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Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby QITNL » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:56 pm

I went up Mt Ritter last weekend, here are a few shots if you want to see what that area is looking like:

Mt Ritter, Banner Peak, Ediza Lake
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Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake
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Cecile Lake, Minarets
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Mt Davis, Donohue Pass
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby schmalz » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:46 pm

Epic! Thanks for the photos. Looks amazing up there.
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby FeetFirst » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Thank you for positing these wonderful photos!
I'm still rather convinced that you can achieve more than you've ever dreamed of if you just lower your standards.
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby maverick » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:59 pm

Marvelous photo's QITNL! A great conditions update for the area. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby Scouter9 » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:05 pm

Outstanding photos. Epic views. :thumbsup:
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby ManOfTooManySports » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:40 pm

Nice photos! I like that the Banner shot has Mono Lake in the background. Which route did you take up Ritter?
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby KathyW » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:28 pm

Thanks for the great photos. Did you post-hole much in the snow?
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby QITNL » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:46 pm

Thanks. Uh, yeah, my route was sort of interesting. Originally I was just going to hike up to Ritter Pass but got bored with that. Got home & checked my Secor, I think I did the East Face, Clyde Variation, Owens Chute. Not the shortest route, but scenic.

The snow up there is in great shape, very little postholing, nicely set Sierra Cement. Nights have been warm and it's melting fast.

Maybe you could help me with a couple of IDs of some peaks to the south?:
EDIT: Answered - ID's courtesy summitpost/boyblue

Mount Abbot, Bear Creek Spire, Mount Gabb:
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Red Slate Mountain:
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby justm » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:33 pm

Love those photos !! Wow, thanks for sharing !
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Re: Mt Ritter last weekend

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:41 pm

Thanks for the report. The Ritter Range has such wonderfully rugged alpine character and this is really enhanced in early season. I recall my one early season visit to the Ritter Range in 1968. I didn't get any further than Lake Ediza, but the photos my dad took then are amazing. In the early 70's I went back with my dad and climbed Ritter and Banner, but this was a September trip and there wasn't too much snow.
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