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Ah-So Peak, Death Valley, CA

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:51 pm

Friday, 2 April 2010
Ah-So Peak from Daylight Pass
Ah-So is a two pronged corkscrew used at restaurants. Ah-So Peak is located west of Corkscrew Peak.

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just past the saddle south of Little Corkscrew
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a lot of ups and downs
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and side hilling
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we have to drop down at the end of the black cliffband before ascending
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oncoids were pretty cool!
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Ah-So to the left, we have to drop 300' to Titanothere Canyon before ascending again
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Ascent from Titanothere Canyon
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Thimble Peak from Ah-So Peak
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Corkscrew Peak from Ah-So Peak
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Atop Ah-So
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We went back by what we called the Ah-$h!t Route
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to Corkscrew saddle and Little Corkscrew
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A few flowers along the way
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Labels up
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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: Ah-So Peak, Death Valley, CA

Postby Hetchy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:08 pm

Love that open Volcanic country! I am going to have to google up what Oncoids are though.. They look awesome! Thanks for sharing! :D
Found out!!
"Oncolites are sedimentary structures formed out of oncoids, which are layered spherical growth structures formed by cyanobacterial growth. Oncolites are very similar to stromatolites, but instead of forming columns they form approximately spherical structures.[1] Often the oncoids form around a central nucleus, such as a shell particle,[2] and the calcium carbonate structure is precipitated by encrusting microbes. Oncolites are indicators of warm waters in the photic zone, but are also known in contemporary freshwater environments [3]. These structures rarely exceed 10 cm in diameter"

Thanks Snownymph, you taught me something new today! :thumbsup:
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