Monthly Archives: September 2014

Emigrant Wilderness – Backpacking to Ridge Lake and Granite Dome – the plan

On a bright sunny morning, we set out from Kennedy meadows (6200)…. headed for Ridge lake (9200)/Iceland Lake, by way of Summit creek (8200)…. How this happened is typical Brodie… we had been all set for a trip to Yosemite, … Continue reading

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Emigrant Wilderness – pain and a surprise at the end

Day 1 as a brutal uphill… gaining 2000 feet in 6 miles or so. Coming from sea level, with my usual issues, it was not fun.. at all. Much cursing at Brodie ensued. We headed flat along the river (an … Continue reading

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Emigrant Wilderness – Sights and wonder

Putting the aside the toil/sweat/punishment, the whole area is a blast. And as time marches on, I begin to forget the suffering and focus only on the good stuff. That is what keeps me coming back. The best part by … Continue reading

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Keuka 2014 – the competition heats up

After taking it easy on my 2 other competitors the last 2 years, it was time for Mahlerski to assert some dominance. A 3 stroke thrashing win in golf (never mind the score) was followed up with strong second place … Continue reading

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