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T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby hamsterfish » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:31 am


Did a brief weekend trip in Yosemite a few weeks back (June 7,8,9). Started at Tuolomne Meadows, up Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass and then back.
Temps were 80's most of the time with a few light rain/hail storm that lasted about 5 minutes.
Crowds were minimal, mosquitoes were moderate. We were warned it was very muddy...but only found a few muddy spots that were easy to walk around.

Here's a video we did:



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Re: T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby Vaca Russ » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:12 am

Hamster,

Great video. It is a good thing you guys are not affected by whiskey! :)

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Re: T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby millertime » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:28 pm

Cool video TR!

A few things:
1. I about jumped out of my chair at The Joy Formidable
2. All of your music was awesome.
3. You are a nut.

I may attempt a video TR this summer using my LX7 and Pentax K7 though that would chew up a lot of battery over 7 days...
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Re: T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby hamsterfish » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:35 pm

Thanks! :) I'm still really new at camera stuff.
Glad I'm not the only backpacker who likes that kind of music! I try to only use songs that are stuck in my head at the time.
I'm pretty new at camera stuff...This trip I used a gopro and a Canon G15. With all the time lapse shots, I went through 3 gopro batteries for this trip alone! So bring spares for sure.
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Re: T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby cgundersen » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:14 am

After watching this, I just cannot wait to get back for another mind-body-soul purification effort in the Sierra; what were you using that whiskey for?
The Bearikade apparently did the trick? Didn't have to share a single drop with those clever beasts, or did you?
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Re: T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby hamsterfish » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:48 pm

Yep I've taken the bearikade on about a dozen trips and it does the trick.
It's lighter than Garcia designs, etc. The only bummer is the edges are kinda sharp and are wearing into my backpack.
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Re: T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:08 pm

Another fun video Chris, thanks for sharing it. :thumbsup:
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: T.R -Lyell Canyon to Donohue Pass - June 7-9, 2013

Postby kpeter » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:57 pm

I enjoyed your video! It brought back lots of place-memories. Thanks!
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