Mar 9, 2009 at 10:23 am #1234656
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Could you post the trip dates – Month and Year – for a little perspective on conditions. Thanks.
I'm going to enjoy this!Mar 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm #1484033
@jkrew81Locale: White Mtns
keep them comin Dave, great thread!!!Mar 9, 2009 at 7:07 pm #1484171
@maynard76Locale: New England
Would you mind posting a gear list for this trip?
It doesn't need to be exhaustive I just find gear list for dealing with less than ideal weather, minimal resupply ect. much more interesting and educational than the standard summer SUL list.-Thank youMar 9, 2009 at 7:45 pm #1484185
This is from Muir Pass looking back down at you, Mt Powell in the distance, late July 2007.
Sorry I didn't get one of the Black Giant. I took far fewer pictures while on the Muir Trail sections, as I had seen it all before…yawn.Mar 9, 2009 at 7:55 pm #1484187
On the morning climb to Frozen Lake Pass, looking across Lake Basin at Marion Peak, the obvious Red Pass, which our route descended, on the right.
The Muir Trail USED to go through here…on the way to Cartridge Pass, I found and lost the old JMT a couple of times… I was happy to have this all alone… Wonder what it looks like with some snow…
(gearlist is on my profile)Mar 9, 2009 at 8:11 pm #1484196
JMT-Banner Peak-Thousand Island LakeMar 9, 2009 at 8:23 pm #1484198
"It's time to officially have a thread where I post an SHR picture, and you post one from the same spot from your trip. Or vice versa."
There is sort a theme going here….Mar 9, 2009 at 8:26 pm #1484200
@redleaderLocale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Glad to see you've entered the fray. Kick some photographic a**.Mar 9, 2009 at 8:29 pm #1484204
No worries mateMar 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm #1484211
Palisade LakesMar 11, 2009 at 6:46 pm #1484816
I think this other picture I have from Frozen Lake Pass is a pretty good match:Mar 11, 2009 at 6:51 pm #1484817
I'll be offline 'till next week… Going to race up Haleakala this weekend.Mar 18, 2009 at 7:00 pm #1486942
Ok, I'm back.
The race up Haleakala went great.
Conditions at the top = 20's, blowing +50, sleet.
Garments = Running shorts, Patagonia L/S Cap1, MontBell U.L.Wind Jacket, Possumdown Gloves, Visor.
Let's stop giving descriptions and see if you can guess. This one should be easy…Mar 18, 2009 at 8:45 pm #1486977
I think that is a very interesting guess, for two reasons:
1. The foreground lakes indeed look a lot like the toe of Lake Italy. I never thought of that before.
2. Gabb is the center-peice on the horizon.Mar 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm #1487003
I think that lake is Laurel Lake just before Tully Hole!?!?Mar 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm #1487285
yes Dave, with bighorn pass on the left. Nice going…Mar 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm #1487328
It wasn't that easy. Columbine Peak does not have the most distinguishing features. I started to climb it, up the ridge from Knapsack, but chickened out after only a little bit, as I couldn't keep it class 2.
I have exactly the same photo, this is getting scary…
nice one.Mar 20, 2009 at 6:50 pm #1487569
If there is no snow, Roper is correct about turning the lake on the north shore. There is a great use trail, and although it appears like it will be much longer, the direct line along the south shore encounters a series of slabby ravines that just slow you down.
I imagine that you might guess this one immediately, or not:
maybe a little snow in the picture is helpful…Mar 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm #1487574
Temple Crag 12,899
or Mt. Sill–it could be Barret Lake?Mar 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm #1487589
Another interesting guess jay, I like the similarities…Mar 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm #1488235
the tree in the dead center of the picture, it's all about the tree.
maybe the tree was burried in the snow when you were here, but I bet you were looking for it…Mar 24, 2009 at 1:35 pm #1488484
A beautiful moment Dave. Puppet Pass, looking north at Merriam & Royce.
Mountains like Humphries and Seven Gables, you expect them to be pretty. But Merriam was a total surprise to me, very striking.
The entire section from Humphries Basin to White Bear is so great, such long views of the "trail" ahead…Mar 25, 2009 at 4:49 pm #1488803
Of course you could camp on the passes, you had all the water up there that you could ever want, right?
I recall very clearly arriving at the top of white pass, and among the steep talus ridge was a perfectly flat and level rock about the size of a queen bed, and I thought "I've got to come back here just so I can bivy on that deck."
I always slept high, but not on the passes. I think for the moment I will stick to roper's tact, and keep the discussion of campsites vague.
High in humphreys basin, far above treeline, I got shut down by an electrical storm which stopped me from getting over puppet pass. I pitched here to ride it out, at some lakes around 11,300'. It was one of those tarp-education days, just add 40 knot winds, marble-size hail, and lightning strikes to this picture:
As usual, the next day I got some miles in before sunrise, hitting puppet pass at dawn. It was the only time I saw that wierd fog clinging to the peaks.Mar 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm #1488870
I love this thread!
I left the High Route in Upper Basin last summer … can't wait to get back on it. Just finished reading Roper's "Dusy Basin to Lake Italy" chapter and then I see this thread.
Beautiful pics you guys and nice commentary. Thanks.
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