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2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:21 pm

Well finally heading out tomorrow for Reds Meadow to begin a week with the trail crew and hike out from there! It's been mixed the last couple of weeks. Instead of being excited that I was leaving soon there was serious doubt whether my uncle was going to pay me any of the large amount of money he owed me and I may have had to delay for an unknown amount of time. On Monday he came through with at least enough to round up the last minute gear and be able to get on my way.

My final itinerary is below. This year I decided to go lighter weight and not bring the 5D2. Instead I will go with the G1X again. Also decided to go more luxury on my tent this year. I'm bringing a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2. Even though it comes in at 3lb 2 ounces it still is less weight then my tripod I had last year and the Hexamid together. I'm excited to have free standing again and a more bomb proof rain shelter.

My final list of peaks to climb are:

Gemini
Turret
Senger
Seven Gables
Julius Caesar
Hilgard
Gabb
Mcgee (maybe)
Scylla (maybe)
Ragged Spur
Woodworth
Wheel
Peak 11,960 (near Island Bird Lake)
Munger (maybe)
Farquhar
Silliman
Triple Divide
Red Kaweah
Black Kaweah
Eagle Scout
Lippincott
Midway
Centennial
Milestone
Table
Kern Point
Sawtooth




June 27 - 1 - Reds Meadow Pack Station
June 28 - 2 - Trail Work
June 29 - 3 - Trail Work
June 30 - 4 - Trail Work
July 1 - 5 - Trail Work
July 2 - 6 - Trail Work
July 3 - 7 - Trail Work
July 4 - 8 - Fox Meadow
July 5 - 9 - Big Margaret Lake
July 6 - 10 - VVR
July 7 - 11 - Layover
July 8 - 12 - Layover
July 9 - 13 - East Fork Bear Creek
July 10 - 14 - Vee Lake
July 11 - 15 - Big Moccasin Lake
July 12 - 16 - Wampum Lake
July 13 - 17 - Sandpiper Lake
July 14 - 18 - Climb Seven Gables
July 15 - 19 - Lake Italy
July 16 - 20 - Climb Julius Caesar
July 17 - 21 - Climb Mt. Hilgard
July 18 - 22 - Lower Mills Creek Lake
July 19 - 23 - VVR
July 20 - 24 - Layover
July 21 - 25 - Layover
July 22 - 26 - Blayney Hotsprings
July 23 - 27 - North Goddard Creek
July 24 - 28 - Lake 11,200
July 25 - 29 - Lake 12,280
July 26 - 30 - Lake 11,840
July 27 - 31 - 11,592
July 28 - 32 - Enchanted Gorge
July 29 - 33 - Layover
July 30 - 34 - Goddard Creek
July 31 - 35 - Lake 10,640
August 1 - 36 - Climb Mt. Woodworth
August 2 - 37 - Rambaud Lakes
August 3 - 38 - Dusy Basin Trail
August 4 - 39 - Parchers Resort
August 5 - 40 - Layover
August 6 - 41 - Leconte Canyon
August 7 - 42 - Lake 10,565
August 8 - 43 - Island Bird Lake
August 9 - 44 - Climb Peak 11,960
August 10 - 45 - Day hike to Lake 10,520
August 11 - 46 - Lake 10,565
August 12 - 47 - Upper Dumbbell Lake
August 13 - 48 - Marion Lake
August 14 - 49 - Layover
August 15 - 50 - Lake 10,250
August 16 - 51 - State Lakes
August 17 - 52 - Lake 10,680
August 18 - 53 - Kid Lakes
August 19 - 54 - Lower Tent Meadow
August 20 - 55 - Cedar Grove
August 21 - 56 - Layover
August 22 - 57 - Sphinx Creek
August 23 - 58 - Sphinx Lake
August 24 - 59 - Climb Mt. Farquhar
August 25 - 60 - Cunningham Creek
August 26 - 61 - Josephine Lake
August 27 - 62 - Glacier Ridge Lakes
August 28 - 63 - Big Bird Lake
August 29 - 64 - Long Meadow
August 30 - 65 - Layover
August 31 - 66 - Lake 9840
September 1 - 67 - Day Hike Box Canyon
September 2 - 68 - Crescent Lake
September 3 - 69 - Climb Mt. Silliman
September 4 - 70 - Lodgepole
September 5 - 71 - Layover
September 6 - 72 - Lone Pine Creek
September 7 - 73 - Glacier Lake
September 8 - 74 - Climb Triple Divide Peak & relocate to Lake 11,110
September 9 - 75 - Lake 10,600
September 10 - 76 - Kern Hotspring
September 11 - 77 - Layover
September 12 - 78 - Moraine Lake
September 13 - 79 - Lake 11,800
September 14 - 80 - Climb Red Kaweah
September 15 - 81 - Climb Black Kaweah
September 16 - 82 - set camp on Big Arroyo & climb Eagle Scout Peak
September 17 - 83 - Climb Lippincott Mt.
September 18 - 84 - Coyote Creek
September 19 - 85 - Lodgepole
September 20 - 86 - Layover
September 21 - 87 - Sugarloaf Creek
September 22 - 88 - Cement Table Meadow
September 23 - 89 - Lake 11,500
September 24 - 90 - Climb Midway Mountain
September 25 - 91 - Climb Centennial Peak & camp in Milestone Bowl
September 26 - 92 - Climb Milestone Moutain
September 27 - 93 - Climb Table Mountain
September 28 - 94 - Lake 11,530
September 29 - 95 - Layover
September 30 - 96 - Climb Kern Point
October 1 - 97 - Kern Hotspring
October 2 - 98 - Forester Lake
October 3 - 99 - Spring Lake
October 4 - 100 - Middle Fork Kaweah
October 5 - 101 - Lodgepole

