Highland/Silver - Ebbets Pass 9/11/16

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Highland/Silver - Ebbets Pass 9/11/16

Post by cefire » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:21 pm

Bagged Highland and Silver starting and ending from the PCT at Ebbets pass. Longer climbs than expected, even given the directions on SummitPost and Pete's directions. Also, the Noble Canyon trail is pretty wonky :confused:

From PCT Southbound, climbed the SW shoulder of Highland and then traversed to Silver Peak. As in Bob Burd's directions, I descended via loose gravel shoots directly to the Noble Canyon trail and then took this back to the parking lot. Fun but tiring day :nod:

13 miles, 6,200' climbing - round trip
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Re: Highland/Silver - Ebbets Pass 9/11/16

Post by MonteWolfe » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:13 pm

Pics don't load for me in Safari or Firefox. Climbed both the week before; would love to see pics

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Re: Highland/Silver - Ebbets Pass 9/11/16

Post by cefire » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:44 pm

hmmmm...Chrome works for me, not sure if these load for phones either??

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Post by ERIC » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:53 am

They're hosted on Google. Google isn't allowing publicly accessible hotlinking of photos anymore (only you will be able to see them on any and all devices). Alternatively, try uploading as attachments (see tab below posting window submit button).
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Post by cefire » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:44 pm

Aha, thanks ERIC - I *think* I managed to upload the pictures now!

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Post by ERIC » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:43 pm

Well done! And nice report, too!
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Re: Highland/Silver - Ebbets Pass 9/11/16

Post by seanr » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:37 am

Somehow I still haven't hiked nor camped at all from HWY 4 area. I've been meaning to get up to Highland and Silver for years. Thanks for the reminder that it is worth a visit.

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Post by KathyW » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:45 pm

Thanks for the photos - Highland is one I'd like to do next summer.

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Re: Highland/Silver - Ebbets Pass 9/11/16

Post by Vaca Russ » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:52 am

cefire wrote: As in Bob Burd's directions, I descended via loose gravel shoots directly to the Noble Canyon trail and then took this back to the parking lot. Fun but tiring day :nod:
One must always take Bob Burd's directions with a grain of salt or more specifically understand that he is not human.

I read his report as well. It is important to note the two mere earthly humans (Ray and Steve) with him on this trip bailed and turned back at the false summit south of Highland.

Don't get me wrong. I am not saying Bob Burd is a raw flesh eating Reptile Alien. I am just saying he can't be human. You draw your own conclusions. :nod:

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Re: Highland/Silver - Ebbets Pass 9/11/16

Post by SNOOOOW » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:40 pm

I agree about Bob Burd and his trip reports...The older ones (like Highland) are a little more "earthly human ish".
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