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Bloody Mountain - Hurd Peak

Postby tomcat_rc » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:00 am

Saturday morning drove up near Mammoth to the Sherwin Creek Rd. to
meet Snow Nymph, Trailtreekr and Rachel. together we all commuted up to the Bloody trailhead where we hiked Bloody Mtn. awesome views all day long including Mono Lake, Mammoth, the Minerettes, Bear Creek Spire, and lots of other lakes and peaks.

the only downside of the day - when we got back down to where we
left my truck - someone had blocked my truck in with their oversized
lifted truck. only good navigation and driving got me out without
tearing up the desert and truck. finished off the day with dinner at
Whoa Neli Deli in Lee Vining and then back to Mammoth to relax at
the condo(not mine).
http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/3273629#181550983

Sunday morning - was originally going to hike Baldwin - but the gals
looked kinda worn out from Friday and Saturday hikes - so we picked
a peak with less miles. after a great breakfast in Mammoth drove
over to South Lake in Bishop where we hiked Hurd Peak from the South
Lake trailhead. we went up Bishop Pass trailhead and around Long
Lake for the approach. after a short gain it was mostly class III
from there including some pretty "airy" type moves. excellent views
of Sill, Aggasiz, Cloudripper and more.
http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/3275732#181626916

was another great hiking weekend. one loss though - I blew out my
second pair of boots this year - looks like I will be lucky to get
by with 3 pair of boots this year. another fine weekend spent above 10k feet - working on 17+ and no sign of stopping soon.
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want



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Postby KathyW » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:02 am

What type of run was going on Saturday on your way to Mammoth? - it looks like a large group of runners.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:35 am

the kids all looked between 8-13; so I assume it was some type of summer camp
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:35 pm

wait, wait, wait..... the GIRLS looked kinda worn out??? HUH?? I do recall some male person at the breakfast table with bloodshot eyes...uh, was that you??? hehehehehee!
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:48 pm

I am STILL laughing at the classic shot of Cori at the TH!! Too funny!
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Postby madeintahoe » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:20 am

Tom..Those are such nice beautiful pictures of both days! I love the reddish slopes around Bloody Mountain...a little bit of a different area. Nice that you all still had some flowers in bloom. The Sierra is sure dry :eek: ..just specks here and there of snow. Looks like everyone had a good two days

Love Cori's gaiters..very cute :D
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:11 pm

You got some great shots! I'm still laughing at the Yippeee! photo! I'm gonna borrow it!

Still working on my Bloody photos!
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 tomcat_rc » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:29 pm

hi Anita =
I loved the colors in the area also - getting harder to find wildflowers out this late dry season

Cori -
yippee is fun - amazing you still kept a smile on your face. now that you are finally Home - get some pictures up

TT - why should I not have bloody eyes after hiking bloody mountain - and with the stunning gals to look at :unibrow:
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:07 pm

No internet service at the new home yet . . . I'm sitting in the old apartment right now and its really hot and miserable here, :retard: but I shouldn't complain since it was rent free for 4 months. :D We still have internet service here, and the new place won't get hooked up til next week, so it'll take a few days to get pix up. :computer:

Here's the pix from Bloody Mtn:
http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3280113#183739492
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