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Beautiful Milestone Mountain 13,641 Day Hike From Camp

Postby madeintahoe » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:12 am

It has been almost two weeks that I have been back from this trip...finally getting my pictures together....Kerstin, Sally & myself did a day hike from our camp in lower Milestone Basin to the top of Milestone Mountain. Some of you have probably heard of this pretty remote Sierra Peak! You can see it far away from many places in the Sierra..it is a stunning peak to see in real ...Located on the Great Western Divide & next to the Kings Kern Divide, gorgeous mountains all around it!

I took way to many pictures on this trip :eek: ..I am doing two albums..this one of just the peak hike & another one of the Backpacking..which I will post when I get that done.
This was a wonderful day & so happy we all got to the summit :) ...the weather got worse during the day which was a little worrisome, so we did not stay on top as long as we would have liked to...still feel fortunate to have had the time I did up there!
This is a beautiful hike from the start to the summit!
My picture album for anyone that would like to see the area are here
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/560264783Pepgme
I did not put captions on all of them..sorry so many :eek:



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Postby langenbacher » Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:31 pm

Good job! From the :) 's on your faces, I wouldn't know how tough it was if it wan't for the other pictures! Milestone is now definitely on my "to do" list. Thanks! Looking forward to the second album!
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Postby Skibum » Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:42 pm

Very nice! :thumbsup:
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:44 pm

Milestone is definitely on my 'to do' list now! What an awesome looking peak! I saw it last week from University and thought of you. You all look so happy up there! :D
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Postby giantbrookie » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:15 pm

Very nice photos and report. That is one sweet peak and a cool route to boot. It's been on my target list for awhile. Perhaps if I come out of peak bagging "retirement" it will be for Milestone.
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 tomcat_rc » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:39 pm

wow! -
milestone looked fun & exciting - well photoed.
glad to see not all the water dried up :crybaby:
nice to see columbine and other flowers
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Postby quentinc » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:15 pm

Those were really beautiful! And that looks like some pretty serious climbing up to the notch. Was this part of your Shepherd Pass trip?
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Postby Kerstin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:51 am

Thank you for posting the photos, Anita! :)
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Postby KathyW » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:43 am

Anita - the pictures are just beautiful!!! I like the shot of the three of you on the summit smiling. That mountain looks like it was a tough but really nice climb.

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Postby madeintahoe » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:58 pm

Gosh...Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments! So nice of you all to post a comment

Harry yes one day you need to go
Cori..it is a stunning peak for sure and to see it so close up in real was something

Larry this was part of my Shepherd Pass trip & there was water still in Symmes creek :eek:

Kerstin thanks again for a great day....what a fun peak it was for me to get up!

Thank you again everyone! I am almost done with the other pictures of the backpacking trip and I will post those
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Postby MooseTracks » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:34 pm

MIT:
Wow! I got a good look at the Milestone Basin from Centennial Peak a few weeks back, but being down in it with you made it even more a paradise! Definitely on the 'to do' list.
BTW: might be heading your way this winter. I'm thinkin' Tahoe Rim Trail snowshoe/ski?? Thoughts?
-Laura :cool:
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Postby madeintahoe » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:50 pm

Laura....Thank you! Yes, Centennial Peak....I must have a picture of it..but not sure which one it is :retard: I have a few pics I took on the hike out that show the GWD range..and one of those pictures has to have it in it. Also my last pic on my album which I took starting down from the peak looking in that direction may have it in it.

I am going to ask Kerstin she may be able to identify it..I am now curious on which one it is.
Very cool you may be here in Tahoe this winter..you just let me know and if I can send you any info or help with anything. TRT would be very nice for snowshoeing, also Hope Valley is beautiful for snowshoe or ski and the Carson Pass area/Kirkwood
Keep me posted that would be so nice!
That must have been pretty cool looking down into Milestone Basin from that high up
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