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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 16, 2013 - 01:52am PT
Fluoride,

Yeah, more pics.

Hoping to see you friend Beth. Let's spend some time gabbing at one of the peaks or creeks. That would be good.

I don't think life is ever dialed cause the fine tuning gets a little crazy. I'm blessed to work at something I really care about....the planet and people.

So, Yikes, hope I get my shy together so I get up there this weekend. Plans are for Sat or Sun. So jazzed. The yurts are up but electricity a little on/off at this point. Still looking for TPR to open Memorial.

Want to climb some. Peace and love, lynnie
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 16, 2013 - 02:23am PT
QITNL, thanks for taking the time to post those awesome, inspirational pics.
Takes my breath away. Again, Thanks!!!
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 16, 2013 - 02:41am PT
QITNL/joe that wasn't pointless at all. That was amazing. Thanks for the pics!!
Powder

Trad climber
the Flower Box
May 16, 2013 - 03:44am PT
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos!! *^_^*

They really did make my night better. I now can go to sleep with a smile on my face, dreaming about this amazing playground! = )
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
May 16, 2013 - 10:09am PT
Hoping to spend quite a bit of time there this year :) Lynne we gotta climb conness!
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2013 - 10:30am PT
I didn't tag the summit of Conness, though I could have thrown a rock at it. My boot prints end right here, the next 10 feet was pretty sketch. A couple thousand feet down on either side and no room to self-arrest.

Yeah, there is that one spot, just below the summit, that is pretty narrow.
QITNL

climber
May 16, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
I'm thinking of wandering around the Cathedral Peak area this weekend. If any of you might be up there, give a holler.

phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
May 17, 2013 - 12:00am PT
Counting the days til I get across to the east side again! It's amazing to have the pass open so early. I know it would be better to have the snowpack but being able to get over there is the silver lining.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 17, 2013 - 02:14am PT
Greg Davis, Yes Conness and Cathedral....maybe QITNL might want to tag along on Cathedral.

Greg, did you get the package i mailed to you at Idyllwild???
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 17, 2013 - 04:29am PT
QITNL I'll likely be around Stately Pleasure Dome and Daff Dome this weekend for opening season reasons (West Country has been my first route of the season for 8 years now, West Crack as soon as possible to avoid the mid-season crowds. Blown Away instead if it's not too windy but it's supposed to be breezy this weekend). Probably Little Sheba, Galen's Crack (can't wait!!) and the first pitch of Hoodwink for good measure.

Holler if you see me...always nice to see another ST brethren up there in person. I look the same as my pic on my posts.
T H

climber
May 18, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Today
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
May 19, 2013 - 11:56am PT
I'm heading up in just a bit. Please remember me in your thoughts and prayers. Long Drive. Lots to contemplate. Peace, Lynne
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
May 19, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Poked my head in here to ask about snow on Clouds Rest, and I see that T H's picture has already answered it for me. Thanks!
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 21, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Here's some pics from Tuolumne this past weekend 5/18-19:

Third Pillar of Dana on the right heading up the 120 from the 395.
Third Pillar of Dana on the right heading up the 120 from the 395.
Credit: Fluoride

Tioga Lake level is low but a little better than this time last year.
Tioga Lake level is low but a little better than this time last year.
Credit: Fluoride

There's water in the meadows.
There's water in the meadows.
Credit: Fluoride

Fairview Dome.  P1 of the RR looks to have a snow base up to about hal...
Fairview Dome. P1 of the RR looks to have a snow base up to about half of it. That was the level it was last July when we did it. People are getting on it already.
Credit: Fluoride

A longer view of Conness.
A longer view of Conness.
Credit: Fluoride

Medlicott is melting out fast.
Medlicott is melting out fast.
Credit: Fluoride

Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 21, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Here is some shots of Ellery Bowl 5-19-13
"Tioga" Joe approaching with Ellery Lake in the background
"Tioga" Joe approaching with Ellery Lake in the background
Credit: Laine
Looking up Chute Out, Ellery Bowl Yose
Looking up Chute Out, Ellery Bowl Yose
Credit: Laine
hiking up Chute Out.
hiking up Chute Out.
Credit: Laine
Crampons and axes were needed up high.
Crampons and axes were needed up high.
Credit: Laine
Climbing Banana Chute
Climbing Banana Chute
Credit: Laine
QITNL

climber
May 21, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
Sorry to hear the hard time some folks have had around here the last few days. Thanks for the shots, everyone. I changed my plans and Saturday I headed up to Parker Pass, a couple passes south of Tioga. Real neat area, first time I ever explored it. Nice with all the snow, had it all to myself. I went up Koip Peak and came out via Spillway & Bingaman Lakes.

Some more shots here: http://www.qitnl.com/v/051813/

5-18-13
5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

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5-18-13
Credit: QITNL

5-18-13
5-18-13
Credit: QITNL
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
May 23, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
Qintl, nice. Been a long time since I was up there... So those in the know... Any buzz on the Tuolumne cg opening date?
QITNL

climber
May 23, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
I'm not "in the know" but I can give you my best guess. Last year the Tioga Road opened the same date; the campground opened June 8. However after driving past it the last couple of weekends, I didn't see much progress; nor had they started assembling the store or the other facilities yet. So this year it could be another week or two. We'll see.

Also regarding openings:
The Reds Meadow Road will open on Saturday May 25 at 7:30 a.m. The mandatory shuttle bus will be running for Memorial Day weekend. Only exception vehicles will be allowed to drive into the Reds Meadow Valley.

After Memorial Day Weekend, the mandatory shuttle bus will not resume operation until June 22. From May 28 through June 21, the public may access the valley with their personal vehicles.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
May 26, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
If anyone passes by Dozier Dome in the next couple weeks I'd love to hear the conditions of the face down by Errett Out and Bit by Bit. I'm hoping there won't be too much snowmelt for me to climb it when I'm up there next month.
QITNL

climber
Jun 3, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Nothing to do with Tioga Pass, but I drove through it over the weekend to get to Mt Ritter and said howdy to Lynne at TPR on my way back.

Here's what that area is looking like:

Waller Minaret, Ritter Pass 06-01-13
Waller Minaret, Ritter Pass 06-01-13
Credit: QITNL

Mt Ritter 06-01-13
Mt Ritter 06-01-13
Credit: QITNL

Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake 06-01-13
Banner Peak, Thousand Island Lake 06-01-13
Credit: QITNL

Cecile Lake, Minarets 06-01-13
Cecile Lake, Minarets 06-01-13
Credit: QITNL

Some more shots:
http://www.qitnl.com/v/060113/
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