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Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013
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Adam Criswell
(macrophyllum) - F

Locale: Northern California
Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013 on 01/16/2013 23:00:57 MST Print View

Good times were had by all. I really enjoyed meeting new people and seeing friends again. Here are a few pictures, I added a couple from the valley for variety. :)

El Cap and the Merced

El Cap

Grazing on the snow

grazing snow

Lower Yosemite Falls

lower yosemite falls

Rick N

Rick N

At the edge

At the edge

Snowing at Dewey Point

Snowing at Dewey Point

Looking East

Looking East

Beam Me Up

Chosen Tree

Jacob with Locus Gear pyramid

jacob with Locus gear

Rick E with Duomid (?)

Rick E


Ultralight yard sale at 7000 feet

ultralight yard sale

Jacob and David gazing into the clouds

Jacob and David gazing into the clouds

Wandering

Wandering

Rick E

Sunrise on Sunday

sunrise

40 Below Commercial

40 Below Commercial

Strike a pose

Strike a pose

Group Shot

group shot

Sorry I didnt get individual pictures of you all, maybe next time. If anyone from the trip would like a copy of the group shot, PM me your email address and I will send it to you.

As far as gear went, I admit I was a little nervous that what I had wouldnt cut it. Turns out I was fine.

Clothing worn when sleeping:
Cap 4 LJ's
Cap 1 shirt
Hooded wool shirt
light wool socks
Hooded fleece
Thermawrap vest
Thermawrap pants
Montbell wind pants
Montbell Alpine Light
Fleece balaclava
Houdini wind shirt
Liner gloves
Primaloft booties

Old (15- 20 degree?) down sleeping bag
MLD bivy
Thermarest Solite pad
Thinlite pad
3/4 length inflatable
Torsolight pad
Hot water bottle (in a dry bag, thanks for the idea Jacob)

See you all soon!

(edited: forgot pads)

Edited by macrophyllum on 01/16/2013 23:10:21 MST.

Mike Oxford
(moxford) - MLife

Locale: Silicon Valley, CA
Fun trip on 01/17/2013 02:08:55 MST Print View

Just a note...
Weather.com had the low at Badger Pass at -17F on their "weather yesterday page" on Monday when we looked. Seriously. I don't know how cold it was at the point, but it's the same elevation.

Great to meet all of you; thank you for welcoming us late-in-the-dark-arrivals and letting us use the kitchen! :)

This link will expire, but it'll be good through the end of January...

http://www.weather.com/weather/monthly/29:11

And of note... it looks like what was previously -17 is now -20? Odd.

We passed some snowshoe people while we were coming out that thought Badger Pass was 8 at 7:30am. At any rate ... it was a cold cold night. :)

-Mike and Katie

Edited by moxford on 01/17/2013 02:26:27 MST.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Fun trip on 01/17/2013 09:59:18 MST Print View

Adam, you posted that 'just be a model' photo of me, lol. I'm glad now it was too cold to deter me from going the nude model route that I normally insist on. :D


Mike it's possible that weather report is from the Mammoth weather station, which is probably the closest one to Badger Pass. It was well cold out there, but -20 doesn't sound right. Coldest I've been in was -15ºF and the gear I had wouldn't have kept me warm in that.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013 on 01/17/2013 12:14:58 MST Print View

Looks like a great trip guys! Bummed that I could not make it, but considering how cold it was....kinda relieved! Next time, I promise

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Dewey Point on 01/18/2013 12:13:03 MST Print View

I added a more long winded write up on my blog if anyone is interested.


If anyone is interested in another snow trip, hit me up. I'm thinking something for mid Feb would be nice. I have a couple of ideas, but open to whatever as long as I can snowshoe in.

Eric Lundquist
(cobberman) - F - M

Locale: Northern Colorado
Re: Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013 on 01/18/2013 13:44:28 MST Print View

Great photos and trip reports everyone. It's quite interesting to see all the different setups and the similarities in gear choices as well. Jacob, sorry to hear about the memory card issues. I usually bring a spare card in case one goes bad or more likely I fill the original up. An extra memory card can't weight too much, right?

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Re: Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013 on 01/18/2013 14:44:39 MST Print View

Eric, yeah I always bring an extra... in this case my 'extra' turned out to be the only one I had. Long story, but it was mostly filled up with images from my wife's Canon, which I had no way to delete unless I formatted the card, thus losing the photos I took on the first day.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Dewey Point on 01/18/2013 15:36:17 MST Print View

Jacob, and others, I am interested in another snow trip as well.

Philip Delvoie
(PhilipD) - MLife

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013 on 01/19/2013 13:06:53 MST Print View

Another great looking winter trip. Awesome scenery. Good stuff.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
Dewey Point 2013 on 01/21/2013 21:25:31 MST Print View

Great trip guys.

I would love to get out there.

Jacob - Since you mentioned it, how about starting a new thread?

Where are you thinking? Have you considered Peter Grubb Hut?

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Dewey Point 2013 on 01/24/2013 09:52:34 MST Print View

Dave / All:

Link here for next trip:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=72613

Edited by JacobD on 01/24/2013 09:53:14 MST.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Dewey Point 2013, A Few More Photos on 01/29/2013 08:54:34 MST Print View

Kat let me borrow her camera since I had a problem with my memory card.
She was nice enough to let me take home the memory card from the GGG
which still had the images on it. I shot several panoramas with it,
and just stitched them together in photoshop. The largest of these is
about 100 megapixels...

2013-01_4237  pano  web.jpg


The red box represents a 600x400 pixel section of the original:
2013-01_4237  demo  web.jpg


Viewing the red box at full zoom:
2013-01_4237  crop  web.jpg


Here are a couple other panos and one additional shot:
Alpenglow in the Valley

Dewey Point

Looking Eastward