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May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:55 am

From World Beater Mine Cabin to the Pleasant/Middle Park Ridge:

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDWmB71

Short video to see and hear the water flow near the Stone Corral:


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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by MojaveGeek » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 pm

Nicer weather. Scenic area, never been up in there. What's the peak you took a bunch of pix of? Must have been in the direction you were heading and you were wondering about the snow!

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00 am

MojaveGeek wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:49 pm
Nicer weather. Scenic area, never been up in there. What's the peak you took a bunch of pix of? Must have been in the direction you were heading and you were wondering about the snow!
Yes, a great weather day. The peak was actually behind me as I was ascending the Pleasant/Middle Park divide. So, I am looking at Sentinel peeking over the Pleasant/Happy divide.

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by bbb » Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:54 pm

Great report! Looking forward to some Striped Butte pics if you have any.
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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:44 am

bbb wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Great report! Looking forward to some Striped Butte pics if you have any.

Half the fun of making a mistake is not realizing it, and even when realizing it, not admitting it to yourself. :biggrin:
:) Yes! lots of Striped Butte coming up.

This is Middle Park Canyon:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8920443166

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:54 pm

South Park Canyon:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8947384001

South end of Panamint Crest, including a couple of Striped Butte shots from above:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8947631668

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:04 pm

Down to Butte Valley and around the west side of Striped Butte and on to Geologist's cabin. This has a lot of Striped Butte shots.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8968271681

Here is a lower res version of one of the better ones:

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:55 am

Shots of, in, and near Geologist's Cabin.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8987435906

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by MojaveGeek » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:28 pm

So I gather you liked the views of Striped Butte :)
Nice from those angles I must say.

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:41 pm

MojaveGeek wrote:
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So I gather you liked the views of Striped Butte :)
Nice from those angles I must say.
:) There are a few things in the park that I given extra attention photographically--especially in wanting to see them from as many perspectives as possible--Telescope Peak, the Panamint City smelter stack, 1 particular rock at the Racetrack, to name a few. Striped Butte ended up in that category because I was effectively making a circuit around it and it made sense to get shots of it from all around.

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:15 pm

Around the east side of Striped Butte and back up to the crest:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8995025051

I also made an album (of the same pictures in the other albums) illustrating the circuit around Striped Butte.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8994987847

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by bbb » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:04 am

wbdeford wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:04 pm
Down to Butte Valley and around the west side of Striped Butte and on to Geologist's cabin. This has a lot of Striped Butte shots.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 8968271681

Here is a lower res version of one of the better ones:

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Great pics here and on Flickr. Thanks for posting! I hope to make it to the area one day.

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:25 pm

South end of the crest, which I define as 2003-T on the topos, to Rogers Pass.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 9099011588

There are great views along the way, including some uncommon ways of seeing the southern Panamint peaks

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Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Post by wbdeford » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:35 pm

Rogers Pass to Mormon Peak. Was nice to be able to look back to where the day began at Geologist's cabin, though the cabin itself doesn't really show up in the pics. A 5500 ft vertical gain day.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/168127823 ... 9147941851

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