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2012 Trip Report - White Mountains

Date: July 21-22, 2012

On Saturday morning, our first surprise was Ted Kalil appearing at our campsite in Big Pine and announcing that everybody but Allan Wicker was already here, having coffee and ready to head for the hills! Sylvia and I had pulled in late the evening before and (ever observant) I hadn't recognized any of their vehicles. Joining Ted was Homer Meek, Mignon Slentz and Nelson Miller. Our daughter Ariel, her husband Nick and eight month old granddaughter Alice had rolled in and set up camp next to us in the wee hours of Friday night. So everybody said hello, Allan showed up and we all signed in, anxious to move out.

Normally, the Big Pine, Bishop and the Owens Valley area in summer is an oven, 90-105 degrees, but we lucked out with some light overcast and the start of some clouds, temps in the 70s. A perfect start to the trip. We left Big Pine (4200') a little after 9:00 a.m. and headed east on Highway 168, past the remnants of Zurich Station of the Carson and Colorado Railroad, over the Owens River, past the toll station site and over the Westgard Pass into Deep Springs Valley, about 25 miles of pavement total.

Published in 2012 Trips
Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

1999 Trip report - White Mountains

White Mountains

July 24-25, 1999
Leader Alan Romspert, trip report written by Reda Anderson

Trip Leader Alan Romspert, and brother David “The-Wanderer” Romspert, led a rather large group of eager participants through the White Mountains: Miguel & Phyllis Aguilar, and their little dog Frances-the-Dachshund; Reda Anderson, accompanied by adventurer extraordinaire, Ken Freund; Victor Antonivich, who joined us on his way home from Montana; Craig Baker; Elwood and Susan Berry; John Dart and friend; Leonard and Rebecca Friedman; Joan McGovern-White; Robert Meador and Nonie DeSurra; Homer Meek, daughter Andrea and grandson Brett ("Low range 4 X 4 forever"); Bill Ott; Darrel Tomer; David Welbourn; Matt Westlake and young daughter Vanessa  "What's-the-Altitude" Westlake; Allan Wicker and Ding Elnar; and  George “Tail-End-Charlie” Gilster doing a great job keeping us all together.

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Published in 1999 Trips

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Published in 2007 Trips
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 22:49

2012 Trip Report - White Mountains

White Mountains

July 21-22, 2012

By: Jay Lawrence

On Saturday morning, our first surprise was Ted Kalil appearing at our campsite in Big Pine and announcing that everybody but Allan Wicker was already here, having coffee and ready to head for the hills! Sylvia and I had pulled in late the evening before and (ever observant) I hadn't recognized any of their vehicles. Joining Ted was Homer Meek, Mignon Slentz and Nelson Miller. Our daughter Ariel, her husband Nick and eight month old granddaughter Alice had rolled in and set up camp next to us in the wee hours of Friday night. So everybody said hello, Allan showed up and we all signed in, anxious to move out.

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Published in 2012 Trips