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Independence Peak 10/08/06

Postby Ranboze » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:06 am

Snow Nymph, Tomcat rc, Ridgeline and I enjoyed a great day summiting Independence Peak. We left the trail to Robinson Lake 0.85 mile from the parking area and headed towards the ridge. Choices, choices, choices - we headed for the gully to the left of the knob that has the chockstone to its right. The storms of the last few days encompassed the peaks from Lone Pine to just south of Independence Peak. A cloudy morning gave way to a gorgeous afternoon. I had a fabulous time with the group and the guys were great at helping me up, over, and down the rocky stuff.

My photos are here
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:25 am

Nice ones, Ranboze! I have to do this one again- never made it to the actual summit, must have taken a wrong turn somewhere....
Some of the route you posted was definately familiar, I will have to get some info on the route from you and Snowy.
Thanks for posting!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:36 pm

That was a FUN trip! My legs were tired after doing 3000' on Saturday. This was a lot easier than when I did it a few months ago! I'll have my pics up tonight! :D :D :D
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Postby Ranboze » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:40 pm

I think you should always do 3000 ft the day before I hike with you! At least I have a chance of keeping up! It was GREAT FUN!
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Postby tomcat_rc » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:11 pm

hiked with SnowNymph, Ranboze, & Ridgeline on Sunday - what a great group to hike with. You all saved my bacon when I realized I had forgotten my cap and gloves - I want to thank you again. :D

my pictures: http://members3.clubphoto.com/tom103807 ... uest.phtml



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hey it calls me a newbie - how long do I have to be a member before I am not a newbie - did my status get lost when the forum got changed - how embarrasing!!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:06 pm

Great photos, Tom! :rockon: Where's Ridgeline's photos? I'm still working on mine :computer: :whistle:

Yeah, Robin, it was a GREAT trip!! =D> \:D/ =D> \:D/ =D>
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:44 am

Webshots was painfully slow last night. I fell asleep for awhile, and now its working ok.

My photos of Independence Peak dayclimb: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/554680810gQYZJn


A great trip and great company!
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Postby ridgeline » Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:24 am

Great photos, Tom, Ranboze, Snowy, I will try and get mine going tonight, sat down last night and dozed off in front of the computer. Thanks for the day it was awsome! cant wait to do another one.
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Postby skywalker » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:12 am

From a newbie....sure looked like a nice peak to bag. You guys are intrepid :)
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Postby wingding » Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:43 pm

Congratulation on Independence everyone. I thought there would be more snow. I guess I'm out of touch after 3 weeks at home.
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Postby ridgeline » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:25 pm

OK, kinda got my photos up, a few shots need to turn, and some editing to do, but here they are for now.

http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/554722201kbhkUT
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Postby ridgeline » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:12 pm

Need some help here, am I seeing Mt Bradley, and Center Peak, in this photo? What else? Taken from Independence pk ridge looking south.
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