Album: Mount Kaweah


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
9/30/2007 12:00:00 AM
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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9/30/2007 2:03:02 AM
Starting up the trail from the Sawtooth Pass trailhead. 2:03am. 
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9/30/2007 2:30:56 AM
Here we left the Sawtooth Pass trail and took the older rough trail (up the left side of the valley) that provides shorter access to Glacier Pass 
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9/30/2007 3:41:09 AM
Glacier Pass. 3:41am (1 hr 38 min from trailhead). 
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9/30/2007 3:41:19 AM
 
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9/30/2007 3:45:50 AM
Some snow was present on the shady side of Glacier Pass 
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9/30/2007 4:13:09 AM
Spring Lake. 4:13am. 
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9/30/2007 4:58:25 AM
Hands & Knees Pass. 4:58am (2 hrs 55 mins from trailhead). 
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9/30/2007 5:33:46 AM
Big Five Lakes. 5:33am. 
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9/30/2007 6:51:27 AM
Big Arroyo 
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9/30/2007 7:03:57 AM
 
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9/30/2007 7:07:06 AM
Big Arroyo Cabin. 7:07am. 
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9/30/2007 7:08:55 AM
High Sierra trail junction near the Big Arroyo cabin. 7:08am. 
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9/30/2007 7:14:22 AM
 
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9/30/2007 7:14:30 AM
 
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9/30/2007 7:28:21 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:09:04 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:09:08 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:09:13 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:15:40 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:15:54 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:16:00 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:16:01 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:16:13 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:19:09 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:24:45 AM
 
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9/30/2007 8:46:04 AM
Lack of acclimation begins to take a toll and I start to lag behind 
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9/30/2007 9:14:04 AM
Oh boy. What fun. 
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9/30/2007 9:14:06 AM
Mount Kaweah 
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9/30/2007 9:27:35 AM
 
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9/30/2007 9:31:06 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:11:46 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:11:48 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:16:52 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:29:29 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:43:36 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:47:59 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:48:01 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:48:03 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:54:42 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:57:03 AM
On the summit of Mount Kaweah with Bob & Matthew. 10:57am. Bob & Matthew reached the summit a half hour earlier. For me it was tough going. Not having been above 5000 feet for a month I suffered from a lack of acclimation (at least that's my excuse anyway). My time from trailhead to summit: 8 hrs 54 mins. 
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9/30/2007 10:57:20 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:57:23 AM
 
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9/30/2007 10:57:25 AM
Bob Burd on Mount Kaweah 
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9/30/2007 11:00:52 AM
I think Bob & Matthew may have been a bit quicker than 8.5 hours. My time was 8 hrs 54 mins. I suppose that wasn't too bad given a total lack of acclimation but at the time I thought it was pitiful. I could not maintain a pace and had to stop frequently during the last hour to the summit. 
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9/30/2007 11:00:57 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:01:05 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:01:12 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:01:16 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:01:21 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:01:27 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:01:34 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:03:18 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:03:24 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:03:25 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:03:47 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:03:49 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:03:55 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:03:58 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:04:02 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:04:04 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:04:07 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:04:13 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:07:15 AM
Bob & Matthew. Matthew only has 24 peaks to go to finish off the SPS list and to become the first to have dayhiked every peak on the list. 
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9/30/2007 11:12:08 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:12:24 AM
Last photo on the summit. 11:12am. 
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9/30/2007 11:19:59 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:25:19 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:25:21 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:33:23 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:44:11 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:44:13 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:44:15 AM
 
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9/30/2007 11:51:01 AM
 
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9/30/2007 12:03:38 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:17:30 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:18:43 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:39:02 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:43:39 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:44:45 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:44:51 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:44:57 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:52:10 PM
 
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9/30/2007 12:58:07 PM
 
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9/30/2007 1:09:47 PM
Big Arroyo cabin. 1:09pm. From the summit of Mt Kaweah Bob went on to tag 2nd Kaweah. After a short break near the cabin Matthew departed and the three of us hiked out seperately. 
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9/30/2007 1:27:39 PM
 
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9/30/2007 1:28:12 PM
1:28pm. Break over now it's time to hike up to Little Five Lakes from Big Arroyo. Without acclimation it was real slow going for me (or so it seemed). It seemed like I had to stop and rest about every 100 feet (not vertical). 
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9/30/2007 1:46:52 PM
 
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9/30/2007 2:20:03 PM
 
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9/30/2007 2:38:44 PM
 
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9/30/2007 2:55:49 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:09:21 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:09:26 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:16:19 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:19:00 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:21:18 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:24:41 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:29:17 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:33:39 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:50:35 PM
 
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9/30/2007 3:57:08 PM
3:57pm. Approaching Hands & Knees Pass. I'm now optimistic I may make it to Glacier Pass before dark. 
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9/30/2007 3:57:10 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:02:06 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:06:31 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:08:37 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:09:21 PM
Hands & Knees Pass. 4:09pm. 
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9/30/2007 4:09:24 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:09:26 PM
One more pass to go. Glacier Pass is located at the top center of the photo. One must descend down to the lakes (Spring Lake shown) to get there. 
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9/30/2007 4:09:40 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:09:43 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:26:12 PM
 
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Spring Lake(s) 
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9/30/2007 4:28:55 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:33:58 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:36:27 PM
Unnamed peak above Spring Lake. From here it has a rather impressive face. 
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9/30/2007 4:36:33 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:38:31 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:48:41 PM
Sign at Spring Lake. 4:48pm. 
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9/30/2007 4:50:57 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:59:35 PM
 
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9/30/2007 4:59:40 PM
Switchbacks on the west side of Black Rock Pass 
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9/30/2007 5:05:36 PM
 
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9/30/2007 5:13:21 PM
 
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9/30/2007 5:14:27 PM
 
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9/30/2007 5:41:40 PM
Approaching Glacier Pass 
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9/30/2007 5:46:03 PM
Glacier Pass. 5:46pm. Hurrah! I still have light left! 
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9/30/2007 5:46:05 PM
Looking SE from Glacier Pass. This is the first time I've been here during daylight hours. 
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9/30/2007 5:46:13 PM
Looking NW from Glacier Pass toward Empire Mountain 
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9/30/2007 5:46:18 PM
Slope below Glacier Pass 
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9/30/2007 5:48:16 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:06:40 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:06:46 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:09:05 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:09:07 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:13:20 PM
Sawtooth Peak 
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9/30/2007 6:20:05 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:24:17 PM
Sunset approaching 
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9/30/2007 6:24:45 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:28:26 PM
Shortly before sunset above Mineral King 
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9/30/2007 6:29:59 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:31:03 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:35:23 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:35:29 PM
Sawtooth Peak at sunset 
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9/30/2007 6:40:18 PM
 
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9/30/2007 6:41:53 PM
Sunset. 6:41pm. 
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9/30/2007 6:57:37 PM
Arriving back at the trailhead. 6:57pm. I made it with just enough light left to not use my headlamp. Matthew arrived an hour earlier and Bob arrived 20 or 30 minutes after me (he tagged 2nd Kaweah in addition to Mt Kaweah). Since I expected to get out closer to midnight I was rather thrilled to be down by dark.