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Postby snusmumriken » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:23 pm

Just wanted to log in to thank everybody for your advice on this trip. Got back this afternoon after a nice week and a half in Tuolomne and vicinity. I'll have to catch up with work and family a bit before I can put together a trip report - but its coming.
For now I'll say that I did explore the Kuna range, Koip Peak pass was a bear, Algier lakes unexpectedly pleasant, Summit lake stunning, spent a long lazy day around Thousand Island and Garnet Lakes, did make it to Ediza and yes Iceberg lake really does have icebergs. More later.



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Postby snusmumriken » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:47 pm

Finally got some of my pictures organized. They can be found at http://www.bernalhill.com/ParkerPass06.htm
Click on the smaller picture to see the larger version with short text commentary underneath. If you have the patience, looking at the pictures in order gives a brief trip report.
I ventured off-trail more on this trip. (And as you can see from my first day, didn't always end up where I expected.) But I loved it. And I really want to do more. Maybe Roper's route, if I can find others to join me.
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Postby Shawn » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:41 pm

Snus -

I really enjoyed your report and photos. The bit about looking for your tent for an hour gave me quite a smile too. :D

Looks like you had a great time in the mountains.

Shawn

PS. May I ask what camera you use? The photos are really nice.
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:49 pm

Nice pics- and holy moly, that pic of the Koip Pass trail!!! I can see why you wouldn't want to do that one again! Looked like a great trip.
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Postby snusmumriken » Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:51 pm

Thanks for looking at the pictures.
Yes I had a really nice time. The landscape was beautiful.
Going solo is usually my preference, but I do get lonely after a couple of days. On this trip I reached the area around Thousand Island and Garnet lake on my third day and had plenty of company from other hikers as well as the friendly group of seven artist I met at Garnet lake.

Shawn, the camera I have is a simple digital point and shoot. I like it for backpacking because it is small enough to fit in my pocket, comes with a tiny spare battery and weighs all told less than 5 ounces. The brand is Casio, and it also says Exilim 3.2 Mega Pixels on the camera. I know nothing about cameras. This one I bought 3 years ago for $300 - $400 dollars. Seemed a lot at the time, but I use it for work so it was a deductable expense. I'm sure they are cheaper now.
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Postby madeintahoe » Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:08 am

Sunsmumriken...I remember reading and looking at your pictures from your JMT trip a while back. These are beautiful..I can't seem to see them all..im clicking on the arrow but nothing happens :( I will keep trying so I can see the rest of them
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