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Postby Rosabella » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:11 am

What a fun Birthday Weekend! Looks like you all had a great time, albeit some of the Mono Crater pictures looked pretty cold and windy. Pretty area though.

Glad you had a fun birthday weekend Cori!! :birthday



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Postby Mtflyer » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:35 pm

Cori, it was fun hiking with you on your birthday weekend. Really enjoyed the crater hike. Got my photos up

Glass Mountain http://joeidoni.smugmug.com/gallery/3714287

Crater Mountain http://joeidoni.smugmug.com/gallery/3714291

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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:07 pm

Great shots, Joe!
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Postby mountaineer » Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:19 pm

If there is ever anybody I was envious of it would be Snowy...she is ALWAYS doing something in the mountains. I get up there 3-4 times a year nowadays. :crybaby:
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:19 pm

A month late, but here it is . . . .

Monday, 22 October 2007 (day 4 of 4)
Pyramid Peak (11,724') south of Mammoth Lakes

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3738522#219490518


On my 51st birthday, my plan was to climb Pyramid Peak just south of Mammoth Lakes. I didn't find any beta on this peak, and chose a route by looking at a map. It was tougher than expected with manzanita and big boulders and no sign of a use trail. I got into some deep snow between boulders, lost elevation to get around, thought about how long it would take me from where I was to summit, the drive home and getting to work on time, and gave up on summitting. I'll try a different way next time.
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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Re: Birthday wkend: Glass, Mono Craters, Piper Mtn, Pyramid Pk

Postby dpmach » Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:56 pm

great pictures. i was amazed at the obsidian quarry you were on. I would have pulled out my stone knapping kit and make myself a point or a biface :)
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Re: Birthday wkend: Glass, Mono Craters, Piper Mtn, Pyramid Pk

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:39 am

I was dreaming about an obsidian fireplace! Beautiful obsidian out there!
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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Re: Birthday wkend: Glass, Mono Craters, Piper Mtn, Pyramid Pk

Postby SynergyBlue » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:19 pm

I took a geography class during the winter session and whenever I see pictures of rocks, I tend to try and figure out what types of rocks they are, how they were formed, and where they came from. Thanks alot Mr. Powell :p . The pictures were beautiful.
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Re: Birthday wkend: Glass, Mono Craters, Piper Mtn, Pyramid Pk

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:57 pm

You should check out Bat Mountain! The conglomerate and landscape are amazing!

http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/42 ... #246104739
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