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Re: That Time Again

Postby rlown » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:01 pm

After 30 miles.. no Bigfoot.. go figure..



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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:40 pm

As I made my dinner at Desolation Lake while the last bit of useable light faded I was startled by movement behind me as a very large rabbit hopped by me. Although I did see a rabbit running through the forest near Horseshoe Meadows I was still surprised to this this guy running around up there.

And yes plenty of Coyotes at that lake.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby lostcoyote » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:03 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:The Deer that did not have a death in the family on this day:


oh thank you for posting these pictures.
what are the odds?
thank you for changing the fawns fate.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby lostcoyote » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:10 pm

rlown wrote:Coyotes were hanging out pack-wise at Tomahawk lk (~11,200k) in pack format on 9/21 and 9/22. the 9/21 was an evening celebration in song. The 9/22 was a morning ritual by the alpha female to locate everyone else. We believe they den at Square Lk, as one of our crew observed big holes in the ground; bigger than a marmot hole.

Two huge rabbits appeared at our camp on the East side of Tomahawk on the 21st. You can't use red-eye removal on a rabbit. They were thirsty and made their way around us, sometimes within 5' of us towards the lake. Big rabbits.. fluffy white tails and didn't have the gaunt look of a Jack.


whilst in pioneer basin a few years back, we had our coyote clan singing in the mornings & the evenings... and had our fair share of wabbits (big ones) too...

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i came across my first high altitude coyote experience many moons (like 30 years) ago, high up in the upper kern west of lake south america while i was coming back from lucy's & milles foot passes.... as dusk.... saw one dart right in front of me about 30-50 yards away. i never knew they were that high - but yeah, are quite common.

where there are wabbits, you can be sure there are coyotes.

regarding deer, while enroute to wales lake, i saw a multi-point buck coming down the knoll headed towards wallace lake. i love surprises like this.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby lostcoyote » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:25 pm

same place, different time...

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Re: That Time Again

Postby cgundersen » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:34 pm

hey rogue,
I just spent an hour reading a link that kpeter included in Heyworth's thread on Nydiver Lakes. It recounts a lot of disastrous outcomes in the Ritter/Banner environs (and one involving a young couple, in particular). By those criteria, you did pretty well. Keep healing!

Lostcoyote: that's a great spot at the end of Deadman canyon. I played hide n' seek with a pika there a few years ago and I love the blue ice pond.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:26 pm

Last photo taken of me on this trip. I was injured 3 days later. Summit of Clyde Minaret:

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Injured finger: This is one of the cases where it's allot worse then it looks. It wasn't until the following day I got 3 rocks out of the wound.

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Re: That Time Again

Postby oldranger » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:41 am

cg

I suspect you meant to write "Cloud Canynon" rather than "Deadman."

Rouge,

Ugh! Even as and EMT I hated blood! :(

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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:45 am

Well one good thing about the injured finger is it was a wake up call on what I need in my first aid kit. All these years that I would go without one or throw it away while out there. And even though I had one this year it was only good for 2 or 3 poor dressings of the wound. I actually threw away the gauze and tape that was in my first aid kit before I left. If I hadn't hit up a trail crew on the way out I would of barely had enough to get by.

I do have to say I hated using cloth pads and gauze on the finger because it didn't matter how much antiseptic cream I put on when it was time to change it the cloth was so completely dried into the wound that I would have to constantly coat it in water to even begin painfully peeling it off trying not to rip the wound open as it goes. There has got to be a better solution then that. :-k

I also have a new rule that when I tackle loose cross country passes I am going to wear gloves the whole time. I actually had gloves on that day because it was so cold but then I took them off about 15 minutes before I fell. :rolleyes:
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Re: That Time Again

Postby SandStorm » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:51 pm

Bloody good call on the gloves, mate. Bloody good.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby jfnr » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:30 pm

Whats Happening Rouge,

I think we may have hung out at the Vermillion right around the 1st of September. I had a great trip up to Mott lake and had a good time "as always" hanging out with really cool and interesting people at VVR. I hpoe the rest of you trip was good. I will be back up next year around the same time. Probably going to head up to Seven Gables from the east side (again). let me know if you plan to be in that area next year. Thanks for the tip on HST.
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Re: That Time Again

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:08 pm

Yeah had a good time hanging with you there. Not sure what will happen next year. I keep planning to save up to buy a vehicle and start driving but at the same time I want to just do another long hike. Only time will tell.
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