Trip Report
Tuolumne,Eastern Sierra
Friday August 24, 2012 1:06pm
Credit: Johnny K.

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Johnny K.
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  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:10pm PT

rock looks ok too. thanks for the pics!

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
I call it "heaven"
Jebus H Bomz

Old West Crackramento
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
Good stuff!

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
Will you come along and cook for me on my next road trip? That stuff looks really good.

30 mins. from suicide USA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Nice...but now im hungry.

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Don't know where to begin, but that pizza and then that incredible dihedral (what is that?) near the end alone make the look worth it. You guys know how to live!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
Enjoyed that a bunch! Thanks
this just in

Justin Ross from North Fork
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
The only thing better looking than the food was Pratt's Crack. Now I'm hungry jerk. Thanks for the Photo TR

Nor Cal
  Aug 24, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
bump for the home crags... nice work
lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 02:03pm PT
Great TR, enjoyed the food shots!



from SoCal
  Aug 24, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
Wow, all those food pictures are making me hungry. Nice job with cast iron.

Heck with the rock, can you post your recipes?
Josh Nash

Social climber
riverbank ca
  Aug 24, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
What an awesome photo essay.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 24, 2012 - 05:25pm PT
Awesome pics,
Was that a sasquatch half way through?????

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 05:41pm PT
Now that's just not fair -- beautiful pictures both of yummy mountains and yummy meals.


Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
ydp - it was a tease not to put the crag names in wasn't it? I recognized a lot of them, I think. The route I think you are asking about is pratt's crack in pine creek - one of the few offwidths I'm tempted to do. and the arete to the right is a 13.


Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
  Aug 24, 2012 - 06:47pm PT

Fun, beautiful and tasty....mmm

Was that a sasquatch half way through???
..or a large castor canadensis?


Big Wall climber
So Cal
  Aug 24, 2012 - 06:30pm PT
Great photos! I loved all the yummy food shots.

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
  Aug 24, 2012 - 06:45pm PT
puppy crack f#ck you solo- priceless

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Aug 24, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
looks memorable!

thanks for sharing,
Johnny K.

Author's Reply  Aug 26, 2012 - 12:31pm PT
Thank you.
The sasquatch was a healthy black bear at Iris campround.My buddy got a couple good pictures as he was trying to cross the log into the campgrounds,I'll post em when he uploads them.

Social climber
Truckee, CA
  Apr 2, 2014 - 04:29am PT
Great shots. Definitely got me jonesin' for an East Side trip.

Social climber
San Francity, CA
  Apr 2, 2014 - 11:02am PT
Great pictures.

Oakland, CA
  Apr 2, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
Oh man, feeling the ACHE for a road trip just like this... So many pictures of things that make me glad to be alive.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
  Apr 2, 2014 - 02:51pm PT
^^^ what le-bruce said, been aching for one too. Thanks for the bump and OP for the TR, great pics!!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Apr 2, 2014 - 02:58pm PT
Thanks for posting these. I love the east side. These pics trigger so many road trip memories for me, and make me look forward to some that will still be in the future. I've had lots of driving around and exploring with the kids during their breaks from school... but I've hardly climbed anything on the east side.

My dream retirement is splitting time between this area and Hawaii. But now have to figure out how to squeeze Northern Italy into the rotation too.

Edit: And I really want some pizza now.

  Apr 2, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
Now that is something to live for. Look at all that beauty!

Man oh man...
mike a.

Sport climber
  Apr 2, 2014 - 03:08pm PT
nice pix, thanks for sharing :-)

Social climber
Truckee, CA
  May 8, 2014 - 06:11pm PT
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
  May 9, 2014 - 01:01am PT
nice bump for climbing! how did I miss this first time through?

Great photos but just a little too controversial, don't you think? (see threads related to "the truth about meat", "dogs at the crags" and "cattle ranchers vs. BLM". Oh yeah, and let's not forget "climbing bears"). Also too heavy on the marmots.

  May 8, 2014 - 08:49pm PT
Uhhhhh.... How did I miss one of the best trs ever!! Thanks for the bumps. Great photos!!

  May 8, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
Your shot from Hot Creek show Walter's "Parachute" ski descent!

Great shots, thanks!

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
  May 8, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
like it

Trad climber
  May 8, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
Pine Creek is a delight. If you like choss. No good climbing there, just move along.......

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  May 8, 2014 - 09:46pm PT
Wow! Somehow missed this one . . . really sweet images Johnny.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  May 8, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
I have an un-spoken list of my favorite places in the world, and I've traveled widely. Bali, Phillipines, Thailand, Alps and Europe, Australia, etc...

Tuolumne Meadows is in the top 5. It's really close to #1. Kinda hard to explain to people. One of those places you just have to BE at.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef Islands are very close ( Lady Elliot Island, to be precise) is right up there. Another place where pics don't do it justice. You gotta feel the wind, smell the air, jump in the water.

Very cool TR!!!!

Trad climber
Hustle City
  May 8, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
Thanks for the stoke!

Social climber
Truckee, CA
  Sep 4, 2014 - 01:17am PT
This was one of my favorite photo TRs. Not quite the same now.
Johnny K.

Author's Reply  Sep 4, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
^ Photos are back up =)
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Sep 4, 2014 - 12:24pm PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
  Sep 5, 2014 - 05:16am PT
A picture says a 1000 words, thanks for the many fine photos all reminders of days gone and times to come!!! Stoked to head down the East Side this fall.

Charlie D.
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