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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 am 
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Route details, captions, and maps here.

The fall classic of Ben and Luke standing on a summit, in sideways snow, with zero visibility finally came to an end in 2018. We enjoyed seven days of absolutely bluebird skies in the Sierras; thanks Pacific ridge! When Ben saw the forecast he lobbied for us to scrap our southwest plans about 72 hours before departure and put together a few trips. One trip ended up being canceled because of a road closure, but we did two day trips and two one-night backpacks, covering a total of 130+ miles with 31,000'+ of gain; about the same amount we did in 2015.

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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 9:56 am 
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You guys do the coolest trips. This is yet another example, and such blue skies and white granite!  up.gif  up.gif

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Passing rocks and trees like they were standing still
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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 10:36 am 
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Good stuff!  up.gif   The sun looks nice but I see some ice in several of the pics, must've been crispy at those high elevations in the Sierras.
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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 12:35 pm 
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Stunning photos.  Thanks for sharing.

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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 1:59 pm 
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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 4:01 pm 
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Most excellent.  up.gif

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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 5:30 pm 
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I hate you  smile.gif . I couldn’t do the JMT this year because my dog got cancer.  I hate you. smile.gif.
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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 5:47 pm 
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up.gif very nice.  I guess it's time to start planning for some trips down south, hopefully...

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PostTue Nov 06, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Looks like a great trip!   wub.gif  thanks for the memories... it was 1974, in high school, four of us started a 34 day backpack at Cottonwood Pass, eventually exiting at Big Pine Creek..  Hiking, climbing, fishing, and finding the less traveled routes and lakes.
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PostThu Nov 08, 2018 8:50 am 
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That is some great territory especially in October.
Shepard lake is sublime....
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PostThu Nov 08, 2018 9:50 am 
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Damn! Thanks for sharing  up.gif
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