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Mt Crocker 12,258'

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:59 pm



Monday, 2 July 2007
Big McGee Lake (10,500') to Mt Crocker (12,258')

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3128988#171481177


Trailtrekker and I went over Hopkins Pass, up and over a 200’ rise, and bagged Mt Crocker (12,458'). The 3rd class summit block was fun and the views were awesome! Didn’t find a register. We descended, went back up and over the 200’ rise again, and found a different route back to camp.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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McGee Creek wildflowers, Whoa Nellie Deli and Yosemite

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:56 am

Tuesday, 3 July 2007
McGee Creek wildflowers hike out, Whoa Nellie Deli and Yosemite

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/31 ... #171844976

We had planned on another peak, but didn’t allow time to move camp. So we decided to save it for another day, and backpacked out, a day earlier than planned. She was coming back Fri night so this would give her a little time to get ready for the weekend. We went to the condo in Mammoth, showered, went shopping (to buy sandals, I lost one Teva on the trail), had lunch and Mango Marguerita’s at Whoa Nellie Deli (TTs first time), then drove to Tuolumne Meadows (TTs first time). Went back to the condo and looked at trip pix on the big screen TV.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Whitney Portal (8,500') to Thor Peak (12,306')

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:48 am

Wednesday, 4 July 2007
Whitney Portal (8,500') to Thor Peak (12,306')

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3138343#172141987


TT had a long drive home but stopped at Lone Pine Visitor Center to meet up with Tomcat before heading to San Diego. Tomcat and I dayclimbed Thor Peak (12,306') via the 3rd class route from Girl Scout Lake, and down the SE couloir. Always fun doing a peak via a different route!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby KathyW » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:06 am

SN - those flower pictures are just beautiful.
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Postby madeintahoe » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:19 pm

Cori...I sure have been enjoying your pictures! I think you hit those flowers in prime bloom..they are just beautiful!
The froggie is so cute I can't stand it :lol:
I love Big Mcgee Lake..it sure is a pretty spot and what a great place to camp!
Thank you for sharing your report and as alwasy beautiful pictures!
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Postby Rosabella » Sun Jul 15, 2007 3:03 pm

Well, I'll just add my "ditto" to all the above comments!!! :nod:
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Postby Skibum » Sun Jul 15, 2007 4:38 pm

Wow, very cool SN. :cool:
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Hurd Peak and Chocolate Peak dayclimb

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:06 am

Thursday, 5 July 2007
Hurd Peak and Chocolate Peak dayclimb

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3139035#172233767


I didn’t have a plan, but decided last minute to dayclimb Hurd Peak (1st time). Since it took so long for me to decide, I got a late start. From the summit of Hurd Peak (12,237'), I could see precipitation all around me, but nothing where I was. I got back to Long Lake, and decided to bag Chocolate Peak (11,658') via Ruwau Lake trail. On the way down I found a use fun use trail traversing above Chocolate Lakes.


Thanks for the comments! Still trying to catch up!
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Postby Trekker » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:16 pm

So what you're saying is you'll do almost anything for Chocolate!!! :unibrow:
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Mt Agassiz (13,891')

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:36 am

Saturday, 7 July 2007
South Lake to Bishop Lakes, summit Mt Agassiz

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3157306#174374526

TT and I hiked to Bishop Lakes, set up camp and ate, then bagged Mt Agassiz (13,891'). That morning, we met up with the Sierrapaloozers, and got a late start.

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Sunday, 8 July 2007
The hike out and drive home (Inyo Complex Fire)

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3157380#174295894


Said goodbye to the Sierrapaloozers, then hiked out. On the way back we checked out the Inyo Complex fires before heading back. All was good til one hour from home. :-(
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby Phil R » Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:17 am

It was great to see you again, even though it was not very long.

Thanks for the pics...still working on mine! The South Lake to Onion Valley trip was a butt kicker for David and I!
People are friendly at 6000 ft...and the higher you go, the friendlier they get.
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