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Trip Report – Palisades Traverse: June 15-18, 2016

In From the Range of Light & Fast, Trip Reports by Viren PerumalLeave a Comment

  Jimmy and Jack are some pretty cool cats, and they are down for adventure. Hailing from the east coast they have also fallen in love with the eastside of the Sierra with its blue skies and granite peaks. They have shared views of these peaks with their families and they have dreamed of the opportunity to climb them with a local, professional guide. I met Jimmy and Jack last summer during a crack climbing and self-rescue skills day we …

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Palisades! August 1-4, 2014

In From the Range of Light & Fast by Jediah Porter2 Comments

“It is ordained that three dry round grains of barley make an inch, 12 inches make a foot, [and] three feet make a yard.” -AD 1303. Henry III in the “Composition of Yards and Perches“ And 14,000 feet make a significant mountaineering challenge. As your “Guides to the Sierra Mountain(s)” we are forever reaching further and further into the corners of the world’s greatest mountain range. We are on an undying quest to find the best of the best and the …

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Alpine Conditions Report- Palisades- July 1st 2014

In Conditions Reports, From the Range of Light & Fast, High Sierra Alpine Report by Neil Satterfield2 Comments

July 1st 2014. Alpine climbers and enthusiasts, we just finished a trip into the Palisades.  Here is a breakdown of current conditions.             Approaches and Camps: The North Fork of Big Pine Creek is dry walking all the way to Gayley camp.  The sites at Gayley camp are dry. There is still water and melting snow at Gayley camp.  The mosquitos are out through Sam Mack meadow. The Bishop Pass approach is dry through Thunderbolt …