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 Post subject: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:58 pm 
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With the weather report on Shasta calling for windy conditions after 39 emails it was decided to go to The Mount Conness area based on JimW's conditions report from a couple weeks back. This place is special place to Me, it was my first overnighter where I met most of the people I tour with now.
The trip to saddlebag lake and then on to greenstone lake is a long slog, so a plan was hatched to make the way out a little easier

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The trip back was going to be a breeze, but the trip in....errr up was a rough go

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We had a couple of new faces in the gang
WJB and Malikia, JimW,s husky

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After biking,hiking,and finally skinning we were ready for some fun

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Nothing technical, just buttered corn

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Swanny dropin in

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and rippin

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WJB,s turn for turns

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JimW. drops as Mal looks on


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Imitationfunk in the Sierra granite

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Riding down into camp

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Imitationfunk soaks up the California Sun

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While Swanny gets His grub on

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JimW brought out His new sleeping bag. I thought it made Him look like Gumby

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and....it makes his butt look big

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Mal seemed to like the camp location

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He didnt like the Doggles though. Lasted long enough for a pic

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Sunday we headed for the Mt. Conness area

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And it was pure Corntopia

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Mal setting up for a corn slash

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WJB fantail shot

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Imitationfunk

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Swanny had to leave early Left his signature

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Rewards for a hard days work

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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Nice work Tex! I'm certain that bike ride has done irreparable harm to my back. Not sure what I'm more stoked about. The Sierra corn or finally eating at Whoa Nellie Deli. I can't believe you can eat like that 8 miles from the trailhead. It makes me want to load up my gear and hit the road.

Speaking of the road....Shasta! Shasta! Shasta!


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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:21 am 
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Look like a good time gents, well done! :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 6:44 am 
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Sweet spring stoke! ohhh the doggles!


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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:14 am 
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:clap: :clap: Nice job guys! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 12:13 pm 
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I was great meeting and touring with you guys. Thanks for having me along

This was the view I was greeted with Saturday morning
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enjoying the view from the top of Greenstone
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enjoying the view of our handywork from camp
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Jim clearly outclassing the rest of us where style points are concerned
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pointing the way to cornitopia
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on top of the Conness Glacier with nothing but untracked creaminess before us
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shredded
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on the way back to camp then Momart for dinner :)
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imitationfunk I am planning Shasta or possible return to Conness whichever is holding up better for June 6th through the 9th

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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Sorry , pics now fixed. Thought I could host them from my google drive by changing the embedded code. Well at least they showed up on my computer :scratch: Thanks Jim for the heads up :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Great effort! Looks like a blast!


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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Nice work splitters. Looks fun. Jim aka Inspector Gadget; what exactly is that? Some sort of crash pad for bouldering or a dual use sleeping pad/chair? Intriguing....

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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:03 am 
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word up guys, way to bring it.


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 Post subject: Re: Saddlebag Again
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Sick write up and photo's..

I kinda like the gumby sleeping bag, but love the husky Stoke!


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