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Goat, State, Marion

Hike in from Road's End to these remote peaks. Hike in over Granite Pass (11 miles, 6000 ft). These are class 2 peaks ranging from 12,200 to 12, 700 feet in height. This is a Fast and Light intermediate trip with a lot of distance and elevation. Send conditioning and qualifications to leader.



Mt Whitney

We will climb Whitney using the mountaineer's route. We will start from the Whitney Portal near Lone Pine, CA by 6:30 AM and plan to be back to the car before dark. We will come down the regular trail. Because of the low snowfall last winter, the couloir should be ice free. I would like to have a co-leader. The couloir may have some short Class 3 sections. Our pace will be brisk. Please send qualifications and interest to George.



South Chalone Peak

Starting near the East Side Entrance, we will head south on a primitive trail that follows Chalone Creek. At the base of South Chalone Peak, we will go off-trail on our ascent of the peak. At the top, we will again be on trail on the way to North Chalone Peak. From North Chalone, we will descend to the Visitor Center and then return to our cars.

Carpool:
Meet at Carl's Jr in Morgan Hill, off Hwy 101 and Dunne Avenue,7:30am.



Tamarack Peak, Castle Peak, or Mt. Judah

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing in the Tahoe area. Requires advanced skiing skills, avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe required. Location determined each day by snow conditions. We seek powder snow and will climb and descend multiple times. Limit 6.



Mt. Sizer

Before the park closes (!) due to state budget issues take this opportunity to hike 14 miles to the top of Mt. Sizer and back.

Meet at Cottle Rd and Hwy 85 Park and Ride, 8:00am. Self-carpool from Page Mill Rd and Hwy 280 Park and Ride at 7:30am. Rain cancels. [Colisted with Dayhiking Section]

Landa Robillard


Tamarack Peak, Castle Peak, or Mt Judah

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing in the Tahoe area. Requires advanced skiing skills, avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe required. Location determined each day by snow conditions. We seek powder snow and will climb and descend multiple times. Limit 6.

Louise Wholey


Mt. Morgan (N)

This graduation trip is an extension of backcountry skiing – ski mountaineering in the High Sierra. TH is Rock Creek if open, else Hilton creek. Ski to base of peak, snow camp, ski up and down peak, snow camp, ski out. Requires advanced skiing skills, avalanche training. Randonee or Telemark skis, climbing skis, avalanche beacon, shovel, and probe required. Expect a hedonistic experience. Limit 6.

Class 2, Winter Mountaineering
Lisa Barboza
Louise Wholey


Sawtooth and Owens

Car camp at Walker Pass and climb these peaks in the far southern Sierra. Pace will be slow. Beginners welcome.

Charles Schafer


Crag Peak and Smith Mountain

These far southern Sierra class 3+ and class 2 climbs involve off-trail bushwhacking. Car camp in the Kennedy Meadows area.

Class 2, 3+
Lisa Barboza


Olancha (12123) and Cartago (10480)

Trailhead is Sage Flat 5770, 1 night backpack over Olancha Pass 9130, to climb Olancha, EL 12,123. Camp near Bear Trap Meadow; be prepared for snow. Bonus Peak: Dayhike Cartago if we have time. Send email with conditioning and recent experience.

Class 2/3
Lisa Barboza


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