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snow shoeing

Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:02 am

this last Saturday I took a break in between storms to get out and try the new camera. Wish I had gotten out earlier as I missed some of the best views as the clouds slowly socked back in. Decided with all the new and unstable snow to stick to a "road" hike which would be relatively danger free. Parked at the road closed sign on the Portals road and shoed up to the Portals for a nice lunch. Ran into a overnight camper and then Doug F. He and I hiked down together and then grabbed a late lunch(or ealry dinner) before driving home.

Who can resist a view like this:
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tree of the day:
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peaceful serenity while hiking:
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http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/4233513#P-1-15
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Wonderful pictures

Postby Strider » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:09 am

Definitely my desktop background of the week.
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Postby Cloudy » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:06 am

Yes, very nice! Makes me almost want to break out the snowshoes and brave the cold...
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Postby hardcharger » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:06 pm

That Whitney glimpse is pretty cool.




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Postby tomcat_rc » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:27 am

more snow on the Sierras - looks like plenty more opportunity to enjoy some snow this season. Looking for an awesome spring season.
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Postby will_jrob » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:43 pm

Hello, good to have Topix back. I got a chance to visit Yosemite valley this week 02/05 to enjoy the good snowfall. Thought I would need snowshoes to get around, but the major footpaths were packed down from lots of pedestrian traffic; didn't have to break trail until I headed up the Snow Creek trail for a short distance, then return via east side of Tenaya Creek/Mirror Lake. Great day, plenty of sun, snow-covered trees, booming ice falls, late afternoon clouds. Here are some tourist shots:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2246/2247665042_08758eeca5_o.jpg(HalfDomeTenayaBridge)
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/treeliner/2196/22476665038/Image[/url](ElCapAfternoon)
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/2247519992_50d25f34cd.jpg(CloudsRest)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2205/2247519990_79fc1539fb.jpg(LeaningTower)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2351/2247694400_e610b5dc77.jpg(tenayacreek bridge)
Image(HalfDomeSnowCreek)
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