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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 05/07/2009 21:07:38 MDT Print View

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Darwin Canyon 13,208 ft


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Midway Lake near Finger Peak 12,404 ft

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Above Treeline on 05/08/2009 07:38:31 MDT Print View

Jay, your pics seriously rock!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Timberline on 05/08/2009 18:38:21 MDT Print View

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Sapphire Lake- Here comes a afternoon thunderstorm!!!!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Timberline on 05/12/2009 20:25:57 MDT Print View

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Lake McDermand and Wanda Lake at Muir Pass 11,955 ft

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 06/05/2009 18:57:04 MDT Print View

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Finger Col....

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Above Treeline on 06/06/2009 14:59:05 MDT Print View

Very nice!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Humphreys Basin "ABOVE TREELINE" on 08/08/2009 14:36:08 MDT Print View

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Elba Lake-French Canyon


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Puppet Lake



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Mesa Lake


Glacier Divide...Evolution Valley is on the other side.

Edited by Creachen on 08/08/2009 14:52:17 MDT.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: Humphreys Basin "ABOVE TREELINE" on 08/08/2009 17:20:52 MDT Print View

These are fantastic Jay, keep 'em coming!

Cheers,

Rick

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Humphreys Basin X-C on 08/08/2009 19:21:07 MDT Print View

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Mesa Lake--- I learned some very good lessons- 1st No Tarps over 10,000 ft.


Very exsposed and too Windy for Tarp use--- My TarpTent would of ben perfect!!!



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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 08/08/2009 19:29:25 MDT Print View

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Mt. Humphreys---One very large mountain!


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Impressive Geology--Granite and quartz and Tungsten



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Edited by Creachen on 08/08/2009 19:39:16 MDT.

Bill B
(bill123) - MLife
Above Treeline on 08/08/2009 21:17:30 MDT Print View

Beautiful photos. Are you planning on posting a trip report? I'd really enjoy hearing about it.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Humphreys Basin -Above Treeline on 08/09/2009 13:38:46 MDT Print View

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Broken Finger Peak

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Puppet Lake

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Desolation Lake

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This area is spectaclur but is very wind swept and desolate hence the name of Desolation Lake.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 09/19/2009 19:26:33 MDT Print View

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Humphreys Basin--Puppet Lake
I felt like I was on the Moon.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Above Treeline on 09/20/2009 04:59:44 MDT Print View

May I play too?
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Camp below Glacier de Moiry
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Up by the Glacier de Moiry
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Camp above Gruben heading towards Augstbordpass
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Morning tea at Grat, Zermatt valley
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The Europaweg track - falling (avalanching) down the hillside
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Climber's campsite, bottom of Hornli Ridge, Matterhorn
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Bottom of Hornli Ridge, Matterhorn

All Switzerland.
Cheers

Ross Bleakney
(rossbleakney) - MLife

Locale: Cascades
Re: Above Treeline on 09/23/2009 18:45:45 MDT Print View

My wife and I just back from the Italian, French and Swiss Alps. It really is amazing to me how much there is above treeline, but below the glaciers/snow fields (and there is plenty of ice and snow). I do most of my hiking in the Cascades, where we have a huge sub-alpine area (lots of little trees mixed with blueberry bushes and heather). The European Alps don't seem to have much of that -- there is a much more abrupt switch from the trees to the meadows, with the meadows covering a huge area. I find it all very interesting.

Anyway, great pictures. I'll add to them when I get some time.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 09/23/2009 19:16:43 MDT Print View

Excellent pictures Rodger!! I really enjoy being "Above Treeline". It reminds me of maybe being possibly on the Moon or Mars. Terra Furmma

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Muir Pass 11,955 ft
A storm is lurking!!!!

Edited by Creachen on 09/23/2009 21:17:40 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 09/23/2009 21:23:39 MDT Print View

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On top of Mt Whitney
14,491 ft

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Above Treeline on 09/23/2009 21:38:47 MDT Print View

Hi Ross

> The European Alps don't seem to have much of that -- there is a much more abrupt switch
> from the trees to the meadows,

I think that may be due to the cows. Where there is forest the area is usually fenced of from the cows on the high pastures, so the forest grow. But the high pastures are grazed pretty heavily, so they are just grass.
my 2c.

Cheers

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Above Treeline on 09/23/2009 23:06:22 MDT Print View

I think that may be due to the cows.

Cows, and even higher up, sheep!

Also why the milk there tastes so delicious! No grain-fed livestock!

All these shots are wonderful, but Roger, that Hornli shot from below... wow. Two years ago I was very near the Matterhorn, but never right up against it. Must have been awe-inspiring and quite intimidating to be right beneath the great spire!

Edited by butuki on 09/23/2009 23:09:09 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Above Treeline on 09/24/2009 01:46:00 MDT Print View

Hi Miguel

Obviously impressive, but ...

There's a statue on a fountain in Zermatt to a local Guide, Ulrich Inderbinen (1900-1990). It records that he climbed the Matterhorn (obviously with clients) 370 times. The Guides' fee for climbing the Matterhorn is about 1,800 Swiss Francs. It's very popular ...

If one looks closely at the start one sees a large bronze statue on the face (Virgin Mary), and a plethora of fixed ropes. I am afraid that the Hornli ridge has gone from being impossible, to a hard route, to a trade route, to a bread&butter for the guides.

But it is still impressive, despite some people claiming it is entirely loose rock. Well, there is a lot of loose rock there in some places, but that tooth still sticks up awful high, with some awful steep faces.
Sue said she'd let me do it with a Guide, but it seemed a bit commercial these days.
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The HornliHutte and HornliHutte Hotel are just below dead centre. The photo of the start of the ridge was taken from above that, a bit to the right.

Cheers

Edited by rcaffin on 09/24/2009 01:47:38 MDT.