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Mt Sill (14,153') - 5 day trip

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:17 am


Photos: http://community.webshots.com/album/552958185vZCPMH

Day 1 - South Lake to Bishop Pass to Thunderbolt Pass, camped on ledges below Thunderbolt Pass (wk 30, day 1)
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:55 pm

Photos: http://community.webshots.com/album/553220012ZyPuLK

Day 2 of 5 - Thunderbolt Pass - Barrett Lake - Potluck Pass - Palisade Basin


This was a short day, so we took our time getting back on the trail. Quad felt a lot better. Found a nice campsite with water nearby. Cleaned up, washed hair and did laundry
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Day 3 of 5 - Mt Sill (14,153')

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:46 pm

Photos: http://community.webshots.com/album/553357921QjuHzT

Day 3 of 5 - Mt Sill (14,153')


Dayclimbed Mt Sill (14,153') from Palisade Basin. We went up a ridge between the first and second chute to avoid the steep scree. Our 8th 14er!
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Postby ridgeline » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:41 pm

Good job on Sill!
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Postby Ranboze » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:49 pm

Congratulations Cori and Scott! Awesome. Pix of the Polemonium glacier are totally cool.
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Postby quentinc » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:11 pm

That brought back fond memories. Sill has such an amazing view.
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Postby ifernau » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:04 pm

Snow Nymph,
your photos tell a fantastic story. I always enjoy them.
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Postby Kerstin » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:08 am

Great photos and very inspiring! Mt. Sill...one day.
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Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:08 am

Nice photos. I always remember Sill for one of the most studendous summit views I've ever seen. These photos bring back some nice memories. Perhaps I may come out of peak bagging retirement and start doing a few peaks again.
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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Postby wingding » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:58 am

What a great trip! - Mount Sill has been on my list for a while - maybe next year I'll get to it. You're pictures will help me with trip planning.
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Postby copeg » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:28 am

Looks like a great trip! Awesome pictures, that's an area I have been dying to get to the last few years (only made it so far as thunderbolt pass a few years ago in early spring). Looking forward to days 4 and 5...
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Postby Trekker » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:20 am

Awesome trip!!!! Tried to do it in '99, but only made it to the ridge above Potluck; still a highlight on my list of trips! What a fantastic area, and your pics are great! Some fairly challenging sections, too! Great teamwork with Snowdude! =D> Man, the views on that whole trip are just amazing. Thanks for taking the time for the great descriptions. :righton: Hopefully I'll get up there again soon!
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