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Mt Dana, Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk), Bloody Mtn

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:05 pm

Friday, 26 June 2008 (day 1 of 3)
Mount Dana (13,057') from Tioga Pass (9,943')

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/52 ... 4990_qR4HL

Today was my day to acclimatize, so I went to Tioga Pass and dayclimbed Mount Dana starting at 9,943'. I started off slow, and went at my own pace, sucking air as usual on the first day out. I was feeling the altitude at 12K, but kept at a slow pace, and ended up with my fastest time out of the 4 times summitting Dana (and I felt great!). So I think starting off fast, trying to keep up with long legged beasties, and running while they're walking is why I struggle and drop behind at altitude.

A little hazy around me, but not as bad as I expected
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Mount Dana under blue skies
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Lots of Marmots
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Reflections
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Tomorrow's hike
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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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Re: Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk) in Mammoth Lakes

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:22 pm

Saturday, 27 June 2008 (day 2 of 3)
Sherwin Crest Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk) in Mammoth Lakes

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/52 ... 4108_iFnn7


I tried this peak last year and didn't make it. Tom Gossett and Kathy Miller joined me this time. We bagged Red Peak before heading up the ridge to Pyramid Peak. We were a little disappointed when we got to "West End" and saw the sheer drop below, and Pyramid Peak on the other side. Tom Gossett pushed to get us to the summit. We almost lost him over a cliff on the way down, but he 'swam' his way out of the rock slide. The hike took longer than expected, but we still came out in daylight. It was a worthy peak!

Old ore bin, Lake Mary, Minarettes, Ritter, Banner and Mammoth Mountain
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Flowers
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Red Peak summit
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Rocks
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Boulders
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False summit
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Summit is over there
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Interesting descent
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Interesting traverse
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fun climb
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Great views from Pyramid Peak
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Really steep descent
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Tom Gossett got caught in a rockslide
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More climbing, this time used rope
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Nice sunset with Ritter and Banner
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Beautiful day and fun hike!
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: Mt Dana, Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk), Bloody Mtn

Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:26 am

nice view of Ritter - Banner sunset. Looks like another great weekend on the mountain
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Re: Mt Dana, Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk), Bloody Mtn

Postby ridgeline » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:27 pm

Did Tom get any racing stripes out of the slide? I hate when that happens.
Great shots as usual.
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Re: Mt Dana, Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk), Bloody Mtn

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:52 pm

Ritter and Banner . . . just like our wedding rings :D I love that view!
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Ridgeline, I didn't want to see what was under his pants :eek: I know it hurt, though


Sunday, 28 June 2008 (day 3 of 3)
Bloody Mountain dayclimb

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/53 ... 5574_k8C8q


We wanted something easy, so since TomG had not hiked much of this area, and Bloody Mountain stood out yesterday, we went for it. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and puffy clouds and a little breeze to keep us cool. Perfect day for a hike, and the smoke from the fires didn't ruin the scenery.

Morgan N, Baldwin, Red Slate, Lakes Genevieve and Edith below . . . just couldn't get enough of this view
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Pyramid Peak from yesterday, Minarets, Ritter, Banner and Mammoth Mountain
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Blue skies and puffy clouds
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Great views from the top, we spent an hour up there, not wanting to leave
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Tom Gossett couldn't get enough of this beautiful mountain
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Whoa! Almost ate it!
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Beautiful flowers
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and a wild rose for Sparkles:
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I was shocked driving down the Sherwin Grade into Bishop. That's Mt Tom, and you can't see anything else that you normally see. What a difference from where we were!
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Overall, it was a beautiful weekend for hiking!
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Re: Mt Dana, Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk), Bloody Mtn

Postby KathyM » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:56 pm

Just loved the Sherwin Traverse!! Thanks Cori and TomG for such a fun day and great hike. We sure earned our summit cookies! :nod: :nod: :nod:
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Re: Mt Dana, Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk), Bloody Mtn

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:35 pm

Yeah, we worked hard for Pyramid! :clapper
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: Mt Dana, Sherwin Traverse (Pyramid Pk/Red Pk), Bloody Mtn

Postby madeintahoe » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:01 am

Cori..Beautiful pictures! You know which one i love the best :lol: :lol:

That slide did not look to good for Tom..glad he was okay.
Mount Dana is a beautiful hike..that day I did it with massage Gay she drank two cups of coffee that morning...she does not drink coffee..like once a year and that morning was her once a year indulgence :lol: ....So with two cups of strong coffee in her she pretty much ran up to the peak leaving me totally in the dust :lol:
Was a fun day!
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