Yosemite/Snow Creek trip report + photos | High Sierra Topix  

Yosemite/Snow Creek trip report + photos

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!
User avatar

Yosemite/Snow Creek trip report + photos

Postby copeg » Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:32 pm

This last Friday I headed up Snow Creek out of Yosemite Valley. Friday night I camped on the valley rim. All afternoon there were thundering claps as avalanche after avalanche came down off half dome and the ridges across the valley. It was quite a windy night where I camped friday. Saturday I skied up to Tenaya Lake (bypassing Olmsted Point due to avalanche hazards) where I camped that night. Sunday made for a long day as I skied and hiked back down to the valley floor. Saw some fresh bear tracks across my skin track from the day before near May Lake area. Didn't see anyone from Friday night until late Sunday afternoon.

Some teasers...

Sunset off half dome
Image

Tenaya Lake
Image



More photos are posted here...



User avatar
copeg
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 1968
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:25 pm
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Postby Hikin Mike » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:37 pm

Great photos! For some reason I really like the picture of highway 120. I guess it's cool to see it all snow-covered!

One thing about your site. Those "thumbnail" images are no smaller in file size than the originals. They are just physically smaller, which does nothing to speed up the download. You might want to make the thumbnail's file size much smaller (~10-30K)
User avatar
Hikin Mike
Founding Member
 
Posts: 552
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:56 pm
Location: Atwater, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby yosemitechris » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:09 pm

Enjoyed your photos, Trailblazer.
User avatar
yosemitechris
Founding Member
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:26 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby copeg » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:12 pm

Hikin Mike wrote:Great photos! For some reason I really like the picture of highway 120. I guess it's cool to see it all snow-covered!

One thing about your site. Those "thumbnail" images are no smaller in file size than the originals. They are just physically smaller, which does nothing to speed up the download. You might want to make the thumbnail's file size much smaller (~10-30K)


Thanks Mike!
I've been so spoiled with high speed internet recently, that I forget about things like download times ;) I made the thumbnails for that webpage into smaller gif's which should help...as for the rest of the site - it needs a serious overhaul soon whenever I get a chance...
User avatar
copeg
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 1968
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:25 pm
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Postby Skibum » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:27 pm

Thanks! Great pics. You've inspired me to finally get that trip into Ranger Lakes here locally I've been procrastinating on all winter.

I was in Yosemite yesterday on buisness and was suprised at the lack of snow even in the Badger area. We have more snow down here in SEKI.

Waterfalls are running high for this time of year. And warm, warm, warm in the valley!
User avatar
Skibum
Founding Member
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:50 pm
Location: Kings Canyon Nat'l Park, CA.
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby Hikin Mike » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:46 pm

trailblazer wrote:
Thanks Mike!
I've been so spoiled with high speed internet recently, that I forget about things like download times ;) I made the thumbnails for that webpage into smaller gif's which should help...as for the rest of the site - it needs a serious overhaul soon whenever I get a chance...


I'm on DSL too, but it still took a few extra seconds to load! Looks good!
User avatar
Hikin Mike
Founding Member
 
Posts: 552
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:56 pm
Location: Atwater, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby The Other Tom » Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:46 pm

Beautiful shots. Makes me long for Yosemite
User avatar
The Other Tom
Founding Member
 
Posts: 713
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:06 pm
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby hikerduane » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:09 pm

Thanks for the pics. All that way to get there over snow and you camp on dirt?:)
Piece of cake.
User avatar
hikerduane
Founding Member
 
Posts: 1194
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:58 am
Location: Meadow Valley, CA, Carson City, NV
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby Shawn » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:34 pm

Beautiful photos!
User avatar
Shawn
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 795
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:56 pm
Location: Paso Robles, Ca
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Postby doug395 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:25 am

Looks like another great full moon trip. Beautiful images, are these with the new camera?
User avatar
doug395
Founding Member
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:43 pm
Location: Orange County
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby copeg » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:39 am

Hey thanks everyone!

doug, these were shot with my new camera - that thing is a pain to lug around compared to my last camera.

hikerduane - my second night made up for it on several feet of snow, but the first night I just couldn't leave that nice piece of dirt vacant :unibrow:
User avatar
copeg
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 1968
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:25 pm
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Postby SteveB » Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:32 pm

Looks like it was an awesome trip! I envy you! I've wanted to do that kind of trip in the winter for years, but haven't gotten around to taking any Xcountry skiing lessons as yet! Great images, too! :)
User avatar
SteveB
Founding Member
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:08 pm
Location: Reno, NV
Experience: N/A

Next

Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests