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Mt. Whitney

Postby tomcat_rc » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:23 pm

Saturday was ideal conditions and beautiful weather for a summit. 4 of us started at 4:20 via MR - Rick Graham caught up to us around Clyde Meadow and joined us for the hike.

everyone made summit - me for #19. went down via main trail. I was first to lay down a glisade track in from the bowl at trail crest. made it back to car at 7:15 - so a little under 15 hours round trip

I will post pictures later when I decide on new photo web hosting site.
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Postby ridgeline » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:44 pm

Good job Tom! I thought you were doing the MR next week.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:12 pm

yep - next Saturday I am joining Rachel for a day of R&R - I will miss hiking with you all then but will try and join Sunday's traverse hike.

if we are successful next Saturday - it will be #20 - one year SierraGator and I had 6 summits of Whitney in a single year - and we found time to hike other peaks also.

one of these days got to get back and try for the Quadfecta - Carillon, Russell, Whitney, & Muir - cuz I aint getting any younger
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Postby ridgeline » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:24 pm

Probably wont see you next week, TrailBud and I are gonna try Snow Crown as an overnighter, Drive up Sat hike out and sleep as close to the summit as possible, finish and come out Sun.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:36 pm

Congratulations on #19! And good luck on #20! :D
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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