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2016 Summer Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:53 pm

Well you all know the drill. Tomorrow the adventure begins once again. Not sure my knees are going to hold out for all those peaks but i'll hope for the best. We will check in at the typical resupplies using this thread.


July 1 - 1 - Drive to Lodgepole, Cedar Grove, VVR
July 2 - 2 - Stay at VVR
July 3 - 3 - Second Recess
July 4 - 4 - Upper Mills Creek Lake
July 5 - 5 - Climb Mt. Abbot Camp at Toe Lake
July 6 - 6 - Climb Bear Creek Spire
July 7 - 7 - Climb Mt. Dade
July 8 - 8 - Royce Lakes
July 9 - 9 - Layover
July 10 - 10 - climb feather
July 11 - 11 - Climb Royce
July 12 - 12 - Climb Peak 12,560
July 13 - 13 - Lake 11,880 (climb Merriam)
July 14 - 14 - Black Bear Lake
July 15 - 15 - VVR
July 16 - 16 - Layover

July 17 - 17 - San Joaquin Crossing
July 18 - 18 - Lake 11,600
July 19 - 19 - climb Darwin
July 20 - 20 - Climb Spencer
July 21 - 21 - Lake 11,440 (climb Huxley)
July 22 - 22 - climb Warlow
July 23 - 23 - Climb Fiske
July 24 - 24 - Middle Fork Junction
July 25 - 25 - Lake 11,600
July 26 - 26 - layover
July 27 - 27 - climb Bolton Brown & Prater
July 28 - 28 - Muro Blanco
July 29 - 29 - Paradise Valley
July 30 - 30 - Cedar Grove
July 31 - 31 - layover

August 1 - 32 - Grizzly Lakes
August 2 - 33 - climb Mt. Harrington
August 3 - 34 - Climb Tenderfoot Peak Camp at Lake 9599
August 4 - 35 - Upper Swamp Lakes
August 5 - 36 - Climb Hogback Peak
August 6 - 37 - Climb Slide Peak Camp at Lower Slide Lake
August 7 - 38 - Climb Peak 11,114
August 8 - 39 - Climb Kennedy Mountain camp at Volcanic Lakes
August 9 - 40 - Climb Hutchings Camp at Upper Tent Meadow
August 10 - 41 - Cedar Grove
August 11 - 42 - Layover

August 12 - 43 - Junction Meadow
August 13 - 44 - Lake Reflection
August 14 - 45 - Climb Ericsson camp at Lake South America
August 15 - 46 - Climb Mt. Stanford
August 16 - 47 - Climb Caltech Peak
August 17 - 48 - Climb Genevra Camp at Lake 11,560
August 18 - 49 - Climb Mt. Jordan
August 19 - 50 - layover
August 20 - 51 - Lake 11,760
August 21 - 52 - Climb Table Mountain
August 22 - 53 - Lake 11,440
August 23 - 54 - Lion Lake
August 24 - 55 - Lonely Lake
August 25 - 56 - Lodgepole

August 26 - 57 - Drive to VVR
August 27 - 58 - layover

August 28 - 59 - Mono Creek
August 29 - 60 - Pioneer Basin
August 30 - 61 - Climb Mt. Hopkins
August 31 - 62 - Climb Mt. Huntington
September 1 - 63 - Climb Mt. Stanford
September 2 - 64 - Climb Crocker camp at Big McGee Lake
September 3 - 65 - Rose Finch Lake
September 4 - 66 - Climb Mt. Izaak Walton
September 5 - 67 - Climb Peak 12,238
September 6 - 68 - VVR

September 7 - 69 - Drive to Parchers
September 8 - 70 - Bishop Lake (Climb Goode)
September 9 - 71 - Barrett Lakes (Climb Agassiz)
September 10 - 72 - Climb North Palisade
September 11 - 73 - Lower Dusy
September 12 - 74 - Climb Giraud Peak
September 13 - 75 - Parchers

September 14 - 76 - Humphreys Lakes
September 15 - 77 - Climb Humphreys
September 16 - 78 - Hike out camp at Big Pine Creek

September 17 - 79 Finger Lake
September 18 - 80 Climb Middle Palisade
September 19 - 81 Hike out & drive home.

