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#39734 - 08/16/14 11:38 AM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Bea exhibits great route finding skills. All you had to do was follow:-)


Edited by John Sims (08/16/14 11:39 AM)

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#43317 - 06/26/15 03:54 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: John Sims]
RenoFrank Online


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 411
Loc: Reno, NV
Originally Posted By: John Sims


Regardless of your "exact" final position, you were very close to Iceberg Lake. By my measurement from the pool to Iceberg Lake was only 600 meters. You just have to go back:-)



John, I went back yesterday and we found our way to Iceberg Lake. My plan was to gain confidence getting there and return for an overnight summit hike as Steve suggested. After yesterday's hike some in my group have opted out of a return trip. I don't think I want to carry an overnight pack up there again ( my wife and I did that on the trip described earlier in this post). Maybe we're just too old and worn out. I do have a 6 day hiking trip to Mammoth Lakes coming up and permits to backpack rim to rim in the Grand Canyon in October. PS - We had trouble route finding getting up to Iceberg Lake from the last seep both going up and down.

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#43318 - 06/26/15 04:41 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Originally Posted By: RenoFrank


I don't think I want to carry an overnight pack up there again ( my wife and I did that on the trip described earlier in this post).


Hey Reno,

I'm 100% with you on this. I have only ever done one day hikes. I just prefer the comfort of hot and cold running water, clean sheets, cooked meals, etc..... I've no doubt that I do miss some of the "experience", but one long day, versus two (or three) sorta long days, hauling an extra 20 lbs of camping gear, seems a good trade off to me. How long did it take you to get to Iceberg Lake? If you were there in ~5 hours you could most likely get to the top in another 3 to 4 hours, and then 5 hours down the main trail, and "shazam", you're done. Total time less than 15 hours. Of course this is a long day cry

6 days in Mammoth is also lovely. I just spent 4 days there, and will go back in July, Aug., and Sept. I want to see if I can get to Lake Ediza via the Minaret Lake/creek trail (starts from Devils Postpile Info center). Of course many other options, so I fully understand this as an option over the MR.

Congrats on getting to Iceberg! That is a journey in and of itself.

John

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#43320 - 06/26/15 10:04 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: John Sims]
RenoFrank Online


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 411
Loc: Reno, NV
Originally Posted By: John Sims
How long did it take you to get to Iceberg Lake? If you were there in ~5 hours you could most likely get to the top in another 3 to 4 hours, and then 5 hours down the main trail, and "shazam", you're done. Total time less than 15 hours. Of course this is a long day

6 days in Mammoth is also lovely. I just spent 4 days there, and will go back in July, Aug., and Sept.


John, it was a very long tiring day just to get to Iceberg. We started at 7am finished back at Portal at 9pm. My wife and I surely could have been faster, but a niece hiked with us. She arrived at our camp at the Portal at 2:30am after working all day, slept a few hours, hiked, and then drove 5 hours back to Reno to work the next day. She is not what I would call an experienced hiker.

My group of 10 will be in a vacation home in Mammoth Lakes for 5 nights starting Tues, Aug 11. If you're in the area maybe you can stop by in the evening.



Edited by RenoFrank (06/26/15 10:05 PM)

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#43321 - 06/26/15 10:20 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7195
Loc: Fresno, CA
Frank, congratulations finally getting up to Iceberg!

I can understand John's only dayhiking. It sure is simpler, and I like the warm shower and soft bed, too.

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#43323 - 06/27/15 10:41 AM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Originally Posted By: RenoFrank


She arrived at our camp at the Portal at 2:30am after working all day, slept a few hours, hiked, and then drove 5 hours back to Reno to work the next day. She is not what I would call an experienced hiker.

My group of 10 will be in a vacation home in Mammoth Lakes for 5 nights starting Tues, Aug 11. If you're in the area maybe you can stop by in the evening.



Hey Frank,

Your niece may not be an experienced hiker, but you cannot deny her strength. Wow, with only 4 hours sleep, 14 hours at altitude on the trail, and then a 5 hour drive, getting back to Reno ~ 2:00 AM the next day. Not someone to be trifled with :

My July dates are the 20th to the 23rd so will not be able to stop by. Wish I could. I'm sure I would enjoy a visit, and perhaps a brew.

Let us know which trails you hike. Always interested in new destinations.

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#43324 - 06/27/15 10:42 AM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: Steve C]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Frank, congratulations finally getting up to Iceberg!

I can understand John's only dayhiking. It sure is simpler, and I like the warm shower and soft bed, too.


Oh my, is there a convert in the house?

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#43325 - 06/27/15 12:40 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: John Sims]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7195
Loc: Fresno, CA
> Oh my, is there a convert in the house?

No no, just coming out and admitting it. smile I haven't given up backpacking yet -- in fact I am trying to decide which Zpack to buy (my 3rd) to replace the last worn out one.)

After several days on a backpack, I find my mind wandering, thinking how nice the bed at home is. I'm trying to figure out how to get to that mental state like Rogue Photonic has where he's just as comfortable in the woods as at home.

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#43326 - 06/27/15 02:54 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: Steve C]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Sunnyvale, California

> I'm trying to figure out how to get to that mental state like Rogue Photonic has where he's just as comfortable in the woods as at home.

You just need to start our on a 3+ month trip, with several hundred miles of trails planned. No way to start thinking about your bed at home for the first 12 weeks:-)

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#43327 - 06/27/15 04:39 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: John Sims]
SanGorgonioHiker Offline


Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 66
Loc: Southern CA
I've heard it said by many experts, that you need at least 2 weeks of backpacking to feel almost all comfortable ... and after 3 weeks the; woods are as good as home.


Edited by SanGorgonioHiker (06/27/15 04:40 PM)
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#43335 - 06/28/15 08:21 AM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
RenoFrank Online


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 411
Loc: Reno, NV
Originally Posted By: RenoFrank


I don't think I want to carry an overnight pack up there again


I just cancelled my permits for a party of 4 overnight up the North Fork of Lone Pine Creek (Mountaineers Route) entering on Tuesday July 14.

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#43357 - 06/30/15 07:33 AM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
RenoFrank Online


Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 411
Loc: Reno, NV
Here's my latest video

Iceberg Lake from Frank Bursick on Vimeo.


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#43362 - 06/30/15 03:47 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Great job on both vids, Frank. Good music selection as well.

You'll be back. Swearing off a route hardly ever holds . . .

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#43364 - 06/30/15 05:33 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: RenoFrank]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7195
Loc: Fresno, CA
Nice! The Ebersbacher Ledges video (3:30-8:30) sure makes it look treacherous! smile

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#43367 - 06/30/15 09:30 PM Re: Mountaineers Route 8-5-14 [Re: Bulldog34]
John Sims Offline


Registered: 04/20/12
Posts: 523
Loc: Sunnyvale, California
Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
Great job on both vids, Frank. Good music selection as well.

You'll be back. Swearing off a route hardly ever holds . . .


Hey Reno,

Bulldog says it all. You'll be back. You just need the right circumstances to occur at the right time.

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