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Hiker Diva
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PostSun Aug 16, 2009 12:38 pm 
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This was my first solo hike and is my first trip report... I headed out from Sunrise arount 8:00 a.m. to Mount Fremont Lookout.  The sun was shining but the wind was very cold.  I was surprised to see frost on the way up and even slipper rocks due to the frost.  I only saw a couple of people on the way up.  Only one guy up at the lookout relaxing and enjoying the morning. I sat and took in the views and then headed back down. Just a few steps down the trail I noticed a bunch of white things off in the distance...I watch to make sure they moved and it was about 10 goats having some breakfast.  When I got back down to Frozen Lake, I didn’t want the hike to end so went to Berkeley Park to look for Marmots.  I got to see about four marmots relaxing and snacking.  I saw lots of Chipmunks collecting food. Over all it was a beautiful day on the trail.
Mount Fremont Lookout
Mount Fremont Lookout
Frosty ground
Frosty ground
This guy was snacking away
This guy was snacking away
Getting some good sunshine
Getting some good sunshine
Mr. Chipmunk stocking up
Mr. Chipmunk stocking up
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PostSun Aug 16, 2009 4:13 pm 
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Way to go on your first solo and TR! I should have been there but so glad you went anyway! Lodie creek is so pretty, and LOVE the marmot shots!
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PostSun Aug 16, 2009 4:50 pm 
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great job up.gif

way to go solo.......easier than waiting and helping old ladies like me! tongue.gif

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PostSun Aug 16, 2009 4:59 pm 
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Looks like a great day!

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PostMon Aug 17, 2009 12:47 am 
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Wow, looks like you had great weather.  Most of the TRs for saturday (including my own) were lots of clouds.  I love that hike, haven't been on it for something like 10 yrs - I need to get back there!
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PostMon Aug 17, 2009 3:49 pm 
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Great TR and phots, especailly for the first time.  up.gif  up.gif  up.gif Nice work!!!! up.gif

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PostMon Aug 17, 2009 6:16 pm 
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Hiker Diva wrote:
Mr. Chipmunk stocking up
Mr. Chipmunk stocking up

smile.gif FYI I think that is a Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel... or what I loving call a "fake chipmunk".  The two places in my life I have seen the most of them are A) this hike and B) Bryce Canyon (with crater lake taking a distant third).  Easiest way to tell is the chipmunk stripes go all the way to the nose.  The GMGS stripes are only on the back.
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PostMon Aug 17, 2009 6:25 pm 
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Good to know about the Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel vs the Chipmunk.  up.gif   I have lots to learn about the outdoors.  Thanks for the information  smile.gif
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