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Hunt VABM and Bald Peak in Death Valley

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:36 pm

Saturday, 20 January 2007
Hunt VABM and a trip cut short

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/2380586#124762698



Tomcat met me on the SV Rd and we caravanned to Hunt Springs, hoping to do a loop trip to Hunter Mountain. About 40 min into the trip he said he wasn't feeling well so he turned back. I continued to Hunt VABM, climbed another hill on the way back and found him sleeping in his truck. We checked out the Hunter Cabin before leaving. On the way out we ran into Mtflyer, checking out plane crashes. I went with him to another one, not much there. Met NormaR at Wildrose and sat by the campfire til midnight!
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 CinnamonGirl » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:23 pm

Hunt looked like a pretty mountain. Cool rocks too. Sorry your weren't feeling well Tomcat.

Another great campfire! We are going to have to set an alarm clock to remind us to go to bed. We keep having too much fun!

Missed having your camera on Bald the next day. It was an indecent hike. Without her Canon, Snowy felt like she was hiking naked! :eek:

We descended through Junipers and had a parliament of Long Eared Owls flying around us. Thanks for identifying the species Rachel. Snowy found a cool old Kerr canning jar. Still closed tight with something dried out inside of it.

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Postby ridgeline » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:30 pm

Snowy, did you check to see if that was Tom in the jar.
Sorry Tom, hope you are feeling better.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:25 am

bummer to catch the flu - the Hunter Mountains have been calling to me for a coule years now. glad that Snowy at lesst bagged Hunt - I still think she should have done Jackass too.

I had to look twicce at one of your pictures - cuz the caption said a small rack - but it was only a picture from the neck up
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Postby madeintahoe » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:12 am

SN..beautiful pictures! What a nice campfire you and Norma had it looks like :)

Hope you are feeling better Tom :)
Love those Monkeys :D :D
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Postby tomcat_rc » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:53 pm

drove over to Emigrant Rd. today and bagged Bald Peak. I was supposed to do this peak two weeks ago with SnowNymph, NormaR, and Rachel - but the flu kept me home. It was a warm sunny day and I was quickly in short sleeves enjoying the great weather. A little over 4 hours total round trip.

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Postby CinnamonGirl » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:51 pm

Glad you had a good day! So Bald faked you out too? We have to rename it ... Maybe Sneaky Peak?
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Postby tomcat_rc » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:50 pm

if I had bothered to read the map ahead of time I would have realized - Bald being only 7760 feet - the "bumps" that I was aiming for were both over 8k feet - silly me for thinking my peak should have been the tallest spot in my path.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:48 am

Norma R wrote:
Missed having your camera on Bald the next day. It was an indecent hike. Without her Canon, Snowy felt like she was hiking naked! :eek:



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I felt so lost without that camera!

Tom, are you sending anymore of Rachel's pix? I only have a couple taken with my camera before/after the hike but received only 4 of Rachels. I asked her to take a few pix of stuff I wanted to post. And I didn't get ANY e-mails this weekend, so maybe my e-mail is messed up? I'll post our pix as soon as I get a few more of Rachels from Tomcat. :nod:


We also did what you did. I printed a different version of the Bald map, which didn't include the peaks around Bald (it was on the edge of the map). But I had the waypoint set. I was checking the GPS and it said something like 200' to the summit, pointing to the top of the ridge we were traversing. We headed straight up and found the register. Duh!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:27 am

Sunday, 21 January 2007
Bald Peak from Christmas Mine, Death Valley

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Rachel, NormaR and Snow Nymph dayclimbed Bald Peak. The road in Zdon's book was closed, so we drove up the road to Christmas Mine and started there. NormaR drove to the trailhead, and my camera was left in my truck. Rachel took the photos on this hike, except the ones before and after.
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