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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby tlongpine » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:09 pm

painless4u2 wrote:[-X :yawn: Now, now you guys. Simmer down. Let's try to stay on subject here.

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In an effort to steer this conversation back to the topic (someone has to, right?)... I believe the discussion is "What trail(s) has/have the greatest rise and shortest run?"
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby bonehead » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:58 am

I just can't understand how putting the words
San Jacinto and vertical relief together can cause such a s**t storm.
Google seems to have no such trouble.

https://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&q=Mt+San+Jacinto+CA+vertical+relief

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby bonehead » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:10 am

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby tlongpine » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:36 am

bonehead wrote:I just can't understand how putting the words
San Jacinto and vertical relief together can cause such a s**t storm.
Google seems to have no such trouble.

https://www.google.com/search?site=&source=hp&q=Mt+San+Jacinto+CA+vertical+relief

Happy f***ing Trails.


One could exhaust him/herself trying to keep up with your confusion.

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I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby bonehead » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:50 am

Once again:

I bow to thee
as you revel in
your own cleverness

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby highpilgrim » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:27 am

bonehead wrote:Once again:

I bow to thee
as you revel in
your own cleverness


I think it's time to have a breakfast beer with the librarian and write this one off, Pat.

Analise that.
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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby tlongpine » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:52 am

dleebuddy wrote:When I read "C2C" I initially translated that to "Sea to Sea". At the risk of digressing.....Does anyone know of big vertical climbs that start at a sea (like the beach) and return there as well? I see the post about Badwater to Telescope (bonus points for below sea level!).

Hikes in Hawaii spring to mind; Alaska as well.

Thoughts?


Cone Peak in Big Sur is the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48. As the crow flies, it ascends from sea level to a summit height of 5,155' in just three miles. The sea-to-summit-to-sea trail is ~22 miles.

More info: http://www.summitpost.org/cone-peak/150519
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby JsinDeAZ » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:30 pm

I've done the C2C and wanted to add the third C, but my buddy opted us for the tram (he paid for me). You have to get a ride back to your car if you do that. We met a good guy for San Diego who was kind enough to drive us back. Definitley do this hike when it's cooler and wear sunblock. There is little relief from the sun the first 12 miles (though you'll be in the dark for the first few, early start a must). And you're hiking straight up to boot. I remember we had some minor route finding issues. Seems like little trails crisscrossed all over that ridge.

And to the other threadsters, I'm taking ocean to the top of Mount St. Elias. I think some guys skiied from the summit to the sea in a movie of the same name.
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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby bonehead » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:53 pm

highpilgrim wrote:have a breakfast beer with the librarian and write this one off

Thanks pilgrim.
Already done.
Edit.
Wow, what a slap in the face moment.
You definitely surprise me.
Thank You

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby tlongpine » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:29 pm

JsinDeAZ wrote: And to the other threadsters, I'm taking ocean to the top of Mount St. Elias. I think some guys skiied from the summit to the sea in a movie of the same name.


There was a bit of scandal related to the Summit to Sea ski descent on Mt. St. Elias. Marketed by Red Bull as "the world's longest ski decent", it was actually executed in two separate stages on separate occasions, and not the first descent of the line.

But Red Bull wasn't going to let the facts stand in the way of an "epic" marketing campaign.

More of the saga here: http://www.wildsnow.com/893/mount-st-elias-ski-skiing/
I am unable to walk away from the mountain without climbing it. An unclimbed mountain tugs at my consciousness with the eternal weight of time itself. Until I've pressed my face into it's alpine winds, hugged it's ancient granite walls, and put it's weathered summit beneath my heal I'm unable to resist it's attraction.Knowing nature gives the mountain more time than she gives us adds urgency to the obsession. As has been said before; the mountain doesn't care.

It can wait forever. I cannot.

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby bonehead » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:51 am

Hey Greg.
Thanks for sharing a name with me that I had not crossed before.
It would mean even more if you tell me you know someone so blessed.

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Re: Palm Springs C2C hike

Postby nyker » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:59 pm

dleebuddy wrote:When I read "C2C" I initially translated that to "Sea to Sea". At the risk of digressing.....Does anyone know of big vertical climbs that start at a sea (like the beach) and return there as well? I see the post about Badwater to Telescope (bonus points for below sea level!).

Hikes in Hawaii spring to mind; Alaska as well.

Thoughts?


Mauna Kea, Big Island Hawaii. Sea to Sea would be a pretty long day and to shorten it, you'd likely be going *off trail a bit*... gross gain is ~14000ft, add more for net gain.

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