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Re: That Time Again

Postby cmon4day » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:26 pm

WOW!! That is an itinerary. Have Fun and Stay Safe.



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That Time Again

Postby Bluewater » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:37 pm

I enjoyed reading your TR from last summer. Have a great journey!
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:13 pm

Hey people. Sitting at lodegepole trying to type on this damn thing.

Been hard starting being out of shape but getting along.

Went six days without seeing anyone around mineral king. Got caught in blizzard conditions at amphitheater lake and i judged it to bee too dangerous to cross crystal pass at the time so i went dowm soda creek instead. Also since the laks in kaweah basin are going to be still frozen i decided to do my two week out and back to mt russell and then go to kaweah basin. I am also going to summit kaweah queen and red kaweah. Red is callimg to me and i must get to the top!

There is so little snow i took the chance and sent my ice axe home so hopefully i wont need it.

So far nothing but one or two mosquitoes.

Ill post again in two weeks.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby Wandering Daisy » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:20 pm

Glad to hear you are OK. Good luck on your next leg of the journey. Isn't the low snow amazing. I fear for forest fires later in the season. Hope you survive civilization without going crazy. I bet you cannot wait to get out in the mountains again.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:27 pm

Back at lodgepole again. Completed section two as planned. Climbed mt. Russell and returned by the six cross country passes as planned. Although crossing cloud canyon and going up to copper mine pass was one of the worst things i have done out here. It was thigh deep post holing and i had to crawl on my knees. As a result i m not going back that way as i move north. Its just impossible. I will probably go out to roaring river and then on to my route.

Getting in better shape a i go for sure. I was going to do the kaweah basin trek next but if i do i will be as much as five days behind schedule. As it is a am five days ahead. I will have to just save that trek for another day.

Saved a baby deers life today so that was nice. Ill have to tell that story another time though.

Ill be here the next two days so i will check back.

And yea the lack of snow is crazy!
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Re: That Time Again

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks for the update Rogue, good to read that your doing well.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby Cross Country » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:32 pm

As always, it's a pleasure to (hear) from you and of course I'm looking forward to your report of that special lake.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby Wandering Daisy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:00 am

Hey Rogue- Mt Russell is a good climb - we have to make a rock climber out of you! A lot of experienced climbers hesitate on Mt. Russell. I have been in that basin at the head of Deadman Canyon in early season- and it IS snowy - paid my dues with plenty of post-holing. Give us a good update on mosquitoes.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:03 pm

Yeah mt. Russell was fun and beautiful. I eacaped with only a bashed right knee, two big gashes in my left leg, a bashed and gashed left arm and a gashed right wrist. Other then that it was fine lol.

As for mosquitoes they have been very mild. I have yet yo camp where they were bad enough for deet or even putting on my head net. They have only been bad in meadow areas while i passed through.

Met lots of great people already. Ran into yogi at junction meadow. He is out for 120 days so i still have him beat lol.

Pants pass was allot of fun riding that scree down. Even when twice the whole hill side began to go on me both above and below. I had to run across to get out of the way or be taken with it.

Other then cold it has been nice weather. Only snow one day and a tiny bit of rain on another.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby Flux » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:28 pm

GO ROGUE!!
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Re: That Time Again

Postby TRAUMAhead » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:11 pm

Here's the story about the baby deer, quote from Rogue's FB.
well i was watching a mother and her two babies for awhile and then one of them fell down in the grass and did not come out. i watched for like 10 minutes while the mom dug at the grass and freaked out so i decided i had to do something. i came over slow talking to the mom softly while i could hear the baby crying. i found it had fallen into a drainage and was neck deep in water. i could tell it would never get out alive. i reached in and picked the poor thing out and set it in the grass. after a minute it got up and mom was more then happy to get her baby back. it was probably the most meaningful thing i have done out here
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Re: That Time Again

Postby Troutdog 59 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:49 pm

TRAUMAhead wrote:Here's the story about the baby deer, quote from Rogue's FB.
well i was watching a mother and her two babies for awhile and then one of them fell down in the grass and did not come out. i watched for like 10 minutes while the mom dug at the grass and freaked out so i decided i had to do something. i came over slow talking to the mom softly while i could hear the baby crying. i found it had fallen into a drainage and was neck deep in water. i could tell it would never get out alive. i reached in and picked the poor thing out and set it in the grass. after a minute it got up and mom was more then happy to get her baby back. it was probably the most meaningful thing i have done out here


Now thats pretty cool in my book!! Thanks for posting that Trauma!!!
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