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Keynot Peak, Fossil Falls, Fremont Peak

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue May 22, 2007 6:15 pm

Saturday, 19 May 2007 (day 2 of 3)
Union Wash to Keynot Peak dayclimb

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/2882463#154813428


Two years ago I went up Union Wash (to do Mt Inyo) and I got really sick from altitude. This time I spent a full day at Onion Valley/Kearsarge Pass. This trip was awesome and I felt great! It wasn't as hard as I thought, and Trailtrekker felt the same way. We both said we would never do Inyo again. After this trip, we both said we would do Keynot again. Very cool peak!

still working on captions
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Postby hikerduane » Tue May 22, 2007 6:52 pm

Cool pics, nice group Slow Nymph. Reminds me of my solo bp trips, all the wimmen are headed the other direction.
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Postby Trekker » Tue May 22, 2007 8:44 pm

Wow..........a beautiful peak, great weather, and wet and wild women.........what could be better??? :nod:

Keynot really is a great looking peak; it has almost a "clean" look to it for a desert peak. The contrast of the trees with the stark desert surroundings is really striking! If I was in a little better.......make that a lot better aerobic shape............!
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Great pics, Snowy; once again I "almost" feel like I'm out there with you guys! :D
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Postby tomcat_rc » Tue May 22, 2007 9:06 pm

fantastic pictures as always Snowy

I would add that it was great to see wildflowers blooming even though the season is bleaks. it was a beautiful day with great company. last time I did this peak the final stretch we approached from the west due to snow -this time was an easy traverse only slightly dropping down on the east side. with stunning views of the Keynot Ridge and Beveridge Canyon - I will definately be back to this area for many years to come.

pictures are up - will add some captions tomorrow night:
http://tomcat-rc.smugmug.com/gallery/2885761#155045257
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue May 22, 2007 9:41 pm

Great shots, both of you!! Tom- I like your Smugmug colors, looks nice. Had a really fun wknd, nice peak-good friends. Can't beat it!
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Postby CinnamonGirl » Tue May 22, 2007 10:46 pm

Snowy and TomCat,

Great pictures! You captured one of the best days of peak bagging i've ever had with your keen eyes. A beautiful mountain, great weather, a challenging hike with great friends and we finished it with a refreshing dip in Bed Spring. AWwww...

SN, The last picture of us around the campfire should say, "Tired and Happy Hikers!"

Loved the pictures of the flowers and bristlecones too.

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Postby ridgeline » Wed May 23, 2007 5:48 am

Hef, I mean tomcat, three beautiful ladies, the mountain, please dont show these pics to friends, there wont be an inch of trail left for the rest of us.
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Postby tomcat_rc » Wed May 23, 2007 7:34 pm

tomcat hefner - bet you didnt know hugh was my older brother did you. when we gonna get you back out RD - since others are doing extended backpacking maybe Sunday or Monday you wanna see that mysterious ledge you were curious about

CG - you added good color to make the picts great -- soon you can start getting digital like the rest of us.

TT - still waiting on yours. thanks about the colors. I figured tan for desert and green for Sierra Peaks - you can bet I strained brain cells for that one.

one of these days gonna have to get a group out for a Sierra Peak - hope everyone is working at getting in shape for the season.
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Postby ridgeline » Wed May 23, 2007 8:21 pm

Tomcat, just got my knee back in order, a little hyperextension the last time out, had it swollen for a week. whats hapening Monday? would like to acclimate sunday and hit it hard Monday, early start.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed May 23, 2007 8:21 pm

LOL! hikerduane!

Trekker, so now you know why I’ve been pointing out Keynot on all my trips. You’re always out there with us, you just get the views a few days later.


Trailtrekker, Amazing how we both hated the trip to Inyo, but loved the trip to Keynot. The only difference was Inyo is north 2 mi, and Keynot is south 2 mi from the saddle. Maybe it was the company that made this trip up Union Wash a big success! :D

CG, I think we all agree “one of the bestâ€
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Fossil Falls terracache and Fremont Peak geocache

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed May 23, 2007 9:19 pm

Sunday, 20 May 2007 (day 3 of 3)
Fossil Falls terracache and Fremont Peak geocache

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/2891497#155452612


We wanted something easy after dayclimbing Keynot Peak, so we picked little Fremont Peak. Trailtrekker sees it every trip home from Death Valley or the Sierra and wanted to bag it. CinnamonGirl and Trailtrekker had not been to Fossil Falls either, passing it every trip we do. Bonuses were the terracache at Fossil Falls and the geocache on Fremont Peak!
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Postby tomcat_rc » Wed May 23, 2007 9:24 pm

obviously I would prefer Sunday - but Sun-Mon not set in stone - send me an e-mail
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