- Dec 31, 2010 at 10:08 am #1267124
Tehipite Valley and Dome
I was lucky enough to spend 54 glorious days out in the wilderness this past year-I know some have spent many more but I thankful for the those 54 days!! Here is a few pics from 2010:
Cameron Kennedy navigating the swollen Toulmne River
Yosemite and Beyond
It all about the kids- Green Lake, Hoover Wilderness
This guy was really nice but he really needed to get to a BPL wilderness class ASAP!!
South Fork Trinity River
Ken Thompson enjoying a tribal fire!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!!Dec 31, 2010 at 11:56 am #1679254
Hiking MaltoBPL Member
This was a great thread. I looked back on all the trips from this year and was surprised by how many I ended up taking. Here are a few highlights from the year. Hopefully with my 2011 PCT thruhike I will able to few good memories next year as well.
View West from Kearsarge Pass – January
Indian Pass Route – Death Valley February
Aspen Meadow – BPL Snowshoe Outing – March
Junction Pass Looking North – April
Glenn Pass – Rae Lakes Loop – May
Looking off Darwin Bench – July
Tahoe Rim Trail – August
SHR – Thousand Island Lake – September
Big Sur – NovemberDec 31, 2010 at 10:56 pm #1679421
Backpack JackBPL Member
@jumpbackjackLocale: Armpit of California
Great pics guy's. I wish I could get out more to some of the places you 2 go.Dec 31, 2010 at 11:12 pm #1679423
I'll remember 2010 as the year I met the legendary JMT hiker, Reinhold Metzger on the JMT. We talked for about 15 minutes. Just an amazing man. Does anyone know his email address? I owe him a photograph of the lady I was with. Him and her took a photograph together, he asked for it.
Here is a great story on Reinhold. LinkDec 31, 2010 at 11:22 pm #1679424
In 2010, I met again, Bruce Lauren (now age 84) on the JMT, whom I met 2 years ago also on the JMT. Each time, he was with his son, Lee, and a friend (age 70 now), named Vern. This is Bruce in 2010 on the JMT. He spent 8 days on the trail this year. He does section hiking. Lives near the high sierras and spents lots of time out there. Fantastic guy.
If anyone knows Bruce and knows his email address, please provide it. I want to send him photos too.Jan 1, 2011 at 10:50 am #1679468
Bob BankheadBPL Member
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
We ran into Bruce and his party atop Mather Pass on aug 12 of last year. They were going south. Bruce wasn't even breathing hard when he arrived. What a guy!Jan 1, 2011 at 11:01 am #1679473
Thanks for the link to an article about Reinhold. What a guy! I can relate to his bit on determination.Jan 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm #1679491
Ken T.BPL Member
DLFJan 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm #1679495
Greg MihalikBPL Member
nmJan 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm #1679498
Note the two different boots on Reinhold in the photo. He was beta testing two models before venturing on a JMT Yo-Yo record breaking attempt — I don't know how he did, he planned to do a JMT Yo_yo (both directions, 442 miles long) in 14 days. He's one month short of age 70 in this photo. Most amazing trail runner I've heard of.Jan 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm #1679503
@cbertLocale: N. California
on the JMT where the Hilgard Branch comes down from Italy Pass and connects with Bear Creek.Jan 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm #1679506
Cary, what year/month?Jan 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm #1679519
@cbertLocale: N. California
Might have been late July, but pretty sure it was early August
If it was him, I think he said he usually went with his son but was going solo that particuar tripJan 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm #1679527
Great Trip with FriendsJan 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm #1679543
Ken HelwigBPL Member
@kennyhel77Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
I took that photo!Jan 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm #1679544
David CarbienerBPL Member
@hikingdaveLocale: Northern California
I completed the JMT again this year.
Little Bear Lake in the Trinity Alps
Canyon Creek Lakes in the Trinity Alps
Tangle Blue Lake in the Trinity Alps
Big Duck Lake in the Marble Mountain Wilderness
I had fun in 2010!Jan 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm #1679548
Hunt Lake, Idaho
Ten Lakes, Yosemite
Evolution Valley, JMT
Marie Lakes, JMTJan 1, 2011 at 3:54 pm #1679556
Jennifer WBPL Member
@tothetrailLocale: So. Cal.
