Sierra Challenge 2016

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Re: Sierra Challenge 2016

Post by ERIC » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:44 am

Merged the 10 new topics into one since it's all on the same topic. Please post any additional days to a new post in this thread. :thumbsup:


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Re: Sierra Challenge 2016

Post by seanr » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:13 pm

ERIC wrote:Merged the 10 new topics into one since it's all on the same topic. Please post any additional days to a new post in this thread. [emoji106]
Much thanks, Eric! I prefer it that way and I'm glad to say there were only 10 days.

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Re: Sierra Challenge 2016

Post by rayfound » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:25 pm

Looks like an amazing adventure. Hard for me to see all those lakes and no one fishing! Then again, I'm an acrophobe, so I am not a fan of bagging peaks.

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Re: Sierra Challenge 2016

Post by seanr » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:40 pm

rayfound wrote:Looks like an amazing adventure. Hard for me to see all those lakes and no one fishing! Then again, I'm an acrophobe, so I am not a fan of bagging peaks.
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There was actually a fishing group of four or so folks most days and I venture up and afar for a variety of experiences. Don't climb the mountain to get to the top; climb the mountain to climb the mountain!

Also, when I was about 11, I oddly developed an intense fear of heights to the point I had to hug the inside of switchbacks on easy trails and couldn't be anywhere near anything indoors or out more than about a ten foot drop. It has been a steady journey from there. I still balk at climbing with airy exposure.

Anyway, for next summer, scheduling difficulties make it hard for me to know if I will do SC again, join an HST gathering, do something else with friends, get my kids out backpacking, all the above, or none of the above. Thankfully solo or family dayhikes are pretty much guaranteed throughout the year.

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Re: Sierra Challenge 2016

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:09 pm

That was a fun read, with a lot of great photo's, thank you posting it Sean. :nod:
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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.

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Re: Sierra Challenge 2016

Post by seanr » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:22 pm

maverick wrote:That was a fun read, with a lot of great photo's, thank you posting it Sean. :nod:
Maverick, thanks! I'm sure I'll enjoy running into some of the HST characters out in the Sierra before too long. I did spot my first HST patch near Piute Pass, belonging to stanley otter, on his last day of an impressively long trip.

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