Hiking Mt Williamson from the North Bairs Creek

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The place on Foothill Rd where the North Bairs Creek crosses the road

The place on Foothill Rd where the North Bairs Creek crosses the road

The place on Foothill Rd where the North Bairs Creek crosses the road

The North Bairs Creek canyon


The North Bairs Creek canyon

The North Bairs Creek canyon

The North Bairs Creek canyon

Owens Valley beind me


Wildflowers

The southern side of the canyon

The northern side

Approaching the gorges and looking for notches


Looking for the notch

Artistic combination

Approaching the gorges and looking for the notch

The cirque appears in the distance


Ascending

Ascending

Owens Valley

Owens Valley


A notch high to the right

Ascending to the notch

The elevation gain is already impressive

At the notch


At the notch

On the other side

Owens Valley

Now the route is clear


On the other side

Up the canyon

The ramp is right before the pine forest

The notch from the other side


The notch

The notch

Another notch

Looking back at the notches


Looking back at the notches

Animal tracks

Looking back at the (lower) notch, the gorges and the valley

Higher and lower notches


Notches and gorges

Lower notch and gorges

Lower notch and gorges

Higher and lower notches


Lower notch

Ramp and cirque

Notches behind me

Waterfalls


Advancing in the canyon

Advancing in the canyon

Notches and gorges behind me

Cactus


Almost at the junction of the two branches

The waterfall that marks the junction

Waterfall and ramp to the cirque

The right branch


The right branch

The left branch (the "ramp")

Crossing the creek

Crossing the creek


Higher notch, lower notch and valley behind me

The canyon behind me

Wildflowers

Up the ramp


Up the ramp

Up the ramp

Wildflowers

Wildflower


Wildflower

Wildflower

Wildflower

Wildflower


cactus

Cactus

Cactus

Behind me


Above me

To my right

To my right

Above me


Wildflowers

Up the ramp

Cactus

Up the ramp


Cactus

Up the ramp

A vidette towering over the ramp

Up the ramp


Up the ramp

Up the ramp

Up the ramp

Up the ramp


Up the ramp

Up the ramp

Up the ramp

Up the ramp


Behind me

Behind me

Dead tree

At the green plateau


Behind me

Green plateau

Green plateau

Green plateau


Green plateau

The massif  before the cirque

Behind me

Last view of the valley


The massif

Behind me

Up the massif

Entering the cirque


East couloir and northeast couloir

Cirque and east couloir

More ridges to climb

The two couloirs


Wildflower

Northeast couloir

East couloir

Massif behind me


Towards the couloirs

The east couloir

View behind me

The southern walls of the cirque


Up the northeast couloir

The top of the east couloir from the northeast couloir

Up the northeast couloir

Up the northeast couloir


Up the northeast couloir

Up the northeast couloir

Up the northeast couloir

The east couloir and the plateau above it


Up the northeast couloir

Up the northeast couloir (the pyramid at the top is the east summit)

The side western chute to the summit plateau

Looking down the chute


The end of the chute

The plateau above the east couloir

Mt Whitney

Up towards the summit


Up towards the summit plateau

The chute is behind these boulders

The east summit and the chute location

The east summit and the chute location


The east summit and the chute location

Towards the real summit

The real summit

The real summit

Views from the top


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(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )
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