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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Post by Harlen » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:48 pm

fishmonger writes:
The section my photo was taken is to the left of this view on the first long eastbound switchback.
I think I do have a photo of the "blasted section" of the Forester trail here below. I recall being pretty careful on it.
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And Junction Peak from the same day. The west ridge to the right is a nice climb.
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Post by fishmonger » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:15 am

Yep, that is the spot. Nice "aerial view" :). I recall in 2013, the beginning of the section right after the ravine where you see a tiny sliver of light touch the trail had eroded away, and trail crews were busy putting in a large steel girder to stabilize the section to later build up a new trail surface. Things were really narrow that day :)

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Post by fishmonger » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:19 am

Another Whitney summit overnighter enjoying the sunset on August 23. Don't know him, but the scene just begged for a fisheye perspective

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Sunset on Whitney

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Post by fishmonger » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am

north of Forester, about 1.5 miles below the pass

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North of Forester with Sierra Wave

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Post by mountaineer » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:04 am

Nice shot! Can you pinpoint the location? I am familiar with a Forester Lake SE of Mineral King and this doesn't look like that terrain.

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Post by fishmonger » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:46 am

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Nice shot! Can you pinpoint the location? I am familiar with a Forester Lake SE of Mineral King and this doesn't look like that terrain.
smack on the JMT still in Kings Canyon NP taken from the switchback the reaches the top of a ridge that leads you up to the final stretch of the pass

location was at the tip of the switchback that points north on this map - 12350 feet or so

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=36.7039 ... z=16&b=mbt


This is looking up at the location from far below at about 11,000 feet on the JMT. The trail crests on that submarine turret like outcropping and then heads up the right and away from this view

https://flic.kr/p/oRbzdb

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Post by mountaineer » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:40 am

Thank you! On my list of "must visit" places now.

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Post by fishmonger » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:50 am

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Thank you! On my list of "must visit" places now.
My plan was to go over Junction Pass, which I think has the better approach views compared to Forester. If you look to the right in the image, that ridge leading off the right side is the trail up to Junction. You're basically on the crest between Center Basin and the Forester Pass ramp. I just didn't have enough time to add half a day to my trip, as Junction on the other side is a slow sketchy descent and then you gotta get back up over Shepherd pass to get back on the west side of the Sierra crest.

When on Google sat view, zoom in on the ridge west of the JMT north of Forester - you can see the trail over Junction Pass clearly. This is the old pre-Forester Muir Trail. South side is eroded and nothing to look forward to, but the north has to be quite spectacular, plus you'll likely have the entire basin to yourself.

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Post by fishmonger » Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:56 pm

North of Whitney

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