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Jurassic Peak, Round Mountain and Scodie Peak

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:43 am

Friday, 30 November 2007 (day 1 of 3)
Haiwee Ridge (aka Jurassic Peak)

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3929056#228163371



Plan was to hike a Southern Sierra Peak, but rain and wind changed our plans. Rachel met me at Cactus Flats Road, and we did a quick warm up hike to Jurassic Peak. It was in the low 40s with strong winds, and we were chilled
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Postby Rosabella » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:01 pm

Oh man.... does that look cold!!! :eek:

Looks like another great trip. A little creepy, though, with the register and bones, but LOVE the hats ;)!
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Postby ridgeline » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:04 pm

I feel the cold air just looking at the photos, nice hats!
Looks like Doug was working on some dry wall , painting? I wonder if he could use a bunch of us for a day? can bring tools, will work for pizza.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:11 am

Those hats were fun! I didn't want to spend $45 on it, though. Friday temp was nothing compared to Saturday! I was prepared with a good layering system, and only my fingers and toes got cold. Need those gloves with the mitten conversion for days like that!

Saturday, 1 December 2007 (day 2 of 3)
Sage Flat (5,800') to Round Mountain (9,884')

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3929066#228484980


On the way to Sage Flat, I followed a bear running up the road to where we camped. Couldn't get the camera out of my pocket! The bear scared a big wingspan bird (?) and then a kit fox when it dove in the bushes. Moose Tracks camped out with me, and in the morning Rachel and Tomcat showed up for a dayclimb in some VERY cold weather! We started hiking (25 deg) up the cowtrail to Olancha Pass, then took the PCT to a gully and headed for Round Mtn. Temp at the summit was 14 deg, and -20 with windchill (MINUS 20!) So cold and windy we didn't get a summit photo (couldn't get the cameras set up). We came down the main trail. It was a great hike!
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Postby ridgeline » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:48 pm

Tomcat, no shorts?
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Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:28 pm

-25 windchill - yeah no shorts - even my undies were long

picts from Round:
http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/3936665#228833424

Scodie was a much nicer day on Sunday

picts from Scodie:
http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/3936684#228616634

and I should have known this was a bad sign:
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but photo for tree of the day:
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mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Postby Trekker » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:12 am

Nice pics, everyone! Great views, the warm sun is shining........... :p

Need more snow and ice in the pics. It doesn't LOOK cold enough!!! :D
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:49 pm

Sunday, 2 December 2007 (day 3 of 3)
Walker Pass to Scodie Mountain

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3929091#228913097


Tomcat invited us to do a trip with the KRVHC, leading his first trip with the group.
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