Album: Big Pine Mtn, West Big Pine Mtn (37 mi dayhike)


Category
Outdoor Adventures
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Album Date
4/2/2006 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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4/2/2006 4:48:05 AM
Start time: 4:48am. 
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4/2/2006 5:21:41 AM
Pending sunrise. 5:21am. 
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4/2/2006 5:37:18 AM
Side trail? 
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4/2/2006 5:48:06 AM
 
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4/2/2006 5:48:16 AM
 
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4/2/2006 5:51:47 AM
 
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4/2/2006 6:03:50 AM
Road junction. 6:03am. 
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4/2/2006 6:40:18 AM
 
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4/2/2006 6:43:40 AM
 
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4/2/2006 6:56:22 AM
 
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4/2/2006 6:56:34 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:03:12 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:03:17 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:03:23 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:05:31 AM
Samon Peak 
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4/2/2006 7:05:40 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:05:54 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:06:07 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:22:57 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:36:12 AM
Route to Samon Peak (as seen from the road) 
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4/2/2006 7:41:33 AM
Chokecherry Spring. 7:41am. 
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4/2/2006 7:41:41 AM
 
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4/2/2006 7:41:55 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:00:19 AM
Water from the tap looked clean but I filtered it to be sure 
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4/2/2006 8:09:04 AM
Saw a few deer. This one seemed surpisingly tame. 
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4/2/2006 8:10:24 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:18:07 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:19:12 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:24:38 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:34:01 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:34:31 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:35:24 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:35:34 AM
Passing the Madulce Trail. 8:35am. 
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4/2/2006 8:36:04 AM
The Madulce trail 
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4/2/2006 8:46:35 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:47:43 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:48:56 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:51:21 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:51:28 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:51:44 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:57:53 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:58:52 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:59:00 AM
 
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4/2/2006 8:59:29 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:04:32 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:04:38 AM
Alamar Trail junction 
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4/2/2006 9:08:24 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:23:16 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:26:50 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:27:01 AM
Amazing what nature can create 
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4/2/2006 9:30:14 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:37:19 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:44:16 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:44:27 AM
 
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4/2/2006 9:53:25 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:01:01 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:04:18 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:15:53 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:18:24 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:24:56 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:25:19 AM
Saddle between Big Pine & West Big Pine. 10:25am. 
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4/2/2006 10:52:29 AM
Mission Pine trail. Just what I needed. More snow. 
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4/2/2006 10:57:13 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:58:09 AM
Nearing the summit of West Big Pine Mountain 
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4/2/2006 10:59:25 AM
 
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4/2/2006 10:59:59 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:00:06 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:00:36 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:04:57 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:07:27 AM
Trail sign points right. The summit is to the left. 
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4/2/2006 11:08:54 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:09:07 AM
Summit of West Big Pine. First peak of the day. 11:09am. 
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4/2/2006 11:09:09 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:09:56 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:09:58 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:13:49 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:14:02 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:14:11 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:14:15 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:14:28 AM
Mars Bonfire has been here 13 times. Truly amazing. 
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4/2/2006 11:14:33 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:14:41 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:14:45 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:15:01 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:15:05 AM
Matthew Holliman also dayhiked the Big 4 (successfully) 
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4/2/2006 11:15:20 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:15:26 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:18:08 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:18:14 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:18:18 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:18:21 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:18:25 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:18:32 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:19:15 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:25:48 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:35:39 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:36:00 AM
 
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4/2/2006 11:52:12 AM
Saddle. 11:52am. 
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4/2/2006 12:00:10 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:01:24 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:03:12 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:03:23 PM
An interesting rock 
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4/2/2006 12:06:12 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:16:26 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:18:16 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:23:03 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:24:18 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:25:30 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:26:45 PM
Snow is getting softer. My socks keep getting wetter. 
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4/2/2006 12:27:01 PM
Summit cairn on Big Pine Mtn. 12:27pm. 
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4/2/2006 12:27:19 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:28:58 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:29:02 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:30:21 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:30:24 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:31:04 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:31:21 PM
 
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4/2/2006 12:39:03 PM
 
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My non-waterproof shoes and socks are thoroughly soaked. Wonderful. 
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4/2/2006 12:52:46 PM
Back on the road. 12:52pm. 
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4/2/2006 12:56:03 PM
 
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4/2/2006 1:01:22 PM
Just as I feared. Warmer temp in the afternoon has softened the snow. Hiking through the snow was now very unpleasant. For the longest hike of my life I definitely didn't need this additional challenge. 
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4/2/2006 1:01:30 PM
 
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4/2/2006 1:23:24 PM
 
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4/2/2006 1:28:47 PM
A nice camping area near the Alamar Trail junction. 1:28pm. 
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4/2/2006 1:29:02 PM
 
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4/2/2006 1:29:16 PM
 
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4/2/2006 1:47:36 PM
 
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4/2/2006 1:54:16 PM
 
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4/2/2006 2:00:14 PM
 
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4/2/2006 2:09:05 PM
Madulce Trail. 2:09pm. 
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4/2/2006 2:19:25 PM
 
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4/2/2006 2:26:37 PM
 
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4/2/2006 2:28:33 PM
 
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4/2/2006 2:42:04 PM
Oh great, now it's starting to rain. What next? 
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4/2/2006 2:42:06 PM
 
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4/2/2006 2:59:46 PM
 
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4/2/2006 3:24:02 PM
Probably the same deer I saw earlier in the day. I'm now pretty wet from the rain. 
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4/2/2006 3:32:50 PM
Chokecherry Spring. 3:32pm. 
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4/2/2006 3:56:37 PM
 
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4/2/2006 4:25:31 PM
 
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4/2/2006 5:21:20 PM
 
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Road Junction / Saddle. 5:23pm. 
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4/2/2006 5:43:53 PM
 
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4/2/2006 6:06:24 PM
 
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4/2/2006 6:16:34 PM
6:16pm. Getting dark. 
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4/2/2006 6:31:45 PM
 
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4/2/2006 6:49:59 PM
6:50pm. This long day is finally over.