Like many years my though is if all goes well and I reach the end of this hike I might call and see if there is any work worth coming back for. If not I might just keep hiking. Maybe go explore all of Jennie Lakes Wilderness. I'll just have to see when I get there.

Have a good summer! Maybe I will see some of you on the trail!



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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:25 pm

Have a fun and safe adventure Rogue! By the way, are using the same boots (Zamberlan
I think) for this hike, or something else?
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:27 pm

Yep I have a fresh pair of Zamberlan Vioz GT boots to wear. They treat me well.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby schmalz » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:33 pm

I will be at VVR on 7/20. I'll keep an eye out for you. Would be nice to share a cold one.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:56 pm

Nice. See you there!
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:08 pm

Yo Rogue, you'll have around 26 days under your belt already, plenty of time to get
your mountain fitness up to a very high level, so speed hiking from Blayney to Wallace
for the HST Meet-up and back shouldn't be a problem, expect to see you there. ;)
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2014 Sierra Hike

Postby themappist » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:23 pm

It looks like we won't overlap at triple divide per your earlier itinerary but we might in Kaweah. I'll be up that way the week of Sept. 13-20. Have a safe summer.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby SweetSierra » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:43 pm

I love my Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2! For the weight, it has luxurious room for one person. I used it on a week long trip in Colorado last year and there were big thunderstorms every day. It was solid. I hope you have another good summer in the High Sierra and safe travels!
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby sparky » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:54 pm

good luck again this year rogue :thumbsup:
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:45 pm

I bought the Copper Spur UL1 first but it's just too small. My head and feet touch the ends and there is hardly any room for gear but this one is much better.

I hope I can make it through this year without any major injuries! After two years of bad injuries I'm probably due for a break!
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby Shawn » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:48 pm

Be safe out there Rogue. Looking forward to your reports. Maybe see you on the trail.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby austex » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:57 pm

Rogue,
"I hope I can make it through this year without any major injuries! After two years of bad injuries I'm probably due for a break!"
Maybe bad play on words?
Be safe. You have in the past made great decisions on change of plans to stay upright and hiking. I looked at my two upcoming opportunities (August and Sept) this yr and will not cross your path. Mine w/b simple ones this year due to physical issues from a car accident over a year ago....Life is frustrating but I do and enjoy what I can!
Go well into life.
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