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2009-08-16  

Lone Pine Peak, CA
2009-08-16
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Lone Pine Peak, CA 
Lone Pine Peak, CA
 
Hiking Aug 16 2009
Jim_H
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   0.91 mph
2,000 ft AEG
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I have wanted to climb Lone Pine Peak since last August when I got to Lone Pine to climb Whitney. This impressive, prominent, 12,944' peak sits right at the edge of the Sierra Escarpment and offers commanding views of the Owens Valley, and many other noteworthy peaks of the southern Sierra. It is also more imposing than any of the other high peaks of the area, since it sits so close to the valley floor.

I did this as my last peak of my trip and started from Meysan Lake. I climbed across the moraine and lost some elevation and then climbed up into the NW chute. I stayed on rock as much as I could, since the scree is a huge pain to climb up in. I found myself doing harder and harder stuff, and at one point I looked down and took a picture and was a little surprised by what I was doing. I also tried to include an unnamed peak to the west to bolster my peak count, but I cliffed out and decided to spend more time relaxing on Lone Pine and soaking in the summit. It was a great summit.

Rather than post many redundant pictures, I have uploaded a video I took from the summit to youtube. Have a look if you like.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kuApZMbiy0
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