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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby cgundersen » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:28 pm

Maverick,
For ridgelines,I'm with you on the Kaweahs & Minarets. Just dazzling. The Palisades are right up there, too. For unique formations, Devil's Crags may top my list, too. I'm also pretty fond of Valhalla (Angel wings) on the approach to Hamilton Lake and the Whaleback as one heads South in Cloud Canyon. For stare-me-down peaks, Charybdis is very cool, and I get a huge kick out of Milestone's top hat. Come to think of it, the great Western Divide from Lake South America (or thereabouts) is pretty sensational. Hmmm. I'll cogitate some more.
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:04 pm

I guess my favorites are the Ritter Range, the Kaweahs, and the Palisades. I like these three ridgelines from both sides, but I actually like the Ritter Range and the Palisades from the west better. Come to think of it, I like the Kaweahs from the west, too, but that's because I can actually see them from Fresno. Of all of these, I think I like Ritter from Twin Island Lake the best.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby vandman » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:35 am

I like anything tall and jagged, but Glacier Divide is one of my favorite.
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby Electra » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:04 pm

A few of my favorites include the Glacier Divide, Minarets/Ritter Range from the west, The ridge between Triple Divide and Post Peak on Yosemite's southern border and the various ridgline/divides of Mono Canyon and the recesses....
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby oldranger » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:20 pm

While most of you have picked large ridgelines my personal favvorite is quite short. It is the little ridge
that separates the upper lakes in the west fork of Ferguson Creek from the lakes at the head of Box Canyon/E. Fork Sugarloaf Creek. It runs n. from the n. rim of the table lands. One of these days I will go through my old slide collection and get a couple of pics scanned.

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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby paul » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:17 pm

Glacier divide is also high on my list. Here it is in the ski season
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby TehipiteTom » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:18 am

One ridgeline that I really love close-up: the east-west portion of the LeConte Divide. What's cool about it is that it's fairly gentle slabs on the south side with a vertical drop on the north side, so you can walk right along the ridgeline.
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby paul » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:50 pm

TehipiteTom wrote:One ridgeline that I really love close-up: the east-west portion of the LeConte Divide. What's cool about it is that it's fairly gentle slabs on the south side with a vertical drop on the north side, so you can walk right along the ridgeline.


So right. This will give you an idea:

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And the views from up there are not bad. Looking east/southeast:
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby giantbrookie » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:18 pm

oldranger wrote:While most of you have picked large ridgelines my personal favvorite is quite short. It is the little ridge
that separates the upper lakes in the west fork of Ferguson Creek from the lakes at the head of Box Canyon/E. Fork Sugarloaf Creek. It runs n. from the n. rim of the table lands. One of these days I will go through my old slide collection and get a couple of pics scanned.

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That's the one with that nice pinnacle near the top (S end), I recall. That is indeed a nice ridgeline and one not often viewed.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby SSSdave » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:13 pm

Being of a geology orientation, one of my favorites plutonic igneous ridgelines aka granite was above. The below is one of my favorite extrusive igneous aka volcanic, and more specifically an andesite mudflow breccia:

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Re: Ridge Lines / Crests, and Peaks

Postby mokelumnekid » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:54 pm

Good one SSSDave! Is this in Ebbetts or Sonora Pass area? Lots of this kind of thing off PCT east of Reynolds-Raymond Peak area. Very scenic but crazy loose to climb on, and it creates wonderful gardens as your picture captures. BTW a lot of recent re-mapping of these areas has been done, as noted in previous posts by myself and Giantbrookie. If geologically interested you may want to track those down.
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