[Optional]
September 19 - 81 Hike out & drive to Shepherd Pass TH
September 20 - 82 Lake 12,040
September 21 - 84 Climb Mt. Williamson
September 22 - 85 Hike out and drive home

[Optional]

September 22 - 85 Climb Junction Peak



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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby ERIC » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:08 pm

Speaking of hiker envy (albeit in a much more epic category than standard trail hiking), you pretty much top my list buddy. Good fortune be with you.
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby seanr » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:19 pm

I too am heading to Edison area tomorrow, but will likely be hiking southeast and must exit July 4th. I envy your list of peaks and lakes! Good luck to you, Rogue. Enjoy!

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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:52 pm

Well maybe I will see you at VVR but we likely wont get there until about 8PM. We have to drop off Alpinemike's truck at Lodgepole, drive to Cedar Grove to give our resupply packages to the store and then drive all the way to VVR and Mike cannot get to Lodgepole until noon so we will get there when we do. Looking forward to Saturday BBQ though. :D
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby sheperd80 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:29 pm

Your itineraries are mind blowing Rogue. 111 Days in the Sierra was one of the best things ive read all year, i hope you journal this one as well. Be safe and happy trails!

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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:29 am

So first leg done with both success and failure. We climbed Abbot on its own day rather than on the move and it was very spicy with all the snow. I had to cut foot holds up into the chute and then the last leg to the ridge was around a 70 degree snow slope. It was so steep that every foot hold I cut the snow got steeper in front of me until I had to tunnel through the face of it then making a seriously high class technical class 3 set of moves to the top. On the way down I took to glissading down the lower snow slopes which turned scary as I was unable to stop. At one point I was flat on my stomach with my arms above my head trying everything I could to slow down and stop. Luckily made it down safely. Then we did bear creek spire which was what I thought to be intense class 4. Mike was going to turn around and not climb it until some climbers offered him a belay. I stopped shy of doing the 5.6 summit block though. Everyone else went down by rope while I made the free climb which got my blood pumping. We wimped out on Dade because the routes were terrible. We then also skipped out on Feather because the col was so snow filled and we had dealt with so much we said no. After the unnamed peak we did merriam and then Mike left it up to me if we wanted to do Royce or not And even though it was easy I got lazy and just said no since he had already done it. We then made the hike out being a couple days ahead of schedule. The high winds took my bucket 50 yards out into the lake and sunk it. The royce lakes had ice on them and were painfully cold so I was not going to swim for it. So today we drove down into Fresno to our dismay to replace it and Mike needs a new tent. So 3 days now at VVR and South we go.
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby bbayley80 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:08 pm

Rogue.

agreed Sheperd80...

[quote="sheperd80"]Your itineraries are mind blowing Rogue. 111 Days in the Sierra was one of the best things ive read all year, i hope you journal this one as well. Be safe and happy trails!

you're a bad ass Rogue. be safe out there. can't wait to read about it!
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby ERIC » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:11 pm

Thanks for the check-in report, Rogue. Sorry to hear about your gear issues.
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:30 pm

In cedar grove now with fairly crappy wifi. This is the first time I have been able to get on anything other than facebook.

The last section went almost by the book. We did Darwin, spencer, huxley, warlow, fiske and then Mike did split and prater on the layover and then we did Bolton Brown but the horrible ridge traverse I didn't want to do so left it at that. We then did the two days of despair in the muro blanco. I have done all the major bushwhacks and I can safely say the muro blanco takes the crown as the absolute worst. We were completely wrecked when we finished it and I declared my retirement from bushwhacking.

We certainly had a prime view of that rocket that came in on the 27th as it flew directly over our head.

A guy named Dan joined us for the next 10 days so we will see how that goes.
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby robow8 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:52 pm

Saw Chris and Mike at Cedar Grove on our way to pick up our permit for the Rae Lakes loop. They looked good and seemed to be in good spirits.
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:26 pm

Back in Cedar Grove. Complete success in the last section with even doing one extra peak. 8 done in 9 days since we came out early yesterday. Wifi still sucks here and rarely will load more than facebook. Not looking forward to having 14 days of food again but I'm sure we will survive.
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Re: 2016 Summer Hike

Postby Shawn » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:31 pm

Great job Rogue, and right on schedule. :) Can't wait to read your TR later this year about the last section you covered. Be safe, have fun.
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