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Mt Rixford dayclimb

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:24 am

Saturday, 19 July 2008
Mt Rixford dayclimb from Onion Valley

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/54 ... 4125_KhGQ7


Our group started off with 7, and at 3pm, our group split up. 4 turned back due to time constraints, and 3 of us summitted Mt Rixford. We ascended the SE ridge, enjoyed the views for almost an hour, then descended the W slope (bad way to go), which was full of 'crap' (lots of cliffs below and loose rock). We were back on the trail in 3 hrs, and hiked out in the dark. A very successful trip considering what our friends were going thru in the area. DaveG and Norris dayclimbed University, but got stuck overnight on a ledge that they couldn't go up or down. They were rescued Sun at 9am. TomS cut his head open somewhere on a dayclimb to Independence Peak, and his group got him down to safety. His injury required 125 stitches on his face. Ouch! I heard SAR found the missing fisherman, drowned in shallow water. A busy weekend at Onion Valley.

great views from Kearsarge Pass
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and Mt Rixford
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steep
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some climbing
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same climb, but looking down
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descent was ugly (the way we went was not good)
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rocks were falling as TomG descended
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last of the class 3
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I sent a SPOT check from the high trail, but the image sent showed us down by Bullfrog Lake near the lower trail
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Full moon
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Sunday morning
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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: Mt Rixford dayclimb

Postby madeintahoe » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:40 pm

Beautiful pictures Cori! Mt. Rixford looks to be a fun peak to get to. Love the moon shot and that sweet beautiful Sierra Bear :D
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