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12 days of Xmas (peakbagging, snowboarding and snowshoeing)

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:27 pm

3 peak summits, 5 days of snowboarding, 5 snowshoe trips

Day 1: Desert
Friday, 21 December 2007
Corkscrew Peak in the Grapevine Mtns

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/40 ... #236619675


I joined BobR and his group for a dayclimb of Corkscrew Peak. This was my 5th ascent of this beautiful peak, but by a new route each way that I had not done

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Day 2: Sierra Nevada
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Onion Valley Snowshoeing - Girlz day out!

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/40 ... #237734586

Rachel, Moose Tracks and Snow Nymph got together to snowshoe at Onion Valley. Awesome snow and perfect weather for a great day in the mountains! After, I drove to Mammoth to spend the rest of the holidays with SnowDude, starting with a party later that night.

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Day 3, 4, 5: Snowboarding
Sun-Mon-Tues, 23-24-25 December 2007
Mammoth Mountain

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/4094977#238685389


Snowboarded for the next 3 days, but on Monday, Mammoth Mtn was windy and crowded so after a few runs we left.


Day 4: High Desert
Monday, 24 December 2007
Mono Lake Tufa and Panum Crater

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/4094945#238681581

Seemed like a lot of roads were closed (June Lake Loop and Hwy 120 east), so I hiked what I could. Walked around the Tufa Towers, but GPS said 1.5 mi. so I headed over to Panum Crater and hiked the 3 high points, which added another 2 miles.

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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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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:35 pm

Day 6: Sierra Nevada
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Big Pine South Fork Snowshoe

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/4094987#238686271

Had breakfast with Tomcat and Moose Tracks in Bishop. Moose went to work, Tomcat and I drove to Big Pine South Fork to snowshoe.

Snowshoed up
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Glissaded down
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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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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:40 pm

Day 7: Sierra Nevada
Thursday, 27 December 2007
Convict Canyon Snowshoe

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/4094991#238686754

Originally wanted to hike in the southern Glass Mountains, but the roads to get there had deep snow, and being solo, I didn't want to get stuck. So after trying a few roads, I went to Convict Canyon to snowshoe

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Day 8: High Desert
Friday, 28 December 2007
Silver Canyon Road to White Mountains Snowshoe

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/40 ... #237807692

Moose Tracks mentioned Silver Canyon Road as a training hike. I decided to try it.

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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:49 pm

Day 9: Desert - Inyo Mountains
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Waucoba Mountain (11,123') from Squaw Flats

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/4094926#238689357

Dayclimbed Waucoba Mountain from Squaw Flats with Tomcat. There was more snow than expected, but the FJ made it to Squaw Flats. Lots of snow on the mountain, and cold and windy on top. My 2nd time, Tomcat's first.

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Day 11: Sierra
Monday, 31 December 2007
Rush Creek Snowshoe

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/4101648#239122127


SnowDude wanted to do a snowshoe trip, so we went to Rush Creek. We got just past the tram, which was too steep with only snowshoes, and the trail just past it was covered with snow and had more exposure than we were comfortable. So we took a lunch break, then headed back. We forgot about making reservations for dinner, and ended up waiting two hrs at Nevados, but made friends with Scott and Rebecca, owners of Alapay Winery, and ended up having dinner with them.

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So for 2007 I summitted 124 peaks (1/2 doz were practically drive-ups, less than 2 mi), and my streak of consecutive weekends is still going (102 last weekend). For those that count months, its at ~120 months right now. I missed 9 weekends during the 10 years, but still got to hike at least 1 day of those missed weekends. On my way to the desert for another great weekend out!
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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