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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 …