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Re: An Evolutionary Odyssesy

Postby Skibum » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:05 am

Great TR. :thumbsup:

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Re: An Evolutionary Odyssesy

Postby BSquared » Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:32 am

Terrific TR; thanks! For the record, on our "JMT" trip (TR to follow) we saw zillions of people of all ages, with weighting to the 20-40 range I'd say, although I didn't actually keep a tally. It was definitely crowded, but not with old folks like us :p

Any trouble finding Lamarck Col from the west? I've only been over it once (about 40 years ago), and we had a helluva time up near the top, breathlessly finding one dead-end or cliff-out after another before finally finding the right low spot.
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Re: An Evolutionary Odyssesy

Postby TahoeJeff » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:17 am

Great report desertdawg! I think my buddy Flip and I talked to you at lower Lamark when you were on your way out. I distinctly remember you saying you took a wrong turn coming down after the Col, and what tough going it was!
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Re: An Evolutionary Odyssesy

Postby desertdawg » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:07 pm


No trouble finding the Col from the west. There were people coming over it so we saw them. It looked easier staying to the south from both the east and west. It looked like you could avoid the snow from the east by staying south but no one was doing it.


Were you and Flip in the campsite just off the trail I was talking to around 6:30 or so? Did you guys find the use trail? I looked at pictures on the i-net when we got home, definitely looked easier.
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Re: An Evolutionary Odyssesy

Postby Ozark Flip » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:20 am

Yep, that was us. It was our first night in from North Lake, trying to acclimate. Your whole outlook on things had us rolling laughing. After talking with you, we made real sure to find the use trail. I cannot imagine what you went through, wow!
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Re: An Evolutionary Odyssesy

Postby Cross Country » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Wow, what great photos. Some of them made we wish to be there right now but in Aug. I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
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Re: An Evolutionary Odyssesy

Postby SkagetMuir » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:53 pm

Awsome Trip and photos. Im planning a trip this summer with a similiar route in mind. I look forward to seeing it all in person. Thanks for the post
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