My best friend Amy and I completed the JMT in September, 2010.
Food for the trip, 15 days, half to be sent to Muir Trail Ranch
Day 1, mile 0, heading to Tuolumne Meadows after being dropped off, I'm on the right
Day 2, mile 27.5, heading to camp past Donahue Pass
Day 2, mile 39, rethinking this lightweight philosophy, we were freezing!
Day 3, mile 44, Thousand island Lake
Day 3, mile 60, Red's Meadow, you may notice a set of poles leaning against the post. They belonged to a trio of girls who left them there by mistake. We never heard how they fared without them.
Day 4, mile 75, Lake Virginia
Day 7, mile 107, Muir Trail Ranch, THE best day of the trip, pure luxury! I really want to go back here.
Day 9, mile 126, Wanda Lake
Day 12, mile 173, Dollar Lake
Day 13, mile 176 Above Rae Lakes, friends Mark and Isaiah met us at Dollar Lake, after climbing over Baxter Pass to complete the trip with us and bring us the rest of our food, and Icebreaker hoodies, thanks guys!!!!! We met Beverly along the way.
Day 14, mile 211 Mt. Whitney, we made it!
Day 14, mile 211 Mt. Whitney
Day 15, mile 215 Trail Camp, we were really not looking forward to that 8 miles down to the Portal.
Day 15, mile 223 Mt. Whitney Trailhead, Whitney Portal, yes!
It was a great trip made even better with all the help from this forum. Our gaiters were the talk of the trail, along with our packs, the JMT Atlas, and the rest of our lightweight gear. Full trip report to follow.Jan 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm #1679869
Trevor WilsonBPL Member
@trevor83Locale: ATL -- Zurich -- SF Bay Area
North Carolina Mountains north of Hot Springs – January 2010
View from Mt. Cammerer (NC) – January 2010
Fontana Lake from Shuckstack (NC) – March 2010
Roan Highlands NC – July 2010
View from Clingman's Dome – August 2010
View from Monch to Jungfrau (Switzerland) – September 2010
View of Lake Zurich and the Alps from Pfannenstiel during day hike – November 2010
The Mythal Mountain viewed during Brunni snowshoe day trip – December 2010
View from Uetliberg during dayhike – December 2010Jan 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm #1679953
@phreakJan 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm #1679975
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern OregonJan 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm #1681547
Brad RogersBPL Member
@mocs123Locale: Southeast Tennessee
One pic from each trip:
Mt Cammerer Fire Lookout (TN/NC) Jan 2010
Ice while on the Appalachian Trail crossing Trey Mountain (GA) Feb 2010 (yes the AT runs right down the middle of the frame)
Spring Mountain Shelter on the AT (TN/NC) Feb 2010
Virgin Falls (TN) March 2010
Duncan Ridge Trail (GA) March 2010
SpinnShelter on top of Springer Mountain (GA) April 2010
Standing Indian Mountain (NC) May 2010
SpinnShelter on the Benton MacKaye Trail (GA) May 2010
Roan Mountain Sunset (TN/NC) June 2010
Fontana Lake (NC) July 2010
SpinnShelter on Wilburn Ridge (VA) July 2010
Charlies Bunion (TN) Aug 2010
Albert Mountain (NC) Sept 2010
Joyce Kilmer Wilderness (NC) Oct 2010
Big Creek (TN/NC) Oct 2010
Benton MacKaye Trail (GA/TN) Oct 2010
Shining Rock Wilderness (NC) Nov 2010
Coosa Backcountry Trail (GA) Dec 2010
Gatewood Cape on the Benton MacKaye Trail (TN) Dec 2010
Jan 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm #1681561
Muir Hut & Pass
Green Lake, Hoover Wilderness
Pt. ReyesJan 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm #1681564
Rick DreherBPL Member
@halfturboLocale: Northernish California
Goodness Thom, she's 25 pounds of cute in a 15-pound sack. What a great shot!
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