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I went back and looked at the map and I guess you probably came across Pine Spring itself. I've never seen it running. Pretty cool.
vgeh,Hat's off to you! That was a hell of a hike in GUMO. I've been on all the highest peaks except Bartlett, all in day hikes. Just the hike to Shumard and back is tough enough from Pine Springs campground, and the hike to El Capitan is as tough, But doing the four in a day trip plus Hunter is exceptional. Well Done! Now you have made me really want to do this, except spend the night at El Capitan and add that peak to your list. I'd have to enlist a partner (Screebird, Homer Wilson, or Lance, or Rocdoc, consider it), as I have a standing promise to my wife no more solos the rest of my life. But you raised the bar sir, damn fine hike. I am extremely impressed, especially with the wind you had. Point 8374 West of Shumard peak over looks Shirt tail canyon, if you ever go back try to go look over that point into Shirt tail, its an amazing view. But I think you described going back down to the East somewhat to avoid the wind. Can't blame you.I have hiked up Pine Springs Canyon between Bartlett and Bush, and there are many really good pour offs to climb. Glad you go to see a few. The canyon that splits off of Pine Springs between Shumard and Guadalupe has a lot of good climbing and pour offs as well. They are all well worth exploring. Thanks again for the report, you're a bad ass.
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