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WPSMB 2nd Annual Group Hike: Dragon Peak

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:59 pm

Saturday, 27 September 2008 (day 1 of 2)
Dragon Peak from Onion Valley

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Dragon Peak (12,995'): Whitney Portal Store Message Board 2nd Annual Group Hike. 16 hiked, 11 summitted. BBQ after at Whitney Hostel. Dragon Peak is one of my favorite hikes! Fun hike and beautiful day!!!

Big group
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Dragon Peak from Dead Mouse Lake
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gain the ridge
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I heard "Rock!" from above, dodged it and heard "uumph!" from behind, and something about "peanuts"
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start of the climbing
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and climbing (photo ctsy of TomG)
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still going, great views!
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the crack is above
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climbing to the crack
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El Michael goes first
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a different view from below
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GigaMike is having a good time
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View of the others making their way to the crack
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View from above
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Tomcat's 10th time on this peak, doesn't even use hand holds
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Dragon Peak (12,995') group shot
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Descending
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Me (photo ctsy of Tomcat)
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Line up on the crack
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descending the loose chute
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back at the trailhead
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BBQ at the Whitney Hostel
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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: WPSMB 2nd Annual Group Hike: Dragon Peak

Postby Shawn » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:32 pm

Wow, what a team of people! Sure enjooyed the photos; got to put Dragon on a to do list after seeing those photos. :thumbsup:
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Re: WPSMB 2nd Annual Group Hike: Dragon Peak

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:43 pm

Its one of my favorite peaks!

Sunday, 28 September 2008 (day 2 of 2)
Trailmaster Peak (12,336')

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The day after Dragon Peak . . . Sierra Sparkles almost had to work, but at the last minute got the ok to hike! Glad we waited! Tom Gossett and I had tired legs from the day before. Sparkles was tired from the early morning drive and work stress. We had a leisurely hike to Trailmaster Peak, lots of stops and goofing around. Fun day with good friends!

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clouds
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fun
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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: WPSMB 2nd Annual Group Hike: Dragon Peak

Postby BSquared » Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:59 am

Man, you'd never catch me on a crack like that without a belay! [-o< Looks a terrific trip, though!

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Re: WPSMB 2nd Annual Group Hike: Dragon Peak

Postby don norton » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:22 pm

Great pictures looks like you had a real good time hope you didn't eat to much BBQ :)
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Re: WPSMB 2nd Annual Group Hike: Dragon Peak

Postby mokelumnekid » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:01 pm

Some awesome looking magma mingling features in that granite; looks like a terrific hike.
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