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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Hetchy » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:41 pm

That's amazing Snownymph. You cover more ground with an injury than I do all year healthy!
I have had occasion to wonder, while sitting atop various Sierra Peaks Peak during summer, if SnowNymph was had climbed all those peaks around me.. I am beginning to believe you have!
I hope you are compiling all these experiences into a book or something because I would buy it! Go Gettem SnowNymph! :)
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:07 am

Flip, I'm working soooo hard to get that arm up. Today my PT said my arm was 130 deg at the start, and 145 deg by the time I left. I have rides for the next two weekends, so working hard to get it up by the time I see my doctor on the 18th. I just need that ok to drive so I can move on to peaks. I feel what your wife is talking about. Hoping to get past that in the next few weeks.

Hetchy, its fun to climb a peak, look around and say "I did that one". In my pix, I usually name the peaks in the distance that I've been on. One desert hiker posted that he left something for me on a peak. That got me to do it. It was a message that he finally beat me to a peak! It was a fun peak, and cool to get the message.

So here's last weekends hikes. Added Panorama Dome to the Tamarack hike, and the next day climbed my first peak in 6 weeks!

Saturday, 28 Feb 2009 (day 1)
Rehab wk 6: Added Tamarack Snowshoe trail to my Tamarack-Lake Mary-Mamie walk

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/74 ... 2808_wRvdg

For variety I hiked up Panorama Dome . . . . great views!
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Then continued on the Tamarack walkers trail around Lake Mary, Lake Mamie, then back to Tamarack Lodge.
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Sunday, 1 Mar 2009 (day 2)
Rehab wk 6: The Knoll, my first peak in 6 wks! Decided to get a little elevation gain this time.

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/74 ... 8053_wsTRd


My first peak in 6 wks!
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Not a big one, but still high above the Village
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I started from the buildings above the Westin, the tall buildings at the village. Interesting postholing on the way down.
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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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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Buck Forester » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:23 am

Wow, I didn't realize you had surgery either... good to see you gettin' out! I have a long list of high-def video documentaries I'd like to make, and I think you're life of prolific hiking and climbing the Sierra and the deserts would make a fascinating flick. If you're interested, we'll talk sometime.
It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

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Still can't drive, but starting to do little peaks.

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:22 am

Thanks Buck! Yeah, we can talk. :)



Getting there . . . still can't drive, but starting to get a little elevation gain. First weekend on snowshoes.


Friday, 6 March 2009
Rehab wk 7, day 1: Minaret Summit Snowshoe, first time since surgery

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/75 ... 5959_7xXQC


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Saturday, 7 March 2009
Rehab wk 7, day 2: Earthquake Dome Snowshoe

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/75 ... 7416_qix2A


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Sunday, 8 March 2009
Rehab wk 7, day 3: Mammoth Knolls Snowshoe

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/75 ... 0244_6JJcU


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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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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby OldGeezer » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:22 pm

I'll add my best wishes for a speedy, 100% recovery. Just don't push the envelope too much lest you accidently push the "undo" recovery button. I think of you and Del (pctpacker) and Steve (Peacock) often. I'll never forget watching you chase after that very mellow bear at Bearpaw Meadow in 2001. Take care and maybe you'll stumble over me laying in the middle of some far off trail this summer.
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The Energy of Snow Nymph Artistic capacity of Buck Forester

Postby Hetchy » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:45 pm

I am telling you, there is a book/video documentary here!
As pretty as anything the National Geographic has produced.
I know; I have seen Bucks' work.. He far exceeds my capacity for photography.
SnowNymph far exceeds my capacity for travel.
The two; in combination, WILL make a "Perfect" storm.
Buck, you are an inspiration to the aspiring photographers the likes of me. I thought I had a good eye for photography.. that was, until I saw your stuff.
Snowy, You could out hike the Apache Elders themselves.. your energy and dedication is inspiring to the thru hikers, section hikers, and day hikers in all of us.. mere mortals.(Don't Blush now!)
I think there is a "confluence" of Artistry and Determination, HERE, that would make for a "Dam Good Video Documentary or Book". (Sorry Buck, I have no TV, so I had to mention the "Book" thang! HA!)
I already think the both of you," walk on water".
So I expect no less!
"No Pressure, Huh?!" Hetchy :D
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:03 am

Thanks, Geezer! I was recently looking at the "bear" pix. That was pretty exciting. Definitely don't want to "undo" everything at this point. I just got my season pass for Mammoth transferred to next season! I didn't get to use it and got a doctors note, so I was happy to pay a little and not the full $576. Hoping to get the ok to drive after tomorrow. Haven't heard from Del, but Steve is here. :D

Thanks, Hetchy. You're so sweet! :friends Buck has awesome pix! Mine are just a photo journal. Point and shoot. That's why I didn't bother putting anything in the photo contest. Too many good photographers here. Getting out every weekend is a lifestyle for me. My weekends are minimum of 200 mi one way, and two nights out or that breaks my streak. Its been tough getting rides to keep the streak going. Tomorrow I find out if I can drive. [-o< If so, I'll rent a car and do some real hiking. Like my friend TomG says: "don't stop climbing".

Hopefully, this will be the last of the rehab part of this year.

Saturday, 14 March 2009
Rehab wk 8: day 1: Earthquake Dome Snowshoe (2x)

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/75 ... 4940_Jg2cP


Slides on Pyramid Peak
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Getting ROM back, almost there!
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There was a 2nd register placed by Chester Versteeg in 1950!
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Sunday, 15 March 2009
Rehab wk 8, day 2: Panorama Dome Snowshoe, Old Mammoth Mine, Monte Cristo Mine

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/76 ... 3429_pwN88

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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby ridgeline » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:50 am

Cool registers!
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Re: Still getting out, short walks while rehabbing

Postby quentinc » Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:26 pm

Cori, it's nice to see how well you're doing (and we get cool pictures of the Sierra snow as a bonus)! You're further along than I was at this point after my surgery, and I was well ahead of schedule. The key is disobeying the doctor's orders. :) After all, pushing the limits is what keeps us going.
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