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Pleasant Cyn - Porter - Sentinel- Porter - Chuckwalla - Cros

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:56 pm

Saturday, 12 April 2008 (day 1 of 2)
Pleasant Cyn - Porter Pk - Sentinel Pk - Porter Pk- Chuckwalla - Cross

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Tomcat, TomG and I drove up Pleasant Canyon Friday night and camped at the Porter Mine Saddle. After 4 hrs sleep (first time in altitude and I was dizzy most of the day), we headed up the Porter Mine Road and up to Porter Peak. The ridge to Sentinel was longer than it looked. The weather was cooler than expected. Views were great, but it was a long day. Since we were hiking in another area Sunday, I drove to the trailhead in the dark, another 2 hrs. Long but fun day!

Tomcat, Tom Gossett, Snow Nymph
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Water drop for firefighters from the 1979 fire
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Sentinel Pk from Porter Peak, a long 4 miles
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One section had beautiful green rock
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Looking back at Porter and where we started
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Last push to the summit 900' in less than 1/2 mile
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Made it to Sentinel Peak!
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and back to Porter Peak
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Start in the dark, out in the dark, one full day!
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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: Pleasant Cyn to Porter Peak and Sentinel Peak

Postby ridgeline » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:33 pm

I can't believe what you did on Sunday after this trip on Sat!!!! With little sleep between.
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Re: Pleasant Cyn to Porter Peak and Sentinel Peak

Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:28 am

Ridgeline, I'm STILL tired! Leaving again tomorrow after work.


Sunday, 13 April 2008 (day 2 of 2)
Chuckwalla Mtn and Cross Mtn

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/47 ... 1175_c66h4


These peaks are in the Southern Sierra but was hotter than the desert peaks we've done lately. The attraction for driving so far to hike was the flowers I saw from tomcat's trip last week. I knew they wouldn't be around too much longer, and since he had to abort, he said he'd do it again. It was the hottest day of the year so far, and we all ran out of water. I think we were so beat from Saturdays hike we didn't have time to pack and make sure we were prepared. I know I brought too many clothes (cold the day before), and didn't re-pack much food or water. But it was an awesome trip with great people, and 2 new peaks for me. Nice to see Ridgeline again, and finally meet Nathan, and watch KathyM with her pink cast (comes off this week) hike the 10 miles with a smile!

tomcat wanted this guy
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last hike with the pink cast!
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need ID?
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some climbing
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summit of Cross Mtn
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she's still going
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this is what I wanted to see
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its amazing how good a little trickle of water can feel!
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end of a great day in the mountains
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