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Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:04 pm

Hello fellow HST members,

Noticed several mosquito updates as of late by new members, please take the time
to write up a trip report also, or at least write up a back country conditions update
which will help your fellow members to have something to gage the current
conditions by, and also to help them prepare for upcoming trips.
Any little information, is better than no information, and can be quite useful to your
fellow backpackers/hikers. Thanks
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Re: No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:08 pm

I second the motion.
Wonder is rock and water and the life that lives in-between.
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Re: No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:25 pm

I also agree. I have been scouring everywhere for information. I intend to start over Kibbie Ridge this weekend. I expect snow on the ridge (hopefully just Sierra Cement), but not in the Boundary Lakes area, or at least not more than 70-80 percent coverage. I was thinking about the Vernon Lake loop (again), but I would like to do something else if it is available. Worse case, we head for the southern Sierra where I KNOW it will be clear, but that is last resort.
When I get back, for sure I will post something. Keep those current conditions reports coming! Please. :nod: :thumbsup: [-o<
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby quentinc » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:07 pm

I'll get you my Miter Basin/Langley trip by tomorrow (just got back).
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:51 pm

Hi Q

First, thank you for posting you Back Country Condition Update in the correct format, and
second, looking forward to a great TR!
If everyone starts loading up to the "Back Country Condition Update", we can
have a very unique, quick reference guide, which will give HST members a chance to be
able to get up to date (or close to it) info on a lot of places in the Sierra which will come
in handy when planning our trips!
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby TehipiteTom » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:04 pm

I can tell you why I haven't posted any backcountry condition updates: because I haven't gone up to the Sierra. And the reason I haven't gone up to the Sierra is because everyone else's backcountry condition updates made it clear to me I really don't want to attempt anything this early this year. ;)

But I promise I'll post something when I go in mid-July, or maybe mid-August.
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:35 pm

No biggie Tom, was mainly directing this towards our new members since some have
written mosquito updates to places like Paradise Valley for example, but no Conditions
Update or Trip Report has been posted, yet.
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby bill-e-g » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:16 pm

I rarely look here. And with very low views ...

I post stuff on yosemitenews.info.
(and as chick-on alter-ego)

Picasa site is:
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Have fun out there
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:30 pm

bill-e-g wrote:Picasa site is:
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These are your treks? You are either incredibly skilled or incredibly lucky. :smirk: I only say that with great envy. You have done some stuff I have only thought of. (And I like following old road too.) OK, you have done enough Yosemite: you need to branch out. You need to get out to the south of Yosemite where the real backpacking and cross-country trekking lives. When you do it you will know what I mean. :nod: Happy trails!
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby bill-e-g » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:37 pm

Wow. Nice backhanded compliment. Not sure why that was required.
(maybe you didn't mean it that way... but it sounded that way to me)
It's all good and most of my trips include a large amount of cross country.
There's a few from SEKI in there.

It's a passion... what can I say. Been doing it a long time.

(btw ... ignore the Old Road Stuff... that was for someone that asked about
the Old Roads... some are from various trips over the years)
(The only road I enjoy walking on is Tioga in winter... and Old Big Oak Flat Road/rockslides)
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby yosehiker » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:33 am

DoyleWDonehoo: Got a report from a friend (Sat Phone -> Girlfriend -> Boyfriend -> Me) about a restoration crew that was on Kibbie Ridge earlier this week that was heading to the Boundary Lakes Area and turned around due to the snow. There was between 6 in and 6 feet but snow was pretty rotten so they were post holing a lot and that is why they turned around. Precise snow line is unclear, though the elevation 7200 ft was mentioned, but that could indicate any number of things. The crew is a hardy group so I was surprised they turned around but it may also be because it was a work trip. I know the report is a bit disjointed but I heard it mostly in passing. Hope this helps.
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Re: Why No Trip Reports or Back Country Condition Updates

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:08 pm

My first hiking trip in the Sierra this year.
Saturday, 11 June 2011 Onion Valley to Kearsarge Pass (that's as far as I went)

View from Onion Valley (campground still closed on 6/11/2011)
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Little Pothole Lake
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Gilbert Lake
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All snow after Gilbert Lake, trail buried, but good boot tracks
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Heart Lake
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First view of Kearsarge Pass
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View west from Kearsarge Pass
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Big Pothole Lake
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MORE PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/Sierra-Nev ... 64_cDxS34v

Horseshoe Mdw is clear of snow, road just opened last week. Snow on north slope of Trail Peak, Patchy snow above Trail Pass and Mulky Pass, and the peaks east of there (did Edge of the World Peak). Cottonwood Pass had snow but make sure you find the 2nd creek crossing. It was covered with snow and we missed it and hiked straight up and ended up on the south side of the pass. We were not familiar with the trail and missed it. Just got home, so working on pix, will post later.
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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