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Ball Mountain

Postby tomcat_rc » Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:23 pm

Snow Nymph and I hiked Ball Mountain (elev 9256ft). We started just below the Kennedy Meadows Campround. Total trip time appr 8 hours. Glad it was not any longer - I left my headlight in the truck. I found today 2 liters of water was not enough - I ran out 2 hours before getting back to truck.

Since it's snowboarding season - this was probably my last hike with Snowy this year - want to say thanks for the great company while bagging those peaks - even the ones we did not summitt. Every day on the mountain is a good day - as long as you come home.

Almost time to tally up the years stats - I think I got around 20 new peaks in plus alot of my repeat favorites incl Dragon, Russell, and Whitney
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want

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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:59 pm

Ball was a new area for me. The hike was different, more trees, brush, a lot of ups and downs, snow, steep dirt slopes and boulders. Made it fun and challenging.

I finally got to the coffee shop for internet connection.

Sunday, 24 December 2006
Kennedy Meadows to Ball Mountain
PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/2283139

Thanks for all the peaks this year! :D Looking forward to more in 2007!
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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