Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Post by Gazelle » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:51 am

Is the meetup on that side or the other side? As I may be 1st there (again) this may change how I go from Hopkins to Grinnell? Kathy (you should come?)I was just asking as I am going to be in Hopkins basin and wondered which lake may be prettier.


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Post by Hobbes » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:04 am

Gazelle wrote:Is the meetup on that side or the other side? As I may be 1st there (again) this may change how I go from Hopkins to Grinnell? Kathy (you should come?)I was just asking as I am going to be in Hopkins basin and wondered which lake may be prettier.
Well, young lady, knowing you I can't really imagine you slumming it down in the lowlands around L Hopkins before going over Grinnell Hopkins.

I figure you'll be up on the ridge traversing Crocker to Red White before coming down some insane ledge. :rock:

PS Backstory: the first time I met Kristine, I was chilling by a small hanging lake before pushing on the 2nd meet-up location. She had just come down from Picket guard peak, and I was like whaaattt?

We then took off together for the meet-up spot around a mile away, in which she quickly left me in the dust. No racing/competition hiking, just effortless gliding over talus. Hence my reaction by saying something to the effect of "you're a fvckin' gazelle!" Thankfully, she waited up for me as we neared the lake. The first person we saw was Oleander doing her Lady Godiva thing swimming around the beautiful island lake.

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Post by Gazelle » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:23 am

Well I do plan on doing the whole ridge between them and Hopkins and Robber Baron peaks on Tuesday then to meetup spot for the night. Just decide in where to camp on Monday night? And not so young!
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Post by maverick » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:10 am

I tried to read through but the posts but I got lost. Are you all meeting at Lower Hopkins Lake on July 26th?
26th and 27th at Grinnell Lake Kathy, Lake 10804.

Is the meetup on that side or the other side?
Anywhere along the western side of Lake 10804.
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Post by SSSdave » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:18 pm

With your meetup now a month away, took another look at snow conditions on the EOSDIS Worldview satellite. The best most recent visibility is on June 23. (Manually select/copy/paste the url HST forum sw mutilates):

https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/?p ... 6375713718

Just like last year the snowiest of the Mono Recesses is the narrow south to north Laurel Creek canyon with its tall west/east walls. The less topo map savvy to correlate to the satellite ought refer to:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=37.46206,-118.85132&z=13&t=T

The darker spots are usually lakes with Edison Reservoir obvious as well as shady forests of canyon bottoms. Duck, Purple, and Virginia are obvious to the north. Bathtub and Anne north of Edison. South of Mono Cr is Lower Mills Cr. Mott is fully melted out but Bighorn and Rosy Finch barely so. Hortense barely so and any of the upper southeast Fish Creek lakes not so much, still under partial snow. Quite obvious is all the snow still on shady aspects of the Silver Divide. Both Pioneer Basin and Hopkins canyons are obvious to the east of Laurel.

Grinnel and Red and White are obviously trying to melt out. At this point I can see I made the right call of not going back there again during the meetup period (will be in Humphreys) as will guess wildflowers and greenery might peak first or second week of August. Though that won't be of concern to most of you folks. Of more interest are those that have been planning to cross the Silver Divide from the north. Keep an eye on the above and consider the obvious direct Edison route as a fall back.

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Post by Gazelle » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:06 pm

I will have my ice axe and crampons with me as I am doing the hourglass up to Dae and Abbott, Mills. I personally like snow most of the time it makes the scree easier (usually). But thanks for the update!
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Post by Love the Sierra » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:11 pm

maverick wrote:
AT is coming via Edison Lake, no x-country passes involved. :)
Thanks Maverick. If I can get away from work, I will try to hook up with AT. However, 4th of July gives me more days off so I think that I will be taking that week off.

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Post by KathyW » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:43 am

Thanks Hobbes! Now I can figure it out.
Hobbes wrote:Wow, there's a blast from the past. I think the location is here:

https://mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php? ... &z=16&t=t4

I'm planning on going over Grinnell-Hopkins from lower Hopkins lake here:

https://mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php? ... &z=16&t=t4

Not sure if I'm going to traverse through Pioneer basin to go over Crocker Col here:

https://mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php? ... &z=16&t=t4

Or simply lollygag down the trail.

According to my calcs, either route has around 2k+- gain/loss. While Crocker is 5.3 miles to L Hopkins vs 7.4 via trail, it's x-c, so I figure the travel time might be the same.

Hobbes: Thank you! Now I can figure it out.

However, the issue I have is I don't want to hang out @ L Hopkins during the afternoon (tree hatred). I'd want to go over Crocker in the am, so it would screw up the rest of the day. If I hang and fish in Pioneer all day, then I can leave around 4, get to L Hopkins by 7, eat & crash.

Thursday morning I'd head to the meet-up location, drop my stuff @ Grinnell, and head over Bighorn to check out some more fishing @ Rosy Finch, etc.
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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Post by KathyW » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:45 am

Gazelle wrote:I will have my ice axe and crampons with me as I am doing the hourglass up to Dae and Abbott, Mills. I personally like snow most of the time it makes the scree easier (usually). But thanks for the update!
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If the Hourglass Couloir is melted out, it will be an awful climb - very loose and steep under the snow.

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Re: Maverick's 2018 Annual Meet-up 7/26-7/27

Post by KathyW » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:56 am

Thanks!
maverick wrote:
I tried to read through but the posts but I got lost. Are you all meeting at Lower Hopkins Lake on July 26th
?

26th and 27th at Grinnell Lake Kathy, Lake 10804.

Is the meetup on that side or the other side?
Anywhere along the western side of Lake 10804.

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