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Hetch-hetch for Easter

Postby balzaccom » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:57 pm

Nice trip this weekend---cool on Friday. but by Sunday it was terrific. Water, water everywhere...and NO mosquitos!

Here's a link to the photos;

http://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/HetchHetchy09#

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Postby bill-e-g » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:45 am

Nice. Sadly I've been up and over Ranch Mountain 4 or 5 times and to
Rancheria too many to count and have not gone completely up
LeConte. Kudos!
If you haven't been you should take the hike to Smith Peak. Your
photos actually have Smith in them a number of times.
Great views from there too...

Me? The wifey and I busted our butt and went to the Diving Board.
Huge disclaimer on this one though. It's off-trail from LYV and
is a "climbers route" with a huge amount of exposure.
Very Strenuous at 3500 ft. above Valley. Some definite Class 3.

Here's a few of the 400+ photos I took:
http://picasaweb.google.com/dale.dekeys ... ngBoard09#
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Postby balzaccom » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:56 am

Lovely photos. Bill.

Glad you could make it out this weekend. There were not many people around, and the place was showing really well!

LeConte is probably class 2 if you do it right---but we just kind of bushwhacked up the thing, so occasionally had to scramble. Still, it's certainly not hard. WOuld have been easier if we had seen the cairn on the trail up--but it is off the trail a bit, and we missed it, so had to make our own way.

Thanks for the tip about SMith Peak--although I suspect that would have been more of a trek than we were ready for this trip...
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