Topix Carcamp Sept 29-30 | High Sierra Topix  

Topix Carcamp Sept 29-30

A forum to initiate member meet-up. Looking for a hiking/climbing/fishing/skiing/etc. partner, or are you planning a trip where you wouldn't mind having some company? Last minute invites can be just as fun as a well-planned group trip (sometimes even better) so don't be shy! And be sure to post a trip report to the appropriate forum when you get back.
User avatar

Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:22 pm

looks like it should be fun.

I will try and do some route scouting soon so I can gage hiking time needed. deifnately Snow Crown for Saturday.
the powers that be have been kicking some ideas around for Sunday - options depend on how many we still have for Sunday.
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want



User avatar
tomcat_rc
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 343
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:05 am
Location: Ridgecrest, Ca.
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby MooseTracks » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:32 pm

I'll have to determine if I can still stand up on Sunday... :lol:

Sounds great about Friday night. Thanks for doing the footwork, Rosabella! Can't wait to meet everyone! I think I might be able to shift my schedule to get out of lala land a bit earlier in the afternoon. It's still a few weeks away, though...

In the meantime I'll start brainstorming a menu... :eek:

-Laura :cool:
"Why do I climb? Quite simply because the mountains and I had to meet." - Colette Richard

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosepics621
User avatar
MooseTracks
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 161
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:29 pm
Location: Bishop
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby quentinc » Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:58 pm

Rosabella, I should be in for Friday night too. Thanks for arranging this!


Snow Nymph: Cool toys. But the best toy of all is your FJ Cruiser. Better not let my toddler get near the ignition. ;)
User avatar
quentinc
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 890
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:28 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:22 pm

quentinc wrote:

Snow Nymph: Cool toys. But the best toy of all is your FJ Cruiser. Better not let my toddler get near the ignition. ;)


Yeah, the FJ Cooler!

Image
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


http://snownymph.smugmug.com/
User avatar
Snow Nymph
Founding Member
 
Posts: 2041
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:43 pm
Location: Santa Barbara & Mammoth Lakes, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby MooseTracks » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:03 am

Cool! We have a cooler and a toaster:

Image

Who's bringing the BBQ?

-L :cool:
"Why do I climb? Quite simply because the mountains and I had to meet." - Colette Richard

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosepics621
User avatar
MooseTracks
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 161
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:29 pm
Location: Bishop
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby Ranboze » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:57 pm

MooseTracks wrote:Who's bringing the BBQ?

Just throw some steaks on the manifold while driving from OV to the LPCG :thumbsup:
Walking outside is where I find what's inside.
User avatar
Ranboze
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 148
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:35 pm
Location: Long Beach, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby hikerduane » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:13 pm

I won't be coming unless someone else is coming from the north and heading south on 395 with huts not going. I can spring for most or all the gas. Meet up in Minden or Carson City would be great, even where the Sonora Pass road hits 395.
Piece of cake.
User avatar
hikerduane
Founding Member
 
Posts: 1194
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:58 am
Location: Meadow Valley, CA, Carson City, NV
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby Trail Bud » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:55 pm

Snow Nymph wrote:Since I won't get there to Lone Pine til about midnight, I'll just go to my secret spot to sleep and we'll meet at Onion Valley trailhead Saturday morning. After Snow Crown, we'll drive to Lone Pine and can either go to camp to eat, or maybe Pizza Factory. I'll stop for a take-out dinner if eating at camp. I will probably stop for a shower too.

It'll be good to see you and Trailbud again! Tell TB to bring some of his John Muir stickers. Moose Tracks wants to buy one.



I'll bring the stickers and the Jameson.
User avatar
Trail Bud
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:09 am
Location: Tarzana, California
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:21 pm

to whet your whistle for Saturday's group hike:
one of the lakes on the way up the trail
Image

view from the saddle above Bench Lake
Image
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
User avatar
tomcat_rc
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 343
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:05 am
Location: Ridgecrest, Ca.
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby ridgeline » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:56 am

Tom did you finish that hike????? or was it just a preview?
User avatar
ridgeline
Founding Member
 
Posts: 285
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:51 am
Location: Granada Hills Ca
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:11 am

Hi Ridge -
Sunday 09-09-2007; after the later finish on Baldwin yesterday I thought I might be toast for today's hike. Joe drove up from Ridgecrest and after a slow start from me(I slept near the trailhead) we were off by about 7:15am. made the summit in about 4 hours and total trip time was about 6.5 hours. awesome views of surrounding lakes.

I think the whole group that wants to should be able to summit. although it was a little loose gaining the saddle above Bench Lake - it took us an hour to reach. Joe was moving fast because he was on fresh legs but even in my worn out stage I did ok. I expect that the whole group could do this in under 9 hours total and that is conservative.

7am should be a good start time from OV trailhead. it gets light enough to see around 6am. temps have been slightly cooler in the mornings before the sun comes up - so allow time for slower moving bodies - especially those driving over from Lone Pine Campground. I expect that is a 45 minute drive without stops. (McDonalds in LP has a clean restroom - so may allow extra time for a stop there along the way)

to those who would rather fish than hike; Matlock and Bench Lakes have been cleared of fish(for frog breeding) - so Gilbert and Flower would be good places to drop a line. may bring a couple radios in case some want to turn back.

photos(didn't take very many - saving it for group trip):
http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/3457615#194290629
mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
User avatar
tomcat_rc
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 343
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:05 am
Location: Ridgecrest, Ca.
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Postby MooseTracks » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:05 am

Aww, T! What a teaser! I am so stoked for that hike now! :D

And I can guarantee, if the sun's shining that day, there will be swimming in one of the gorgeous lakes. :eek: Yeehaw!!

-L :cool:
"Why do I climb? Quite simply because the mountains and I had to meet." - Colette Richard

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosepics621
User avatar
MooseTracks
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 161
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:29 pm
Location: Bishop
Experience: N/A

PreviousNext

Return to Find A Partner / Form A Group / Join A Group



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest