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2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:37 pm

It occurred to me today that last year I had been posting weeks of photos when I got them up but I guess I just forgot this year so here is weeks 1-6:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6



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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:43 am

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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby afahrland » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:30 am

Thanks Rogue, I always enjoy your photos...sat down and went through these over my cup of morning coffee. :thumbsup:
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby ERIC » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:38 am

afahrland wrote:...sat down and went through these over my cup of morning coffee. :thumbsup:


Yep. A nice break away from work yesterday. Thanks, Rogue!
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby Hikin Mike » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Enjoyed the photos!
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby maverick » Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:01 pm

Very cool photo's, I gather you did not care for the route from Goddard to Rambaud. :D
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby Cross Country » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:41 pm

Rouge - you are the man. Not hype but the truth.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:46 pm

Very cool photo's, I gather you did not care for the route from Goddard to Rambaud.


Oh it was horrible on an industrial level. We thought that angling up the hill side to avoid getting sucked into the major brush lower down Goddard Creek might be the answer. Boy were we wrong! The entire hill side is a scrub oak forest so thick it's almost impenetrable. Combine that with the heat of low altitude and an extremely steep hill side that never lets up. I took to following game trails where ever possible. Then 8 foot high willows, stinging nettle, prickly currants and what I call prickly ball bush. Lastly a good 4000 foot up to our lake and it was horrible. After 2 layover days before doing it we had to take another after. I will never do that again for sure!

I actually enjoy camping in Goddard Creek where Disappearing Creek comes down because it's a fairly open forest with a healthy bear population and I just get that feeling of being somewhere remote. I probably wont ever be back there either though.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby LMBSGV » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:53 am

Thanks for sharing, Rogue. I enjoyed the photos and the opportunity to vicariously accompany your amazing journey.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby maverick » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:41 pm

Rogue,

Which 5 location, from a purely photographers perspective, comes immediately
to mind from your last few summers?
I understand that a special event, like a beautiful sunset, can make a less than
desirable place special, but please try to take these emotional aspects out of the
equation when making your choices Rogue.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby alpinemike » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:04 pm

I completely attest to Rogue's description of the climb out of Goddard to Rambaud. Let's not forget the misery suffered in the Enchanted Gorge along with that stupid **** Lake. I don't know of any other place in the entire world that I would absolutely rather not be but that one. Truly an evil place if one could ever consider a place on Earth to be evil.
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Re: 2014 Sierra Hike

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:25 pm

It's really hard to think off hand of places that stand out as being even better scenery wise than everything else. I have been so many places that I always find it hard when asked what is my favorite place to narrow it down. I also feel I am a bit spoiled considering how many days on end I see such amazing beauty. It sort of turns something so special into normal every day life.

Thinking of some places in no particular order:

The whole Western side of the Kaweah Gap
The chain of lakes out from Schoolmarm Lake
Taking Copper Mine Pass
Kid Lakes
Views around Island Bird Lake

These are places that stand out to me for being special no matter what sort of weather it is.

I have to say though the whole area around Lake 10,565 and over to Marion with Lake Basin is a place I might enjoy more than any other. There is just something special about being there and I can see going there again and again.
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