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Blackcap Traverse

Postby Eric1234 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:39 am

a grand tour of every peak on the LeConte and White divides
http://peaksforfreaks.blogspot.com/2014 ... verse.html



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Re: Blackcap Traverse

Postby giantbrookie » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:36 am

Grand tour indeed! I was actually planning to get some work started this morning, but I couldn't resist reading this first--so much for my morning work ethic. What a terrific report (as always, but this one is extra special) with great photos and cool climbing. What is particularly amazing about this is taking the full pack up and down all those class 3 and 4 moves. This is not your average off trail backpacking trip, that is for sure. I have been to some of these spots (the lakes below many of those peaks, especially), including Reinstein and Finger (a peak I too wanted to do for many years until finally getting there in 2008), but some of the other peaks have longed looked pretty appealing to me. Black Crown and Bibay have stood out when I looked at them from various places, although Black Crown for all its good looks, loses considerable climbing appeal because of that splintery loose metamorphic crud.
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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Re: Blackcap Traverse

Postby AaronRDavis » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:00 pm

Such an awesome trip, and neat trip report. Thank you for sharing.
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Re: Blackcap Traverse

Postby brvoyles » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:17 pm

Epic! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Blackcap Traverse

Postby Mradford » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:19 am

Wow, awesome trip! Made me tired just reading about the last two days. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Blackcap Traverse

Postby thegib » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:11 am

Eric,

Your trip reports are superb. I'm envious and humbled by your ambition and execution. As irritated as I am at a young punk doing exactly what I'd like to be able to do, I come away from your descriptions more informed and more eager to go. Carry on dude.
(I think I described that summit as "shitty" cus it was covered in Marmot dung.)
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Re: Blackcap Traverse

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:43 pm

Eric1234,

PM sent.
HST= Wilderness Adventurer who knows no bounds, except for their own imagination.

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: Blackcap Traverse

Postby tseaney » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Fantastic trip report and beautiful pictures...so jealous!
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