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07-18-2012, 11:57 PM #1
Highland Lakes/Folger Peak July 6, 2012
hutchy and i are doing our best to get turns in each month this year. for me it will be 3 or 4 consecutive years and this will be her first if she makes it. so for july i thought the highland lakes area would be an excellent choice given that it had fun fun snow at the end of august last year. i was mistaken. we did find some snow and it was enough to get our required 10 turns in, but the lakeside patches and pond skimming were long gone. still, it's a beautiful place to camp and fun was had
we arrived a little late in the day so hutchy sprints to set up the tent
then we started our hike up to folgers peak, since we had seen some decent patches from highway 4. it's a pretty hike
and not too far either. did i mention pretty
despite being fairly easy, it was hot.
so hutchy was excited to get to the top
mostly cuz there was beer
and variety at that
we'll just climb down there and ski that
i'm thinking, wtf??!!
she made it look somewhat easy, so i was ok with it. after this pic i geared up and climbed down
when i got to the snow i found her in tears. nacho had jumped on her and she slipped and slid down the rocks, dislocating her shoulder.
i said "who cares about your shoulder, look what you did to your ass".
butt seriously, if she hadn't stopped when she hit the snow, things could have been much much worse
we were both a bit shaken up. i was suddenly aware that without poles i might not be able to stop myself in a fall and that a fall was more likely without poles
the result was we didn't make our required 10 turns in the couloir, though we did make some
we spotted another more sizable patch that also happened to be on our way out. always a trooper, hutchy led the way.
then i led on the way down, making exactly 10 turns
we'll go ahead and say she made 10 too.
then i found a snowboard
it was heavy
so nacho helped (not!)
but he's cute
uh oh. back seat
then we headed back, and i saw a flower
flowers are pretty
more pretty flowers, a dog, and mount airola
just flowers, and a dog
the obvious winner in the shock top sunset photo contest
highland lake sunset with highland peak in the background
nom nom nom...
Last edited by powdork; 07-19-2012 at 12:37 AM.
07-19-2012, 12:42 AM #2?
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
- Verdi NV
Nice, real nice!
She must have been uber sore the next morninOwn your fail. ~Jer~
07-19-2012, 12:43 AM #3Minion
- Join Date
- May 2012
hey I totally got my 10 turns in!
07-19-2012, 12:52 AM #4
i know you did, just hoped i could guilt you into another july trip before august turns
the view from highway 4
07-19-2012, 12:57 AM #5
Impressive effort and great photos.
That downclimb is still sketchy even when there is more snow.
Way to keep your streaks alive!
07-19-2012, 10:28 AM #6
Do I have to be the dirtbag to request more pics of hutchy's ass?
07-19-2012, 07:18 PM #7
nothing dirtbag about it. since she's new she owes at least that or of her mom's or sister's. rulz is rulz.
will boobs do??
from our sonora pass trip in mid-may
07-20-2012, 07:22 PM #8
You should marry that girl.
One day she's gonna wake up and realize what a (pow)dork you look like.
Good job, friend. There is hope for me!No longer stuck.
07-20-2012, 08:22 PM #9
07-20-2012, 09:10 PM #10
I heard about this talking mirror and this old witch with apples.
Sent from my cell phone. no, a cell phone.No longer stuck.
07-21-2012, 07:22 PM #11
almost forgot the mule's ear slalom back to camp
07-21-2012, 07:39 PM #12
I loved going to Highland Lakes back in the day- June always seemed the best month. Was contemplating heading up this weekend, in fact. More likely, I'll be back in the fall after the crowds have gone.
Good Nacho!¡Órale, vato!
07-22-2012, 11:30 AM #13Registered User
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- central sierra
Your ten turn patch is usually my last run of the year, but it typically extends all the way down into the drainage. Went up two weekends ago to ski it, but saw from Hwy 4 that it had melted out, so did a hike up the Elbow instead. Usually I go straight from the upper campground up the drainage to the saddle where you find the ten turn patch. Quick, easy and one of the more beautifl wildflower hikes around. Way to squeeze out your turns for the month. Great pictures, great partner.
07-22-2012, 11:49 AM #14Warrior of the Wasteland
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- Apr 2004
- Holy Mt.
That's about the best thing I've seen on here in a long time, though I don't come on often anymore.