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Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby sparky » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:32 am

Wishing you good luck, positive vibrations, peace and love and puppy dogs :-)

After your recovery you should plan a trip to visit that boulder!
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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby giantbrookie » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:26 pm

Snow Nymph wrote:We camped at the tarns north of Return Lk. Kinda between Virginia Pk and Twin Pks.

PHOTOS:
http://snownymph.smugmug.com/Sierra-Nev ... &k=kHhHS5k


Nice photos. That is a really nice area, including the nifty hike up from Green Creek to Virginia Pass. It looks like the chute with the rampaging boulder is north of the one I ascended in 2001. The nasty boulder chute appears to be one that cuts the cliff band below the lake that is N of Virginia Pk. This is fairly near the descent route I took in 2001. After climbing what amounts to the SSE couloir that heads just W of summit (all class 2 except for class 3 upper 50-100 feet of chute; we actually traversed into the chute from the SW about midway up to avoid some scree), my brother and I descended the NNW ridge to the saddle btw Virginia and Twin Pks, then down to the beautiful lake N of Virginia Pk, then found some breaks in the cliff band below that lake--the topography is quite a bit more intricate than it looks on the map. There were a lot of blind drop offs that required detours, but we weaved our way through with an almost entirely class 2 descent then did a low angle sidehill back to Return Lake. In any case your photos and story had me going back through my 2001 photos and looking at my maps. I hope you'll be recovered and out there soon.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby balzaccom » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:22 pm

Wow. We just posted a trip report on this area, including Return Lake and Viriginia Peak. If you want to see a lot of photos to help illustrate the thread, go here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/ ... niaCanyon#
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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby atreehugger » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Heres to a quick recovery!

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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby SweetSierra » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:23 pm

Get well soon! You were smiling when you must have been hurting. Take care and I hope you're back in the mountains soon. [-o<
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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby sekihiker » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:28 pm

Best Wishes for a rapid recovery!
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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby bluefintu » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:58 pm

Hi Snowy,

I'm hoping for a speedy recovery for you. Get well soon !!!

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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby oldhikerQ » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:49 pm

Snowy,
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Hope everything heals properly and you are able to get back to the mountains soon. Thanks for the photo inspiration all these years.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby BSquared » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:41 pm

Well! You're a survivor, that's for damn sure! Let's not keep putting it to the test though, OK? Best to you, and I'd say "keep smiling," but I know you will!
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Re: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:28 pm

Thanks, Oldhiker and BSquared! Doing short walks now (1-2 mi?) and checked on a gym so I can get on the recumbent bike which I'll do in a few days. My brand new bike is sitting in front of me and can't ride it. :\ Hoping I can drive the jeep home next week, instead of fly (plane fares are high, and I'd have to fly back if I do that)
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: Snow Nymph's Recent Climbing Accident

Postby maverick » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:05 pm

Thanks for the update Snowy, great to read about your forward progress!! :thumbsup:
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