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TomG birthday: Funeral Pk, Smith Mtn, Pk 5869, Ashford Pk &

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:13 am

Sunday, 23 March, 2008 (day 3 of 3)
Ashford Peak and Ashford Mine

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/45 ... #269845365


We drove to Ashford Mining road from Gold Valley in the morning. That gave us a late start. We took a more interesting route to Ashford Peak, but came down the traditional way, with a stop at Ashford Mine. On the way we found a mining tunnel with remains of a bighorn sheep and saw my first chuckwalla.

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Took a more interesting way up
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Happy on Ashford Peak
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Some steep scrambling to get down
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My first chuckwalla
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Find of the day
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Visit to Ashford Mine
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Desert Fivespot
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Mohavia
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Globe Mallow
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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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Re: TomG birthday: Funeral Pk, Smith Mtn, Pk 5869, Ashford Pk &

Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:41 pm

Fun stuff again! Nice pics, Snowy!
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Re: Smith Mtn, Pk 5869

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:19 am

TT, it was fun hiking with you again, and meeting Rock Chip. Now that you're moved and all, lets get back on the trail! :D


Saturday, 22 March 2008 (day 2 of 3)
Smith Mountain, Peak 5869 and TomG's birthday party

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/45 ... #270365690


Birthdays are a great reason to get together! We've all been busy but got our group back together for Tom Gossett's birthday! We celebrated by climbing Smith Mtn and Pk 5869, and camped in Gold Valley. Birthday celebration included cake, presents, sparklers and a lot of fun and silliness. Happy Birthday TomG!

started off with a short hike to a plane wreck
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lots of desert gold
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short but steep hike
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with great views of Telescope Peak
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we decided to add a little by hiking Peak 5869
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getting down was more of a challenge without going back the way we came up
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Later we celebrated TomG's birthday
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and ended with a sparkler light show with everyone participating
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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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Re: TomG birthday: Funeral Pk, Smith Mtn, Pk 5869, Ashford Pk &

Postby KathyM » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:59 pm

Oh that was fun :nod: Great pictures! I love you guys. KathyM
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Re: TomG birthday: Funeral Pk, Smith Mtn, Pk 5869, Ashford Pk &

Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:35 pm

welcome to the board Kathy - must be tough being on restriction while your friends go hike and leave you to your own devices

can you read the bottom of the cast:
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It says "If you can read this - please stand me up"

Sunday morning view of Telescope in the rear view mirror:
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mountain hiking is addictive:
I can quit anytime I want - I just choose not to want
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Re: TomG birthday: Funeral Pk, Smith Mtn, Pk 5869, Ashford Pk &

Postby Trailtrekker06 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:49 pm

Hey Kathy! We love you too! :nod:
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Re: TomG birthday: Funeral Pk, Smith Mtn, Pk 5869, Ashford Pk &

Postby KathyM » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:20 pm

Good company (and the coping mechanism in my right hand) :partyman: are the stuff that makes being on restriction bearable!!
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Re: TomG birthday: Funeral Pk, Smith Mtn, Pk 5869, Ashford Pk &

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:52 pm

Welcome to the board, Kathy! I was noticing the that right hand while posting pix! How's the cast holding up? It looked like it took a beating this weekend! Can't believe you were hiking! Good for you! Looking forward to the next trip!

Here's the last of the pix!


Friday, 21 March 2008 (day 1 of 3)
Greenwater Road to Funeral Peak and some petroglyphs

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/45 ... #271041810


This was my Friday off, and since the rest of the gang did Funeral Peak last year I decided to get it and cross it off the list.

Petroglyphs!
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shaman holding his severed head
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broad flowered gilia
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not sure what these are (need ID)
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