Oct 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm #1308262
It's been a while since I last posted a TR here. I just want to say "Thank You" to everyone. I recently did my first lightweight multi-day trip in the Sierra Nevada Range and I couldn't be any happier.
For the 3-Day trip I was at 18.8lbs (3 days food not counting water(1L)). Compared to everyone else on this trip, I was the lightest :)
More photos and full report hereOct 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm #2030056
@rosyfinchLocale: the mountains
First of all it is Sierra; not Sierras or Sierra's.
It is the Sierra Nevada Range…. not the Sierras Nevada or Sierra's Nevada Range. There is no need for an 's' to make the range plural as there is only one Sierra Nevada Range in California. Further, there is no need for an apostrophe before the 's' as there is no need to indicate possession or a conjunction of Sierra and 'is'…. I get so tired of hearing the Sierra's… it sounds like fingernails on chalk board or… the screech or a bad note by a poor singer…Oct 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm #2030071
@bookLocale: Northern California
Thank God we didn't make a grammatically incorrect landing of the moon. It would have spoiled everything.Oct 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm #2030084
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@speltLocale: SW/C PA
Nevermind the nitpickers. Congrats on your first Sierra trip. Beautiful clear pictures of all those lakes. I bet you can't wait to go back.Oct 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm #2030087
@ouzelLocale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
"Congratulations, Mangus. You're off to a great start, and the photos are superb.
Thanks for sharing.Oct 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm #2030113
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Yes Bill you are correct. Might as well correct the thousands that make that mistake….that being said, nice pics, glad you got to go to that area. Been to 1000 Island and Garnett but not any further….you inspired me for a summer trip for next year as I keep on forgetting about this areaOct 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm #2030118
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
It seems that most groups going in this direction camp at Lake Ediza, simply because there is more tree cover. The trail up to Iceberg Lake isn't so bad, but there are few trees there. The trail from Iceberg up to Lake Cecile is very steep, and there are even fewer trees there. That is the normal camp for climbers heading up Clyde Minaret.
–B.G.–Oct 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm #2030132
@amrowincLocale: Southern California
Great shots Angus. The last time I was at Ediza was before you were born. I still have fond memories of it. Hope to see you soon on a local trip in the San Gabriels–oops, sorry but we're not allowed to say that anymore…..Oct 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm #2030151
Thanks for the criticism Bill, the way you describe your irritation towards my grammatical errors are succinct. I appreciate the peer edit and I will correct the errors post haste.
Luckily, backpacking has taught me patience and has allowed me to not take things too seriously :)
On another note, I am looking forward to future trips to the Sierra Nevada Range next summer ;) Don, I can now understand why you head to the JMT every year.
Thanks everyone for the kind words…Oct 2, 2013 at 5:21 pm #2030353
@feetfirstLocale: Northern Sierra Nevada
@Bill, The correct word is nice, not "ice." Unless, of course, you were implying that Mangus's "pics" are cool, like ice.
Nice pictures, Magnus. Thank you for sharing.Nov 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm #2043506
@hikin_jimLocale: Orange County, CA, USA
Nice stuff, Angus.Nov 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm #2043518
Seriously ice pictures of the Sierra's. Really really ice.
(author's note… no snark directed at the OP)Nov 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm #2043551
@socalmikeLocale: So Cal
Nice, Angus. Really happy for you to get out there. Let's hit the trail sometime.
Michael (SoCal Mike)Nov 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm #2043591
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
Great trip > nice pics > grammarNov 12, 2013 at 7:03 am #2043642
Truly beautiful country, and your photos capture that beauty well! Thanks!
As far as English grammar, and speaking as a descriptive linguist, about the only stable words in English are the function words: prepositions, articles, conjunctions, etc. Content words (nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives) change easily and often. In fact, one of the great beauties of English is how readily it changes to incorporate new words, technologies and situations. It is a living language and little subject to definitive rules as in Latin, a dead language, which is where the British originally got the idea that grammatical rules had priority over usage. I'm sorry for your irritation, Bill, but I'm afraid "Sierras" is well established in American usage, and its use will continue despite your protest. Just like the use of "impact" as a noun (historically it was a verb) will continue despite my daughter's anger at this common "misuse".Nov 12, 2013 at 5:35 pm #2043871
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@hikerduaneLocale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Nice pics/photos. Last time I was through there was with my Yellow Lab X, Pooch, RIP. We did a loop staying the second night at Ediza and moving past Iceberg and Cecile, that was a good scramble for him. I think on that trip we got snowed on the last day out, making a hasty exit from Hemlock Crossing area to Silver Lake. A long day that was.
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