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McGee Creek, Mt Emerson and Mt Gould

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:30 am

Friday: Hiked as far as the last meadow before Big McGee Lake to look for my lost Teva (from July 4th). I'm guessing I lost it near camp on the west side of the lake.

Saturday: Dayclimbed Mt Emerson with Tomcat and Sierragator. We met Asher and Dan that morning and spent some time hanging out at the summit and after descending at Loch Leven. Fun climb!

Sunday: Dayclimbed Mt Gould.

I'm so far behind on these photos, I'm posting out of order. More later

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Sunday, 15 July 2007
Onion Valley (9,200') to Mt Gould (13,005')

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/31 ... #172233767


Dayclimbed Mt Gould solo. I was tired and almost turned back a few times.
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Postby Trekker » Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:55 am

Here's the correct link to Snowy's Mt. Gould pics:

http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3157968#173555165
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Mt Emerson (13,225')

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:22 am

Trekker, Thanks for the correct link! I shouldn't post when I'm tired :retard:



Saturday, 14 July 2007
North Lake to Mt Emerson

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/31 ... #173842022

Dayclimbed Mt Emerson with Tomcat and Sierragator. We met Dan and Asher in the parking lot, and ended up hiking / taking breaks with them. Great views from the summit, great company and fun climbing!
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Postby giantbrookie » Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:50 pm

Nice photos and nice climb--I was particularly interested in your Emerson photos. I'm still kicking myself for messing up the route and giving myself such a scare in 1987. I climbed from Piute L. and for some reason attempted to turn a gendarme on the west ridge on the north instead of more sensible south side leading to some very loose class 4 before I turned back a few feet and one very unreliable and committing mantle move from finishing the thing. I then vowed never to go back. I think your post and photos put it back on the target list.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:43 pm

Brookie-
this was attempt number 3 for me - so I was more than thrilled when we all got on summit.

my first two attempts were more of a western approach(first time I went all the way to Piute Pass to see the view) and that was what we had in mind this time. I was glad to run into Dan and Asher at the parking lot. after short conversation realized we were all doing the same peak. when I peeked at their map I saw a different route penned in. we talked for a bit and a modified plan went into affect - take the rib just south of the drainage that leads to the 2nd small lake above Loch Leven. Corri, Jim & I were all on summit in less than 6 hours. after about an hour on summit we were about ready to head down when here come Asher and Dan. it was so fun chatting with them we spent nearly another hour on summit.

we got a few sprinkles back down near Loch Leven and on the way down. some great new wildflowers including Tiger Lilly. working on photos now too and will post later


and just to show you that you are never too old to get out there
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edit - pictures added:
http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/3164367#173961686
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Postby ridgeline » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:46 am

Awesome weekend you guys! I need to pick your brains on the route for Emerson.
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Postby KathyW » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:24 am

Yes, it does sound like you had a good weekend - thanks for sharing. Emerson is one I'd like to do also - and eventually Humphrey's too.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:35 am

I'll be doing Emerson again! It was a fun climb!

TC, the flower at the end is some kind of buckwheat, maybe Rose & White Buckwheat. Thanks for a fun trip!

I think most of us were on our 2nd attempt. Glad we made it!
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Postby ridgeline » Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:01 pm

Please E mail me on the next attempt of Emerson. Thanks ,I will be trying Mt Abbot this Sat morning, 5am start with three others, most likely a real slow pace, one young lady is flying from Florida.
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:16 pm

yeah, Emerson looked fun. Nice pics, Snowy. Will talk to you about it, would like to try it. Didn't look too scary.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:58 pm

Thought about you up there, Ridgeline. Or at least your entries to your granddaughter. I'll let you know next time. Sooz, you could do it. Trust me. :nod:
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Postby ridgeline » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:28 am

Just went through the photos again, great way to start the day! Love the Emerson summit block.
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