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Birthday wkend: Glass, Mono Craters, Piper Mtn, Pyramid Pk

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:33 pm

Friday, 19 October 2007 (day 1 of 4)
Glass Mountain (11,140'), 4X

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3704057#212249591


Trailtrekker and Mtflyer joined me for the weekend in Mammoth, to celebrate my 51st birthday. Since it was a longer drive than usual, we wanted a short easy hike. Glass Mountain was on TT's list, and the last time I did it was in a snow storm.

The road was blocked 2.5 miles from the TH. Mtflyer came to the rescue, and moved 3 trees with his truck and tow ropes. After the hike, we drove to Whoa Nellie Deli (one of my favorite places to eat) by Mono Lake, and even got a birthday song from everyone there! Fun birthday celebration!

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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 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:55 pm

Trailtrekker sure looks happy in that first pic, doesn't she? :unibrow:

Glad you got a little better weather than last time! Looks like you had some really clear views.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:34 pm

Trekker wrote:Trailtrekker sure looks happy in that first pic, doesn't she? :unibrow:


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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:40 pm

hee heee! Trekker!!!

here's my pics - still have to add some pics from WND,they are in the other camera, which I seem to have temporarily misplaced.....

http://trailtrekker.smugmug.com/gallery/3703206
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:28 pm

whoa! look at all those candles! :)

here's to many, many more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:14 pm

Crater pics:
http://trailtrekker.smugmug.com/gallery/3710493

Some of these are redundant, will fix soon. Such a neat looking place, it was hard to decide which pics looked best...
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:37 am

Saturday, 20 October 2007 (day 2 of 4)
Crater Mountain and South Crater, Mono Craters

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/37 ... #212802749


It was really windy in Mammoth, so we decided to hike Mono Craters instead of the Sierra. The two high points are Crater Mountain (9,172') and South Crater (9,138'). It got a little windy, and when we summitted Crater Mountain, the sun came out.
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Postby ridgeline » Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:02 am

Happy birthday Snowy, you look younger each year, must be the mountains.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:15 pm

thanks, Ridgeline! Thanks Sooz and Joe for spending the weekend with me. It was fun, all the cake and hiking and parties! :birthday :partyman: :drinkers: and you too tomcat, for driving out to meet us! Fun times!

Great pix, Sooz!

Wish you could join us this weekend. :(
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Postby mountaineer » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:03 pm

Hey Snow Nymph...I was in was on the west shore of Mono lake on the 20th in that nasty wind, trying to get some decent sunrise photos. I then went and tromped around North Crater(I guess that is what you call it)...anyway, thanks for sharing your photos and trip report. here is the sunrise the morning you climbed the craters.

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Postby BSquared » Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:14 am

Wow, beautiful sunrise pictures, mountaineer! And, of course, happy birthday, Snownymph, ya young whippersnapper!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:11 am

Thanks, BS! and Mountaineer, BEAUTIFUL sunrise! We were undecided that morning on what to do because of the weather, and missed the sunrise! We decided the Sierra hike planned would be too cold and windy, so our decision to hike Mono Craters was decided Sat morning!


Sunday, 21 October 2007 (day 3 of 4)
Chocolate Mtn (aka Piper) in the Piper Mountain Wilderness

photos: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3716376#213155969


With high winds, and Hwys 14 and 395 closed, we weren’t sure where we were hiking and who would make it. We looked thru Zdon’s book, and picked a peak in DV. Tom Gossett drove out Sat night, but waited when the hwy closed. After a few hours of watching stuff getting blown across the highway, he went home. In the morning, Tomcat drove up to meet us. The weather had calmed down by then. New area and new peak for all.
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