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Aconcagua (22,841')

If you are interested in visiting Argentina and climbing Aconcagua, one of the seven summits, contact Warren Storkman:

No obligation, but I need your email address.

01/01/2013 - 8:00am
Warren Storkman

Senator, You are no Mount Kennedy (part 2)

Kennedy Mtn (11,433')

From Cedar Grove (5035), we’ll pack up the Copper Creek trail. We’ll set up camp in or above Upper Tent Meadow (9189). Saturday, we’ll hike over Granite Pass (10673) to the north side of the Monarch Divide, traverse up and down through the Volcanic Lakes basin, pass East Kennedy Lake (10100), climb Kennedy Mountain (11433) and return to our camp. Memorial Weekend 2011, this trip was stopped at 11000 feet by a blizzard. It’ll be a different experience as an October outing.

Leader: Aaron Schuman a.j.schuman AT gmail DOT com

Class 2
10/12/2012 - 7:00am
Kings Canyon Cedar Grove
Aaron Schuman


Rara Lake

If you are interested in Nepal, October 2012, and going to Rara Lake in the remote Mugu District, contact Warren Storkman:

No obligation, but I need your email address.

10/01/2012 - 7:00am
Warren Storkman

South Warner Wilderness Loop

Circumnavigate Warner Mountain Range

South Warner Wilderness Loop "Late September - Early October"
Objective of this 3- 4 day, 40 mile loop trip will be to circumnavigate the Warner Mountain Range in NE CA, about 20+ miles from Alturas. Leader is seeking partners interested in exploring dates for this trip and to discuss logistics. The loop trip begins and ends at Pepperdine trailhead with all travel except optional peaks on class 1 trail (Summit trail to Owl Creek Trail). Potential class 2 Peaks: Eagle Peak (9892 ft), Warrent Peak (9710 ft).
contact: timdhultatsbcglobaldotnet for a discussion of this trip, planning and timing.

Class 1 and 2
09/30/2012 - 7:00am
Warner Mountain Range
Tim Hult

Black Hawk

Black Hawk Mountain (10,348')

Start from the Kennedy Meadow Resort, west of Sonora Pass in the
Stanislaus National Forest. Sat backpack to camp, 8 miles with 2,900’
of gain. Sunday early morning climb the peak, and hike out. Contact
Arun for sign ups.

Leader(s): Linda Sun
Arun Mahajan

Class 2
09/29/2012 - 7:00am
Kennedy Meadow Resort, west of Sonora Pass
Linda Sun
Arun Mahajan

Tehipite Dome

Tehipite Dome (7,708')

Tehipite is the tallest dome in the Sierra Nevada, standing higher by far over the Middle Fork of the Kings River than its famous sibling Half Dome stands over the Merced River. Tehipite would be a California landmark if only it were not so impossibly inaccessible. From an unnamed trailhead south of Wishon Reservoir (6800) in Sierra National Forest, 16 miles of up down up down trail lead us across Crown Creek (7881) to an anonymous point (8400) in Kings Canyon National Park, where we begin 2 miles of cross country travel through forest and brush down to the base of the dome (7500). The summit itself is a class 3 climb, enlivened by an appalling drop of thousands of feet to the river below. Limit 4 participants.

Leader: Aaron Schuman a.j.Schuman AT gmail DOT com
Co-leader: Lisa Barboza Lisa.Barboza AT gd-ais DOT com

Exposed class 3 - rope recommended
09/14/2012 - 7:00am
Wishon Reservoir
Aaron Schuman
Lisa Barboza

Hooper, Senger, Gemini, 7 Gables

Hooper (12,349'), Senger (12,286'), Gemini (12,088'), possibly Seven Gables (13,080')

Hooper (12,349), Senger (12,286), Gemini (12,088) and possibly 7 Gables (13,080). We will begin at Florence Lake ferry ride on 1 September. Trip is rated at class 3/4 for some of the peaks, and 2 for others. Permit is for 4. Participants must be comfortable with climbing up to class 4 and knowledgeable on use of a rope and proper technique. Contact

Class 4
09/01/2012 - 7:00am
Florence Lake
Tim Hult

Bear Creek Spire

Bear Creek Spire (13,720')

Saturday we'll hike from Mosquito Flat to a camp at Dade Lake. Sunday we'll climb the northeast buttress of Bear Creek Spire and descend the Ulrichs Route and if time allows climb Mt Dade (class 2) before returning to camp and hiking out. A rope will be carried since some class 4 climbing should be encountered near the summit. To shorten Sunday, we could do Dade on Saturday via the class 2 Hourglass route after setting up camp.

Leader: Terry Cline,

Class 4
08/25/2012 - 7:00am
Little Lakes Valley
Terry Cline

Rule of Thumb

The Thumb (13,346')

The Thumb is a digit extended skyward by the mountain range in an ominous gesture of defiance. The enraged appearance of the peak suggests that it may not be climbed, but we shall seek out a class 3 route. Beginning at the ruins of Glacier Lodge (7796) we will pack primarily on trail to our two-night campsite at Upper Brainard Lake (10800). We will climb over class 3 Southfork Pass (12560), where ice axe and crampons may be necessary. From the pass, the guidebook says the summit route goes class 2, but be prepared for something tougher.

Leader: Aaron Schuman a.j.Schuman AT gmail DOT com

Class 3
08/17/2012 - 7:00am
South Fork of Big Pine Creek
Aaron Schuman

Matterhorn Peak

Matterhorn (12,279')

We'll meet at the trailhead for Robinson Creek at Mono Village Resort, the west end of Twin Lakes, on Saturday morning. (We are taking this trail, rather than Horse Creek, because we can only reserve for 4 on the Horse Creek trail.) We'll hike up the Robinson Creek trail, and camp on the other side of Mule Pass. That's about 14 miles and around 3500' of gain, so it will be a long, hot day, but all on trail. Next day we'll hike the short distance to Burro Pass, then up Matterhorn, and come back via the Horse Creek trail (8 miles). We should be back at our cars by late afternoon. Permit for 8. Leader Joe Baker. Contact Co-leader Judy Molland ( for more information.

Class 1 and 2, but strenuous
08/04/2012 - 7:00am
Twin Lakes, Eastside of the Sierras, Bridgeport
Joe Baker
Judy Molland

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