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Hiking Thread

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by SurfInferno, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 20, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    Used to do a lot more hiking when I was in high school. Hiked quite a bit in the Appalachians in east tn and western nc. Siler's Bald, Clingman's Dome, Mt. Sterling, Gregory's Bald, Tricorner Knob, Mt Mitchell, Mt. Guyot, Albright Grove, Walnut Bottoms, Elkmont, Maddron Bald and more recently Mt LeConte. All the pics I've got of these places (except LeConte) are all on film, so can't post them unless I get around to scanning them in.

    A couple other good places to go in Tennessee are Savage Gulf and Fiery Gizzard. There are more, just can't remember right now.

    The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in western NC has a grove of some of the largest poplar trees I've ever seen. The trail is a loop that is maybe 2 miles long. Not very hard, but fun. Sorry my pics aren't the best.

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    When I lived in LA I would go on day hikes in the Angeles and Los Padres National Forests, Malibu Creek, and Santa Ynez.

    A few from Mt.Wilson
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  2. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Pics look damn good to me. That's a nice variety of landscapes...
     
  3. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Me and my girl and her brother hiked the face of Heavenly in Tahoe last summer I took all day. this is a shot or her brother at the top we were just fucking around on this big rock
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    Same spot
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    Going back down :eek:
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  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    I'm out just about every weekend in the summer. Here's a few from one of last years adventures...(I have more, will post later!)

    Jackson, WY - Top of the World 7.5 miles one way to the top of the Tetons
    From the Base of the mountain (the trail zigs zags through the ski resort)
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    And me at the top! Tired!
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  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    It should defiantly be a to-do on everyones list, and everyone should stop on the sand dune and hike/run to the top to see how hard it is, and the view.

    lol im super glad it wasnt me, its just a vid i found online and thought it was funny so i put it as my sig.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    Dang thats a sick view! I want to ride downhill up there one of these summers. Heard tahoe is awesome for down hilling.

    Thats a gnarly looking hike. I've never hiked past tree line, ill put that on my bucket list haha
     
  7. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    i'll post up some pics later when i'm on my computer. i got some good ones for you guys and gals
     
  8. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes...

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    I promised more pics so here we go...more from the above mentioned hike, Top of the World


    Its about here that I start wishing I could have just driven my truck up...
    notice the tram (cables & towers) on the left...that's my destination
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    the view at this point is worth the effort (5+ miles up)
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    getting closer to the top!
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    and my pack at the top. a friend of mine is in the Army and was in A-stan at the time. When I told him where I was going he told me he wished he could be there...so I brought him (picture tucked in the pack) and his boonie along for the trip
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  9. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    and more trips from Grand Teton NP

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    Leigh Lake
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    its a goal of mine to visit all of the lakes in Grand Teton...all of them are only accessed by hiking trails

    And from my trip to Glacier NP this last summer...

    Hidden Lake trail

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    And Avalanche Lake

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    And Highline Trail...quite possibly the most scary place I have ever been. You are literally on a 2' or less wide ledge hundreds of feet over the highway - did I mention that I'm afraid of heights?!?!? :eek:

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  10. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Dang! Those lakes are like glass, incredible! i would have turned around and left after seeing the ledge to walk across though haha.

    I made another trip up to the top of Chumash today with 55lbs on, did it in 40 mins. The winds were insane! 45-50mph in some of the canyons, up top they were about 35-40mph.

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  11. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:31 AM
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    Awesome pics. Looks like my bucket needs to get a lot bigger. Hope I live long enough to empty it...:D
     
  12. Jan 21, 2011 at 5:32 AM
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    Alright, what's next? :popcorn:
     
  13. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Definitely got to get Montana on that list! There's plenty of beautiful places to see up here.

    Hmmm...well I have lots more pictures. Unfortunately they are all at home so that will have to wait. Stories in the mean time? I have lost of animal encounter stories.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    mt whitney last summer

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  15. Jan 21, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    and pics from local hikes where i live

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  16. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    those whitney pics are unreal! I've heard it is a beautiful hike but ive never seen pictures of it. Thats going on my list!
     
  17. Jan 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    it was amazing. you HAVE to hike it. i want to do it again, PM me if you have an questions about the lottery process to get the hiking permit. we went mid july and there was a ton of snow, the weather is wild up there
     
  18. Jan 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    theres a lottery to get a permit? i never heard of that before haha, i mostly just hike local trails or ones in mammoth. Ill see if i cant get some friends to hike it this summer.
     
  19. Jan 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    yeah, you have to submit an application to get a permit, i think only 200 or so people are allowed on the mountain each day. you request days you want to go, but you get what they give you. cost is $15 per person i think
     
  20. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    less chit chat...more pictures :goingcrazy:

    here's a few local spots that I frequent (less than 2 miles round trip)

    Palisade Falls
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    On the trail near Grotto Falls
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    And in Yellowstone NP...my 2nd home :)
    Grand Prismatic Spring (most people don't venture any further than the boardwalk in the pic...they don't know what they're missing out on!)
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