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Blast from the past

Post by oldranger » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:00 pm

My wife has been going thru old photos and placed this pic in front of me. This was taken sometime in the late 80s when I was the Roaring River Ranger. As I recall I rode my stock up to the Grand Palace Hotel and left them there with my tack left at the Trail Crew Camp. I then hiked up toward Colby Lake but left the trail and continued up the drainage east of the Whaleback. About 1/2 way up the little valley i noticed a pine marten scampering down toward me. I stopped and watched as it finally noticed me and dove into a crack in the granite slab. He/she continued to play peekaboo with me for about 10 minutes! Pretty funny! Continuing to the head of the drainage I traversed across to Triple Divide Pass the dropped down to Gacier Lake where I found an Outward Bound first aid kit spread all over the place. As I dropped down to upper Cloud canyon a thunderstorm moved in and I just barely got my tent set up before the deluge began. Quite the day!
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Post by sekihiker » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:02 pm

That's gorgeous country where you once worked. For a few more photos of the area, including one of oldranger's summer home in 1988, go to:
http://www.sierrahiker.com/Geography195/index.html

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Post by balzaccom » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:41 am

Lovely photo. I hiked to Colby Lake in 1969...and loved Cloud Canyon so much I took my wife Bach there a few years ago...
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Re: Blast from the past

Post by oldranger » Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:37 pm

balzaccom wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:41 am
Lovely photo. I hiked to Colby Lake in 1969...and loved Cloud Canyon so much I took my wife Bach there a few years ago...
Was it a classical trip?
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Re: Blast from the past

Post by c9h13no3 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:45 pm

oldranger wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:37 pm
balzaccom wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:41 am
Lovely photo. I hiked to Colby Lake in 1969...and loved Cloud Canyon so much I took my wife Bach there a few years ago...
Was it a classical trip?
He only took the trip because he was Baroque.
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Re: Blast from the past

Post by Flamingo » Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:17 pm

Thanks @oldranger There's something instantly nostalgic about photos on real film.

PS, @sekihiker : That 1988 photo of everyone outside Roaring River ranger station with their huge external frame packs. . . I cannot help but chuckle. :)

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Post by sekihiker » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:12 pm

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Here is a photo similar to oldranger's taken from a point a little farther away on Triple Divide Peak. A trip report for the hike, taken in 1991, is at: http://www.sierrahiker.com/TripleDivide ... index.html

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Re: Blast from the past

Post by balzaccom » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:19 am

c9h13no3 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:45 pm
oldranger wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:37 pm
balzaccom wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:41 am
Lovely photo. I hiked to Colby Lake in 1969...and loved Cloud Canyon so much I took my wife Bach there a few years ago...
Was it a classical trip?
He only took the trip because he was Baroque.
Thanks guys. Comes from posting from my phone. Gotta love auto-correct..especially if it follows a conversation on classical music. I thought about going "Bach" to fix it, but then I decided that would just kills the jokes.
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Re: Blast from the past

Post by grampy » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:14 pm

sekihiker wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:12 pm
... Here is a photo similar to oldranger's taken from a point a little farther away on Triple Divide Peak ...
Bill - I really like your photo - something about the exposure (or the film) makes it look like a painting - maybe something in the “Hudson River School” style.

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Post by sekihiker » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:40 pm

grampy wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:14 pm
Bill - I really like your photo - something about the exposure (or the film) makes it look like a painting - maybe something in the “Hudson River School” style.
Thanks for the compliment. It's one of my wife's favorite photos of all time, and mine too. Clouds may bring weather, but sometimes they make a photo special and give it a sense of drama.

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