... so I did try that..

But... iPhone can't do this:
Cockscomb-Matthes Gullies
(zoom in and look in the snow and you can see my feet prints)

Matthes Crest 20x
(zoom in and find the peeps)

Cath Peak 20x
(zoom in and find the peeps)

Here's my "Top" of Watkins one from 2 weekends ago:
Watkins Pinn View

Enjoy
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I know, that's one thing that I enjoy so much in viewing your photosynths — the incredible details one sees when one zooms into the image. It's just amazing.

And thanks for posting these, I did enjoy viewing them. smiling smiley

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Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 06:06PM
You can tell why most people rappel off Matthes after reaching the summit from the south... those three gendarmes on the right look quite a bit harder. That's what we did when we climbed it, if you rap after the south summit it's only 5.4-ish.
Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 06:02PM
Cool view of Ireland... still haven't made it over there. Other than day trips to climb Cathedral & Matthes that whole area west of Vogelsang and east of Sunrise remains unexplored for me... gotta remedy that sometime soon.
avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 19, 2013 08:24AM
The "problem" always is simply... you go and see for yourself... and you see so much to explore...
and the list doesn't get shorter... it just keeps getting longer...



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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 19, 2013 09:35AM
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The "problem" always is simply... you go and see for yourself... and you see so much to explore...
and the list doesn't get shorter... it just keeps getting longer...

Yep, already got the next two year's annual trips sort of planned. Of course, what I see this year will mess that all up. The list. The list. The list. My wife said, "I thought you told me you were not doing any more cross country trips to Yosemite because it was too expensive and you felt it would be money better spent on trips we could do together in the East?" Did I really once say that? Shoot me. The memory is the first to go. The list. The list. The list. It calls to me.Backpacker
Re: Tanks Basil
June 18, 2013 07:15PM
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chick-on
Slept here 2nd night... after getting back on trail near Vog pass.. and then going over Parson Plateau:

Wow, there was about the same amount of snow two years ago in early September:



It's going to be a dry year...
avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 19, 2013 08:25AM
Crazy how dry and dusty the trail in Lyell heading to the TM HSC was already.
Ca-ra-zeee....



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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 19, 2013 11:35AM
A few 3Ds can be found here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/Parsons

And did another synth of Vog Pass:
Clicky here

Have fun out der



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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 19, 2013 12:00PM
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A few 3Ds can be found here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/yosemite.chick.on/Parsons

Thanks for the link!

I've found how incredible and lifelike some of these 3D photos are, especially after you wait and let the Picasa website load up the the highest resolution photo for the maximum zoom (this doesn't happen initially when one clicks on the zoom button). Panning through at maximum zoom, photos like the 3D photo of Emeric Lake are simply astonishingly amazing in how lifelike they appear to be.

You did a really good job on these!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2013 05:58PM by plawrence.
avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 19, 2013 05:19PM
One more...
Doubt many have touched this lake... smiling smiley




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avatar Re: Tanks Basil
June 19, 2013 06:02PM
I sure haven't...
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