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Southern Sierra Strolls: East Lamont and Sawtooth

Postby MooseTracks » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:20 pm

What do you get when you put 12 people, a flowering trail, high winds, and a BBQ together? A great weekend! After meeting Mike in Inyokern, along w/ Tomcat for dinner, we drove into Chimney Rock CG (south of Kennedy Meadows) to set up camp. Saturday dawned cold, clear, and windy, and the initial intent was Spanish Needle. Unfortunately, the remaining snow on the northern faces of that peak were above the gear that we had (shorts, trail runners). So Tom decided we would go to Plan B and head for East Lamont peak. It was trail all the way, with some mild snow traverses on the north-facing slopes, and a lovely scramble up to the summit.

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Lamont Picture Set.

After a raucous BBQ Saturday night, the remaining six of the group that camped headed up to Sawtooth Peak. It was another sunny but cold day, and we just kind of strolled along. Tom I think has better beta on mileage and elevation gain, but it was just a great way to work off, well, a fun party... :crazy: The air quality was crap from all the wind, so I spent a lot of time looking down (especially since I had found an arrowhead the day before!). So here's just a few shots from along the way:

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Sawtooth Pics are here.

Thanks to Tomcat for putting this all together, and great job to everyone out there! What a great weekend!

On a side note, I'd like to congratulate my little sister on making me an auntie! Milo Conrad was born on April 16th, 8 lbs/9 oz, 20.25 inches. I'm taking his first football up to him soon!

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Re: Southern Sierra Strolls: East Lamont and Sawtooth

Postby Trailtrekker06 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:47 pm

Fun stuff and great shots............ and congrats to your sister (and you, AUNTIE) !
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My pix from East Lamont

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:11 am

Saturday, 19 April 2008
Canebrake Road to East Lamont (too much snow on Spanish Needle)
PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/47 ... 3737_yaRSV



Group of 12 on this hike
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Too much snow on Spanish Needle and no snow gear
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So we settled for East Lamont (photo ctsy of GigaMike) New peak for all 12 of us!
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Re: Southern Sierra Strolls: East Lamont and Sawtooth

Postby tomcat_rc » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:21 am

great pictures you two - nice finally Snowy - T-Dawg doing a flip looks more like a dead puppy imitation
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Re: Southern Sierra Strolls: East Lamont and Sawtooth

Postby Moondust » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:50 pm

I second that!! Moosie and Snowy, I really enjoyed your photojournals of these hikes. Almost as much as I enjoyed the East Lamont hike! Next time I hope I can stay for the entire party and hike the next day too. :nod:

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Re: Southern Sierra Strolls: East Lamont and Sawtooth

Postby madeintahoe » Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:02 pm

What a nice loooking group you all are! Beautiful & Fun pictures.
Love the smiling faces shot...thats an awesome picture :)
A congratulations to your sister and little sweet Milo..he is precious :)

Thank you everyone for always posting and sharing your stories and photos here :D
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Re: Southern Sierra Strolls: East Lamont and Sawtooth

Postby Snow Nymph » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:10 pm

A little late . . . . .

Sunday, 20 April 2008 (day 3 of 3)
Sawtooth Peak, Southern Sierra

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Very cool!
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Also very cool!
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