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TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby hjldennis » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:28 pm

Hello,

I've been meaning to post a TR, but I am not much of a writer, so here is a video. Last summer from Horseshoe Meadow to Whitney and down the main trail. It was just about perfect with good weather and lack of crowd.

WHITNEY BACKPACKING 8/6-8/10/15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46zIULOl7c0

And this is far from Sierra, but it was really cool trip out in Canyonlands on a jeep, just a couple of weeks ago.

CANYONLANDS WHITERIM TRAIL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CemJ-7OGSE
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby ERIC » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:20 am

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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby psykokid » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:49 am

Nice Videos! My friend was out on the white rim trail over Thanksgiving in his Red Land Rover Discovery. I was going to tag along but I had other commitments that couldn't be shirked for some wheeling..
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby balance » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:51 pm

Greetings hjldennis

You and your family are so cool!

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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby hjldennis » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:24 am

psykokid wrote:Nice Videos! My friend was out on the white rim trail over Thanksgiving in his Red Land Rover Discovery. I was going to tag along but I had other commitments that couldn't be shirked for some wheeling..

Cool, we must been traveling in the same direction since we didn't cross each other.. it was very nice over thanksgiving
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby hjldennis » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:27 am

balance wrote:Greetings hjldennis

You and your family are so cool!

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Thanks! I take it for granted, but I guess that I am lucky to have wife and kids who enjoy the outdoors, and don't mind not taking shower for days lol
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby Rockyroad » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:27 pm

Cool videos! Precious family momentos as well.
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby hjldennis » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:06 am

balance wrote:Greetings hjldennis

You and your family are so cool!

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Thanks, I think almost everyone I meet out in the back country is pretty cool
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby joshuacourter » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:27 pm

Thanks for sharing the video. Inspiring to see the whole family accomplish the task in your video.

Brings back memories for me when my wife (then fiance) and I summited for the first time. Makes me look forward to when my child is older and outdoor adventures we will all have backpacking together as a family. Thanks again for sharing :).
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby JWreno » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:14 pm

Looks like it was a fantastic family trip with pretty cool elevation goals considering their ages. I think doing Whitney out of Cottonwood pass is the best way to enjoy it for trips under a week long. We started taking our boys on trips when they were 8 and 12. Those years were mostly Yosemite trips with much less elevation gain and total altitude. Our oldest still backpacks with us at age 32 including a northbound 2011 and southbound 2014 JMT trip. Our youngest son spends most of his free time rock climbing and only backpacks as a way to approach climbs.
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby hjldennis » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:40 pm

JWreno wrote:Looks like it was a fantastic family trip with pretty cool elevation goals considering their ages. I think doing Whitney out of Cottonwood pass is the best way to enjoy it for trips under a week long. We started taking our boys on trips when they were 8 and 12. Those years were mostly Yosemite trips with much less elevation gain and total altitude. Our oldest still backpacks with us at age 32 including a northbound 2011 and southbound 2014 JMT trip. Our youngest son spends most of his free time rock climbing and only backpacks as a way to approach climbs.


Cool, I hope our kids will continue to love the outdoors when they are older. We want to do JMT as soon as I am able to get off 3 weeks, hopefully soon...

This trip would've been much better if we spent one more day. The first day was pretty tough on kids, but the rest were all good. Happy trails~
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Re: TR - Whitney via Cottonwood Pass video

Postby ofuros » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:33 pm

Sharing your love for the outdoors...hope a little bit of nature's magic rubs off on them as they grow older & wiser.

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