The official Dave T. vs. Klas Eklof SHR photo thread
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Dave T
(DaveT) - F
The official Dave T. vs. Klas Eklof SHR photo thread on 03/09/2009 11:23:58 MDT Print View

Allright Klas.

It's time to officially have a thread where I post an SHR picture, and you post one from the same spot from your trip. Or vice versa.

For background, my hike was with one other person, beginning in mid-June of the very large and late snow year of 2006. We did much of it on snow, with resupply in Bishop over Piute Pass, at Reds Meadow, and Tuolumne Meadows. We saw few people and fewer mosquitos. And we didn't go nearly as light or fast as Klas did, that speed demon.

Let the comparative photo postings begin!

Edited by DaveT on 03/09/2009 15:13:10 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
just below Muir Pass on 03/09/2009 11:25:51 MDT Print View

Evening hiking towards Muir Pass, with Black Giant in the background. June 24, 2006.

towards muir

Edited by DaveT on 03/09/2009 11:50:16 MDT.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: just below Muir Pass on 03/09/2009 11:43:36 MDT Print View

Could you post the trip dates - Month and Year - for a little perspective on conditions. Thanks.

I'm going to enjoy this!

Jonathan Ryan
(Jkrew81) - F - M

Locale: White Mtns
Re: The official Dave T. vs. Klas Eklof SHR photo thread on 03/09/2009 14:01:19 MDT Print View

keep them comin Dave, great thread!!!

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: just below Muir Pass on 03/09/2009 20:07:15 MDT Print View

Would you mind posting a gear list for this trip?
It doesn't need to be exhaustive I just find gear list for dealing with less than ideal weather, minimal resupply ect. much more interesting and educational than the standard summer SUL list.-Thank you

Klas Eklof
(klaseklof) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
re: The official Dave T. vs. Klas Eklof SHR photo thread on 03/09/2009 20:45:48 MDT Print View

Nice Dave.

This is from Muir Pass looking back down at you, Mt Powell in the distance, late July 2007.

muir

Sorry I didn't get one of the Black Giant. I took far fewer pictures while on the Muir Trail sections, as I had seen it all before...yawn.

Klas Eklof
(klaseklof) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
re: The official Dave T. vs. Klas Eklof SHR photo thread on 03/09/2009 20:55:29 MDT Print View

My turn:

On the morning climb to Frozen Lake Pass, looking across Lake Basin at Marion Peak, the obvious Red Pass, which our route descended, on the right.

Red Pass

The Muir Trail USED to go through here...on the way to Cartridge Pass, I found and lost the old JMT a couple of times... I was happy to have this all alone... Wonder what it looks like with some snow...

(gearlist is on my profile)

Edited by klaseklof on 03/09/2009 21:08:10 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Dave T vs Klas Eklof vs Crechen on 03/09/2009 21:11:58 MDT Print View

P8030099

JMT-Banner Peak-Thousand Island Lake

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Dave T vs Klas Eklof on 03/09/2009 21:23:36 MDT Print View

"Allright Klas."

"It's time to officially have a thread where I post an SHR picture, and you post one from the same spot from your trip. Or vice versa."

There is sort a theme going here....

Edited by greg23 on 03/09/2009 21:24:06 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
shr not jmt. on 03/09/2009 21:25:18 MDT Print View

.

Edited by DaveT on 03/19/2009 15:23:57 MDT.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Dave T vs Klas Eklof vs Crechen on 03/09/2009 21:26:15 MDT Print View

Crechen,

Glad to see you've entered the fray. Kick some photographic a**.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Dave T vs Klas on 03/09/2009 21:29:59 MDT Print View

No worries mate

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Dave T. vs Klas Eklof on 03/09/2009 21:39:08 MDT Print View

P8120180

SHR
Palisade Lakes

Edited by Creachen on 03/09/2009 21:41:09 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
Lakes Basin on 03/11/2009 00:45:22 MDT Print View

Best I can do to match your pic, Klas. This is looking back the same direction from the final pitch to Frozen Lake Pass. You can see the same mountains in the distance. Afternoon, June 22, 2006.

Lakes Basin

Edited by DaveT on 03/11/2009 00:46:26 MDT.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
upper basin on 03/11/2009 10:53:06 MDT Print View

Klas, your turn.

Descending into Upper Basin, below Frozen Lake Pass, in the early evening. Mather Pass to left, and saddle to climb to Split Mountain on right across basin.

upper basin.

Klas Eklof
(klaseklof) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
Lakes Basin on 03/11/2009 19:46:15 MDT Print View

I think this other picture I have from Frozen Lake Pass is a pretty good match:

frozen

Edited by klaseklof on 03/11/2009 19:47:17 MDT.

Klas Eklof
(klaseklof) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
re: The official Dave T. vs. Klas Eklof SHR photo thread on 03/11/2009 19:51:22 MDT Print View

I'll be offline 'till next week... Going to race up Haleakala this weekend.

http://www.virr.com/races/run2sun/

Klas Eklof
(klaseklof) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
re: The official Dave T. vs. Klas Eklof SHR photo thread on 03/18/2009 20:00:34 MDT Print View

Ok, I'm back.
The race up Haleakala went great.
Conditions at the top = 20's, blowing +50, sleet.
Garments = Running shorts, Patagonia L/S Cap1, MontBell U.L.Wind Jacket, Possumdown Gloves, Visor.

Next installment:

shout

Let's stop giving descriptions and see if you can guess. This one should be easy...

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
shr action. on 03/18/2009 21:00:28 MDT Print View

congrats on the race. that sounded pretty cool from the web page. go klas!

i just woke up from a nap and i'm too sleepy to figure that one out. it's not looking back towards Lake Italy from Gabbot Pass is it?

Edited by DaveT on 03/18/2009 21:11:22 MDT.

Klas Eklof
(klaseklof) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
shr action. on 03/18/2009 21:45:22 MDT Print View

I think that is a very interesting guess, for two reasons:

1. The foreground lakes indeed look a lot like the toe of Lake Italy. I never thought of that before.

2. Gabb is the center-peice on the horizon.