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TR -- Shepard's Delight

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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby lostcoyote » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:59 am

great shots.
thanks for posting them!
they bring back so many wonderful memories.
i've been to most of those places with the exception of tuylainyo & russel.
i love wales lake & especially the upper kern side canyon east of thunder mtn.

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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby quentinc » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:14 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments!
Lostcoyote -- that side canyon sure is wonderful. I had to get moving to get back to my car in time, but it was awfully hard to leave.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby East Side Hiker » Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:45 pm

The picture just after "the beast lies just ahead to the right" again shows that ancient Sierra surface that wasn't glaciated. Thats what I love. So many great plants and micro-gardens in that old earth. Has that same picture been posted another time?

I just love Shepherds Pass. God it makes me wanna be there (in the summer of course).
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby Baffman » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:48 pm

Really nice photos quentinc. (I almost used your real name!)

Awesome.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby evan » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:29 am

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Absolutely breath taking shots (literally in some cases), I wouldnt be able to handle some of those summits you did so, kuddos to you! Loved the comments which accompanied the shots, completely one point! BTW good job doctoring with duct tape, never would have thought of that one! Gorgeous shots - great TR - inspiring! Thanks!
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby quentinc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:22 am

Thanks guys. JDunne -- I don't know, but I'm sure that "sliding board" angle of Russell is a very popular photography subject, so it's no surprise if it looks familiar.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby Cross Country » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:02 pm

It's such a treat seeing great pics from this area. I took 3 long trips into the upper Kern and stupid me, never took a camera. Fishing not withstanding this is my favorite area.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby maverick » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:49 pm

PM sent Q.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby quentinc » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:40 pm

Mav, I tried to reply but my reply still shows in my Outbox rather than Sent, so not sure if it went or not. Navigating the PM options seems a bit chossy!
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby East Side Hiker » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:57 pm

Ah, the back of Russell... yes, and the Pass just beyond. Well that ancient surface is something else, thats all I can say. And Shepherd crest area is one of my favorite places.
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby bob adams » Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:59 pm

Great TR and photos. And all I can say is if you can go over Shepard's in one day you are the man! My butt was dragging when I got to Anvil Camp. And I was tired the following day when I got to that lake two miles west of the pass. I'm assuming you're speaking of that little cloverleaf shaped lake below the JMT?
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Re: TR -- Shepard's Delight

Postby quentinc » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:37 pm

Bob, for me it's mainly mental. My butt was dragging after climbing the 2000 or so feet out of that bowl before you even get into the Shepard Creek drainage, and then again at Anvil Camp, but I usually get a second/third/fourth wind if I tough it out. Same thing with Day 2. Nowadays, my concession to age is that by Day 4 or 5 I'm pretty wasted and take an easy day to recover.

The lake I meant is more of a pond really, near the base of the "pass" into the Wright Lakes basin.
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