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Postby tomcat_rc » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:09 pm

as it turns out - 2 groups had this hike scheduled same day - so we combined for added company

Snow Nymph has scheduled these as a birthday hike
CLMRG also had a group trip

Saturday - Rachel W., Bob H., Bill S., Mark M. and I left Ridgecrest to meet at the Queen Saddle turnoff. After some dinking around in Bishop - including a trip to Wilsons - it was off to the hills. I had to stop and get some food when I realized I had left by food bag sitting at home on kitchen counter.

We got to turnoff around 430 - Snow Nymph had been there about a half hour and had not noticed anyone else headed up. The Tahoe girls showed up within 30 minutes - Kerstin & Anita. We waited for Quintinc for awhile - then decided to leave note and head off to trailhead. Up at the trailhead we met Sierragator who had arrived about 2 hours earlier from Vegas(welcome back to the mountains my friend). Snow took one more drive down the hill about 8:00 to see if Larry had arrived late.

Saturday night we had fire, drinks and good cheer - all went to bed around 930 with thoughts of next days hike.

Sunday - we all left trail around 7 or so. There was snow at the upper elevation but not enough to take the snow gear(thankfully). Almost all made it to Boundary Peak - half the group braved the snow and ugly rocks/talus to summit Montgomery as well.

Great day for a hike - weather was perfect :partyman: :partyman:
Happy Birthday to Snow Nymph - congrats on a succesfull peak summit.

pictures to be posted later



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Postby Trekker » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:30 pm

Glad to hear you had a great hike and that Snowy had great weather and a successful summit for her birthday!!! :nod: Sounds like a lot of fun; wish I could have been there. :(
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Postby Sierragator » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:03 pm

That was a GREAT welcome home. It was great to see old friends and to finally meet snownymph, madeintahoe, kerstin, and mark. Looking forward to those pix.
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Postby quentinc » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:13 pm

I wish I could have been there too! I drove around in circles on Rte 6 looking for the turnoff, but it was impossible to find after dark. Oh well -- I did have a nice time day hiking in the Eastern Sierra instead, but wished I could have joined you guys.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:56 pm

time to invest in a gps and a good mapping program(or topozone will get you some waypoints) - sorry we missed you - was a grand day on the moutain
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Postby quentinc » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:41 pm

I am a dedicated hater of technology (especially in the wilderness!), but the advantages of a GPS are becoming apparent.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:34 pm

Here's some PHOTOS: Day 1 of 5: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/554972954QFKgbs

I got to the Queen Mine turnoff a little early, and had time to check out "Janie's Ranch". A lot of small bedrooms with gaudy decor and a little brown "tip tray" or something like that on the wall. :unibrow:

Working on the Boundary Peak dayclimb and hope to get it up before I leave tomorrow!
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Postby Kerstin » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:48 pm

It was wonderful to meet all of you! I had such a great time! Thank you for posting the photos, Cori. I'm looking forward to seeing the others. :D
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Postby tomcat_rc » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:27 am

enjoyed meeting and hiking with everyone this trip - sorry we could not be there to enjoy some cake and more celebration. I know my middle could use the extra pounds. then again we figured was a good night for girls night out. :D

finally got around to uploading photos - club photo was giving me fits earlier - so if you get little red x-s and no picts check back later - promise the weekend was not wasted taking pictures of red x's

Tom's picts: http://members3.clubphoto.com/tom103807 ... uest.phtml

also Bob H. put his up also: http://members19.clubphoto.com/bob77253 ... uest.phtml
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:06 am

:D LOL!!! Thanks tomcat! I didn't see any red X's. Enjoyed the photos from you and Bob.

This was my first all girls group trip! All the way til Wednesday! :partyman: :partyman:

MiT and Kirsten, I'm so glad you two made it for this trip! Hanging out was fun and you made this a special birthday! SnowDude had to travel on my :birthday, but I still took the days off and we had a great time! :D

Photos later . . .
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:02 pm

Sunday, 22 October 2006
Boundary Peak to celebrate being "half a century old"

Day 2 of 5 - PHOTOS (webshots): http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/555126161nYWKUw


Day 2 of 5 - same PHOTOS (SmugMug):
http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/2143441


The trip report is in the captions

edit: adding SmugMug version of photos
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Postby BSquared » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:11 pm

Wow sounds like a great trip. What's the deal with "Janie's Ranch," though? Looks like a slightly spooky run-down place... oh, wait .... Nevada ... Ranch .... Hmmm... Am I being Very Naive here? Maybe somebody needs to private-message me to give me a clue ;)
time to invest in a gps and a good mapping program(or topozone will get you some waypoints) - sorry we missed you - was a grand day on the moutain

You guys all probably know this, but climber.org has driving directions to all kinds of trailheads, with GPS waypoints, at
http://climber.org/DrivingDirections/. They do have Boundary/Montgomery on their list http://www.climber.org/DrivingDirections/Boundary.html. Hope this is useful.

I think I'll just have to take over BeachAv8R's job so I can get out to California whenever I want to, and hike ... *sigh*. Did I mention that I'm married to someone (whom I dearly love) who really hates California? Double sigh...
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