Album: Baldy (7x), Dawson (2x), Pine (3x), Wright (3x)


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
12/10/2005 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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12/10/2005 7:01:57 AM
Eric, Alan, Richard 
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12/10/2005 7:02:05 AM
Rick G, Mike 
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12/10/2005 7:32:05 AM
Alan and Eric 
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12/10/2005 7:32:10 AM
Rick G 
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12/10/2005 7:39:36 AM
Alan, Richard, and Mike. We missed the start of the trail and climbed up a slippery slope to reach the nearest switchback. 
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12/10/2005 7:55:16 AM
Rick G and Eric K. We're now heading up the Acorn trail. 
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12/10/2005 8:06:58 AM
Rick G and Eric K heading up the Acorn Trail 
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12/10/2005 8:27:09 AM
At the Acorn Trail / PCT junction we stop to regroup 
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12/10/2005 8:40:06 AM
Pine Mountain 
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12/10/2005 8:49:56 AM
Pine Mountain 
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12/10/2005 8:56:29 AM
Alan, Eric, Rick 
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12/10/2005 8:58:23 AM
Mike 
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12/10/2005 8:59:03 AM
Richard 
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12/10/2005 9:03:42 AM
 
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12/10/2005 9:22:25 AM
Starting up the North Backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:23:11 AM
North Backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:23:18 AM
Rick G and Alan K just before the steepest part of the backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:25:13 AM
Rick G and Alan K climbing up the trickier section of the backbone. This spot can be extremely dangerous especially on descent if conditions are icy. If you slip you'll go sailing down the slope. Fortunately conditions were good. 
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12/10/2005 9:25:25 AM
North Backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:30:08 AM
Looking down part of the backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:31:24 AM
Eric K and Rick G coming up the backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:31:30 AM
Rick G and Alan K coming up the backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:34:49 AM
Blue Ridge 
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12/10/2005 9:35:06 AM
Mount Baden-Powell 
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12/10/2005 9:35:13 AM
Mount Baden-Powell 
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12/10/2005 9:36:09 AM
Alan K, Rick G, and Eric K 
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12/10/2005 9:36:16 AM
Richard finishes off the steep section of the backbone 
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12/10/2005 9:47:07 AM
 
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12/10/2005 10:12:14 AM
Summit of Pine Mountain 
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12/10/2005 10:12:35 AM
Summit of Pine Mountain with Mount Baldy in the background 
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12/10/2005 10:12:51 AM
 
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12/10/2005 10:12:53 AM
Dawson Peak (left) and Mount Baldy (right). Notice that you have to drop down a couple of times before getting to Baldy. 
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12/10/2005 10:13:01 AM
Mount Baldy 
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Mount Baldy 
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12/10/2005 10:19:16 AM
Dead pine tree on Pine Mountain 
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Dawson Peak (left) and Mount Baldy (right) 
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12/10/2005 10:30:49 AM
 
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12/10/2005 10:33:59 AM
The group now drops down from Pine Mountain heading for Dawson. 
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12/10/2005 10:43:11 AM
A twisted and weathered pine tree 
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12/10/2005 10:43:42 AM
Iron Mountain (center). Rick Graham was there just the week before and did the Baldy-Iron traverse. 
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12/10/2005 10:43:48 AM
Closer shot of Iron Mountain (as seen from near Pine Mountain) 
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12/10/2005 10:46:39 AM
Fish Fork Creek trail junction 
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12/10/2005 10:59:37 AM
Mount Baldy (as seen from below Dawson Peak) 
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12/10/2005 10:59:44 AM
Mount Baldy and the Baldy/Dawson saddle 
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12/10/2005 11:24:41 AM
Eric K and Rick G 
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12/10/2005 11:44:00 AM
 
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12/10/2005 11:45:00 AM
It's all uphill from here. For a time I follow these bighorn sheep tracks. 
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12/10/2005 11:45:54 AM
 
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12/10/2005 11:49:17 AM
 
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12/10/2005 12:15:30 PM
 
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12/10/2005 12:25:34 PM
As I stop and eat a few snacks I notice that the coulds are looking a bit ominous. 
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12/10/2005 12:38:00 PM
West Baldy 
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West Baldy 
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12/10/2005 12:38:14 PM
Not too much further now 
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12/10/2005 12:42:37 PM
 
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12/10/2005 12:46:09 PM
Summit in sight. Wind has blown most of the snow off the summit. 
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Looking back at Pine Mountain (left) and Dawson Peak (right) 
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West Baldy 
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West Baldy 
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Summit of Mount Baldy 
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The Mount Baldy summit sign 
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West Baldy 
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12/10/2005 12:49:28 PM
 
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12/10/2005 12:49:33 PM
Looking NW toward Mount Baden-Powell (center rear). 
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12/10/2005 12:49:39 PM
Mount Baden-Powell (center rear). It looked like the snow there was melting off quickly. 
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12/10/2005 12:50:21 PM
Low flying Cessna 
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12/10/2005 1:12:26 PM
Got a nice starburst shot on my way down from Mount Baldy 
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An incredibly twisted pine below Dawson Peak 
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Twisted pine below Dawson Peak 
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Approaching summit of Dawson Peak 
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Summit of Dawson Peak 
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Back to the Blue Ridge road 
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Heading up Wright Mountain 
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Wright Mountain 
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Wright Mountain 
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PCT on Wright Mountain 
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Register is hidden back in here 
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Summit cairn and register on Wright Mountain. Someone else (Larry Cohen) was there just hours earlier. 
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Acorn Trail / PCT Junction 
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12/10/2005 4:21:50 PM
Opting to take a shortcut I was forced down into this gully 
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Lots of obstacles in my path 
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The gully had running water and even a mini waterfall 
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A barbecue? Here? 
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12/10/2005 4:57:25 PM
Start of the Acorn Trail 
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12/10/2005 5:01:35 PM
Gate at the end of Acorn Drive 
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Finally back to my car