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Road trip: Mountains, desert, snow, offroading, terracaching

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:49 pm

Not sure where this should go.

Friday, 5 October 2007
Road trip: Mountains, desert, snow, offroading, terracaching, fall colors

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3610657#205548758


I'm still having knee issues, :( so this is a weekend for lots of driving and easy hiking. I picked up a package at Whitney Portal and had a great breakfast, looked for my lost trekking poles from 2 weeks ago by Antelope Mtn, got a short hike in and placed a terracache by Sagehen Peak , lobster taquitos from Whoa Nellie Deli for dinner, got to see lots of fall colors, got to hike and drive in a snowstorm, got to use my rear lockers, spent time at the condo in Mammoth, and made it to camp south of Ridgecrest, over 400 miles of driving on Friday. (:)

Fun day!
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 hikerduane » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:24 pm

Thank you Slow Nymph. How many miles on the toy now?
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:09 am

Duane, I'm at 32K, just had my 30,000 mi check a few weeks ago. I bought this Nov 8 last year. Runs great!

The drive to where we hiked was only ~160 mi this weekend, but the drive on Fri brought total mileage to over 700 mi for the weekend.

Since we did desert hikes, I moved this to 'beyond the Sierra Nevada'.
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 hikerduane » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:58 pm

My Civic only has 5000 on it now, got it last Nov., did the second oil change on it as it had been 6 months since it had been changed at around 2000 miles. The car was supposed to be my commuter car, it gets 40mpg. Woohoo. I have been selling so much firewood, that I have only been able to drive the old Toyota pu for quite awhile now. I put 20,000 on the pu last year so I cut back my bping a little this year. I have only gone 1000 miles less so far is all, not much of a savings.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:39 pm

5000! Great mileage! I have to change my oil every 6 weeks. :( and I get 19mpg on the highway. :( But its a great little home away from home, and comfortable. :D Especially in rain and snowstorms!


Saturday, 6 October 2007 (day 2 of 3)
Klinker Mountain (4,562')

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3610626#206041920

I met up with Trailtrekker, Mtflyer and Tom Gossett to hike Klinker Mtn (4,562'). This was a nice easy hike, and the knee did ok with the leisurely pace. The bonus was the pool on the hill.


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looking at the pool from the vehicles:

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Petroglyphs and drive-ups

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:38 pm

Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 (day 3 of 3)
Steam Wells Petroglyphs, Government, Rand (drive-ups) and Joburg Peaks

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/3629824#206808644


Mtflyer went with us to check out the Steam Wells Petroglyphs. Later, Trailtrekker and I both of us had knee problems this weekend so this was a good time to check off a few drive up peaks from Zdon's book.
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