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Author Topic: Summer Hiking  (Read 8688 times)

Mr.B

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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #80 on: October 01, 2019, 12:25:03 PM »

Mark has one but I didn't borrow it. Just think of the weight savings.  :hahaha: :rofl:
Actually, lots of people I passed on the trail had them and I asked for weather updates. That is why I pushed hard to get over the final pass before the snow came in. Yes, awesome. Sorry I didn't have a better camera with me or at least had mine set on landscape mode instead of macro or whatever.  :shaking:

Yeah, you are a crazy man. The pictures look great by the way.  :2thumbsup:
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #81 on: October 05, 2019, 08:43:41 PM »

Yeah, you are a crazy man. The pictures look great by the way.  :2thumbsup:
Choosing a new pocket superzoom camera wasn't easy. I was torn between the more advanced Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ95 and the older Canon SX740. I also considered the Nikon A1000 but settled on the Canon. Hope I'm not disappointed.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2019, 06:49:25 AM »

What were you using on the last hike? Those were pretty good pictures.
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« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2019, 01:01:59 PM »

What were you using on the last hike? Those were pretty good pictures.
Old reliable Sony Cybershot. Only 4.1 mega pixels and 3X zoom. Great for EBay and Craigslist pics but not great with scenery. It is light weight and has great AA battery life. My Nikon SLRs are nice but too heavy and bulky for hiking. Wish I could sell all my 35mm gear.
Pretty sure 20mp and 40X zoom in a pocket Canon will fit my requirements. Not having an electronic viewfinder in bright sun is a disadvantage and I think the battery needs to be removed for charging. 265 pics per charge will have to do. I don't mind not having touchscreen controls with my weak eyes.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #84 on: October 06, 2019, 03:44:11 PM »

BEAST MODE! Excellent Doug. I am glad to hear it all worked out favorably and you got back safe and sound. Really looks like an awesome trip. :thumbsup:
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #85 on: October 15, 2019, 11:57:27 AM »

Yes awesome. I'm already planning next years leg of the JMT (John Muir Trail). It looks like I will be coming in over Bishop Pass again but this time heading north on the PCT/JMT to Florence Lake or maybe Lake Thomas A Edison for a 50 or 60 mile section. A re-supply here then on to Devils Postpile would be logistically easier. The additional 30 trail miles will be a push and the plan was to do this in two hikes. My last section from Postpile to Yosemite will complete the 211 mile total minus 5 mile Glen Pass and Whitney. Damn weather  :pissed:

https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7016157/jmt-segment-5-muir-trail-ranch-to-bishop-pass-at-leconte-canyon
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #86 on: October 15, 2019, 09:16:29 PM »

Yes awesome. I'm already planning next years leg of the JMT (John Muir Trail). It looks like I will be coming in over Bishop Pass again but this time heading north on the PCT/JMT to Florence Lake or maybe Lake Thomas A Edison for a 50 or 60 mile section. A re-supply here then on to Devils Postpile would be logistically easier. The additional 30 trail miles will be a push and the plan was to do this in two hikes. My last section from Postpile to Yosemite will complete the 211 mile total minus 5 mile Glen Pass and Whitney. Damn weather  :pissed:

https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7016157/jmt-segment-5-muir-trail-ranch-to-bishop-pass-at-leconte-canyon
Well, assuming my knee heals properly, I still am wanting to do my little section from Edison to Goodale/Silver pass's and back to Edison. I can pick you up @ Florence and bring restock supplies and we'll head on over to 'my' neck 'o the woods.  :biggrin:

(of course... that means lots of work in the off season) Lol.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #87 on: January 21, 2020, 11:25:38 AM »

Well, assuming my knee heals properly, I still am wanting to do my little section from Edison to Goodale/Silver pass's and back to Edison. I can pick you up @ Florence and bring restock supplies and we'll head on over to 'my' neck 'o the woods.  :biggrin:

(of course... that means lots of work in the off season) Lol.
I've been on the couch since the first snow back in November. Sierras currently have about 75% snow pack so I am hoping to get an early start at conditioning this year. I don't do gyms so completing the Tahoe Rim Trail should get me back in shape. I have a very ambitious goal of doing the entire distance from Bishop Pass to Agnew Meadows (around 100 miles). I'd meet you for a resupply and hike together from Edison to Goodall Pass. I'll pay your ferry ride  ;D  Probably leave my car in Mammoth and bus to Bishop Pass TH. Dependent on snow-pack and runoff, I'm hoping for late August or early Sept this year.
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2020, 07:48:53 PM »

Randy, I've been watching the permit situation because Bishop Pass is a popular access point. I will likely reserve my permit in about a month as the six month window moves. I need to backtrack a couple miles of PCT south to touch footsteps of a previous hike. I am thinking of hitting the trail Aug 25 and reaching Lk Edison 5 days later (~65 mi). Goodale Pass is ~600' elevation then downhill to your car. My car, 35 miles north. This time frame will enable us to make the Sept Rubicon trip. Boss will not be happy  :shaking:.
What are your thoughts?

Is anyone interested in going on either Randy's 18 mile loop or my 100 mile trek, booked solid?

Edit: I purchased my wilderness permit. Looks like there are trail quotas for Sierra National Forest also. Entry trail J61. Free as a walk up or $5.00 reserved. I didn't see regulations other than a fire permit for your stove. I don't know if bear canisters are required or whether hanging food and smellables 15' is acceptable.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/sierra/recreation/hiking/?cid=stelprdb5305553
https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev7_017679.pdf
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Re: Summer Hiking
« Reply #89 on: May 20, 2020, 09:03:39 AM »

Yeah, it's me again. It's looking like fording rivers and crossing snow fields will be easier this year.
http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snowapp/sweq.action
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