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Two Teats, Mt Baldwin and White Wing Mtn

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:53 pm


Saturday, 28 July 2007
Convict Creek TH (7,600') to Mt Baldwin (12, 615')

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/32 ... #178870903

Forgot my poles, went back to the condo and got a late 8:20am start. The log crossing at the creek was gone . . . I fell in front first and my carbon fiber trekking pole went down the cascades. My camera got a little wet but worked, then died the next day. We met Trailtrekker and SDsierrahiker at the meadow by Mildred Lake. They backpacked in on Friday. By now SnowDude was feeling altitude and decided the meadow was a good turnaround point. I continued with the Trailtrekker and SDsierrahiker. We stopped at the first calcite mine, then SDsierrahiker found some fossils, then the big calcite mine, and the summit. A little over an hour at the summit, then we headed back. I left Mildred Lake at 7:50pm, and arrived at the parking lot at 10:20pm. SnowDude was waiting with a beer for me!


Friday: dayclimbed both high points of Two Teats (11,387') from Deadman Pass (10,255') with SnowDude

Sunday: dayclimbed White Wing Mtn (10,014') from Glass Creek (8,590') with SnowDude
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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Postby Trekker » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:10 pm

Nice pics as usual, Snowy! Probably want to find somewhere else for your swim lessons, though! And what's going on.........no action pics of you falling??? You're getting slow on the draw!!! :unibrow:

Think that's the first time I've seen bee and millipede pics in a Sierra album. :-k
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Postby ridgeline » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:06 pm

Snowy, great photos as always, sorry about the fall, I went down a few weeks back myself, stepped on a boulder which rose up and bit my shin as it threw me to the ground and then pinned my leg, looked like something out of pro wrestling.
Thats one good hubby you have, cold beers ready when you get back!
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Postby Trekker » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:46 pm

Ridgeline, was that you I saw at the Laugh Factory a few years ago??? :lol:
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:27 pm

I guess I forgot to add that even though it was a long hike, it was AWESOME! Trailtrekker rates this as one of the best peaks she’s done that’s a non-14er. I heard SDsierrahiker say “this is such a COOL peakâ€
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Two Teats on Friday

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:31 pm

Friday, 27 July 2007
Deadman Pass to Two Teats

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3240958#179287299


We did Two Teats as a warm-up hike for the weekend.


I'll work on White Wing Mtn if I can get internet connection out there.


Off to the Sierra for 10 days to do a few Sierra Challenge hikes!
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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Postby giantbrookie » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:04 pm

Nice photos. I've always liked Mt Baldwin, and I am particularly relieved to see the calcite mine in fine shape (been to the summit only once, but the mine and Bright Dot Lake 4 times). I remember in the earliest 90's hearing of a harebrained plan by the USFS to "restore" the mine. I can't imagine how expensive that would have been (lots of helicopter hours?) and for what? It's not like it really looks that much like a mine anyway. It's just this wonderful jumble of glittering calcite rhombs.
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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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:34 pm

Finally got my Baldwin pics up in case anyone is interested....

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2027 ... 0505YTBEWo

It really was a fun peak!
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:38 pm

"Once I got out of the water, I was going to ask SnowDude why he didn’t grab my pole. He was holding the back of my pack so I didn’t go down the cascades. So no pix."

Gee, Snowy, next time tell him to let go and take pics of you flying down the creek. It's just not like you to miss a photo op like that!! HAHAHA! :lol:
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Postby ridgeline » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:49 am

TT, cool pics, lets see, Cori in the water, you found a water faucet, ice cube looking stuff, does this mean we are going to have a wet year?
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:10 am

Still catching up on photos :)


Friday, 27 July 2007
Two Teats

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3240958#179287299



We did Two Teats as a warm-up hike for the weekend.
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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