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Postby tomcat_rc » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:51 pm

didn't we see him already - who was this guy?

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that should have been a warning to all. I will get the rest of pictures and e-mails sent out later. the wind is now blowing llike a banshee with dust everywhere - looks like we got out just in time.

I saw nobody on road till I got back to Olancha - then a line of 75 cars before I could get out onto 395 - from there it took over an hour to get home - heavy traffic

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http://members3.clubphoto.com/tom103807 ... uest.phtml
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Postby mountaineer » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:14 pm

I missed everybody also. I almost started down the Saline Valley Rd. yesterday but was unsure how long it would take to Panamint from there. Anybody know? 4x4 required? I wanted to get to Panamint for the late evening colors so ended up driving 395 to Lone Pine and in from there. Spectacular! Death Valley is on my list to see the rest of for sure!

It is good to hear the reports form the other folks who were there.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Mon Nov 27, 2006 6:48 pm

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from here it takes about 2-1/2 hours to get to the race track via Hunter Mountain turnoff. if you go saline valley to lippincott mine road it adds another hour or so to the trip. I did not need to go into Lone Pine - the cutoff from Olancha elimanates that need. But from this sign you are going away from Panamint - I would estimate Panamint Springs resort about 30 minutes from this sign.
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Postby wingding » Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:16 pm

I uploaded pictures from the weekend - no captions yet - I'll work on the captions during the week.

Here they are:

Zabriskie Point/Golden Canyon (before I came to camp on Friday):

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/gallery/2178892

Ubehebe Mine and Corridor Canyon (Saturday):

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/gallery/2179250

Ubehebe and Little Hebe Peaks (Sunday):

http://kathywing.smugmug.com/gallery/2179008
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:08 pm

Nice ones, Kathy! I'm sorting through mine right now. I have some of the same shots, but yours look better!!
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Postby Trail Bud » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:27 pm

Hi All,
So close but so far....Sorry we missed you, sounds like a guys had fun. But we still had a good time too. Like Ridgeline mentioned Ryan bagged his first summit. That was worth the trip in itself. the ride in was a good time too. I think we came in through Jackass Canyon. The 4x4 came in handy.
Here's some pictures: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/556063935Oliwbw
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Postby tomcat_rc » Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:31 pm

you don't know how close - if you had turned right at teakettle junction - and driven less than 2 miles up the road you would have found camp.

my pictures are uploading now - will add captions probably tomorrow
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:33 pm

Got some pics up, but no captions yet...will be adding a few more pics from my little camera, which came in handy after my other one took a dump right after the Racetrack.

This is White Top Peak and area:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/556069368flpVhO

This is Perdido Canyon:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/556068409fueNGr

This is The Corridor:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/556066248bfobWe

This is the Racetrack and drive out Lippencott:
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/556069864xScrJg
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:46 pm

Doug! Nice photos- loved the movie! You aimed the camera right at our camp in your 360 from Teakettle and we were right through there on our way back from the Corridor (TH at Ubehebe Lead Mine). We missed you by what seems to be minutes! argghhh! Congrats to Ryan on his first peak, very cool!
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Postby calipidder » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:53 am

Great pics everyone! I'm hoping to get through mine sometime today. I sorted them, now I just have to upload/label them and put the entry on my site. I'll let ya know.
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Postby calipidder » Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:14 pm

My pictures are done! The latest entry on my personal site (in sig) has the photos from our entire week in the desert - the last 2 bullets are Perdido Canyon and Corridor Canyon. I'm still cleaning up a few things, but everything should be up and labelled with basic info now.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:42 am

great pictures everyone - looks like a great time to get into death valley - may do that for many years to come

used to say - so many peaks so little time
will have to make exceptions for good desert trekking
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