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San Joaquin Mountain, Matterhorn Peak

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:06 am

Friday, 4 July 2008 (day 1 of 3)
San Joaquin Mountain dayclimb

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/53 ... 4498_byiJL


Dayclimbed San Joaquin Peak with Dee Booth to acclimatize for Matterhorn Peak. It was smoky to the north, east and south, clear to the west. Views were great, and we spent 1.5 hrs at the top (no register). Weather was great, but got really windy on the way back. Clear blue skies above us. Beautiful day!

Minarettes, Ritter and Banner
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Two Teats and San Joaquin Mtn behind
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San Joaquin Mountain from Two Teats
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Beautiful day!
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: San Joaquin Mountain, Matterhorn Peak

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:54 pm

Saturday, 5 July 2008 (day 2 of 3)
Matterhorn Peak from Horse Creek via the south east slope

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/53 ... 9098_LFr6b


Dee and I met Ridgeline at Mono Village in the morning. We dayclimbed Matterhorn Peak from Horse Creek via the SE ridge. It was steep at the end, and the class 3 section we took going up was fun! We summitted before our turnaround time, and it was a rewarding peak. We (especially me) were all happy to summit. (wk 129, day 2 of 3) I drove home on day 3 because of a sore foot, all I could think of was Tomcat's plantar faciatis and thought maybe that's what I had. My chiro made adjustments on Mon, and the pain is gone now!

Matterhorn Peak from the North
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Looking back where we came up
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Crossed the creek and headed up Horse Creek Pass
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steep, steep, steep (aka heel burners)
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Matterhorn Peak from the SE slope
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We're going up there?
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Class 3
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Fun!
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great views from the summit
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happy peakbaggers!
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heading back
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Beautiful day!
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: San Joaquin Mountain, Matterhorn Peak

Postby ridgeline » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:58 am

This was a very rewarding hike, with a bit of everything, the climbing at the end was fun. If I wasnt gasping for air and sliding in scree both hands were jambing cracks or holding on, so I took very few pics, Snowy, great shots as usual. I could not have had better partners for this one!
This was an air shot, forgot to get your feet.
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Here is Dee leading down, Great Job!
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Re: San Joaquin Mountain, Matterhorn Peak

Postby tomcat_rc » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:59 am

congratulations on the Matterhorn - great photos and looks like it was a great day on the mountain.
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Re: San Joaquin Mountain, Matterhorn Peak

Postby madeintahoe » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:14 am

What a beautiful two days of adventures! Matterhorn Peak is stunning! Horse Creek looks so lush and green in a lot of places along the way.

What an awesome hike to such a beautiful peak :)

Cori..any Marmots?
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