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Basin Mountain (13,240') from Horton Lakes - 3 day backpack

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:58 pm

Day 1 of 3: Saturday, 2 September 2006
Horton Lakes TH (8,200’) to Horton Lakes (9,970’)
Photos: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/553813776pKEGHs

After a few hours of sleep, we got up to wait in line for a permit at the Lone Pine Ranger Station. I got #5, and the list on the door said there were 3 permits for South Fork Big Pine left. By the time my number was called, only one was left. We settled for Horton Lakes, but was a little disappointed. We drove to Bishop and stopped at the ranger station to see if maybe someone cancelled. No such luck! So we drove for about an hour to Horton Lakes Trailhead. It was a short hike in, and would have gotten to camp earlier if SnowDude’s camelback didn’t break. The lid floated down the cascades, and we looked for almost an hour hoping it got snagged somewhere. We got to Horton Lakes and found a really nice site, complete with firewood stacked in 3 piles by size. We cleaned up, had dinner by the fire that night, and got to bed early.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:26 am

Day 2 of 3: Sunday, 3 September 2006
Dayclimbed Basin Mountain (13,240') from Horton Lakes (9,970')
Photos: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/553845469zCEyTR


Spectacular views from the summit! Again, we spent way too much time at the summit, picking out peaks and places we've been. We could see our SHR trip from start to finish from last year! :D
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:17 am

Monday, 4 September 2006
Day 3 of 3: The hike out and sex on the trail
Photos: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/553896129dmNkis


It was interesting, whatever it was …
:-k
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby giantbrookie » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:46 am

Nice photos. That is a really fine peak that doesn't get it's just due; that peak is not nearly as admired as it should be. I really must climb that, given that I missed out back in '91 owing to breaking my ankle the day before the scheduled climb while messing around at Upper Horton after taking my dad up Mt. Tom.
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 madeintahoe » Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:27 am

What a beautiful area! Thank you for picking up those balloons :D

Beautiful pictures you took. I LOVE the grasshoppers..funny cute little faces :)
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