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Siretta (9977) and Taylor (8802)

Join us for carcamping in the Big Meadow in the Southern Sierra. Enjoy wildflowers, satisfying climbs, and early spring fun. Siretta is suitable for beginners (CL1) and Taylor will require intermediate skills (CL3).

Class 1 (Siretta) and 3 (Taylor)
Lisa Barboza

Pyramid Peak

On this 3 day weekend we'll go in on snowshoes from the Echo Summit snow-park, cross Echo lakes, camp above Lake of the Woods and summit Pyramid Peak. Crampons, ice axe, 3rd class climbing. This is an intermediate level trip.

Winter, 3rd Class
Lisa Barboza

Round Top

Annual day trip from Carson Pass on skis or snowshoes. Crampons and ice axe required.

Winter Mountaineering
Arun Mahajan


Hike, Bike, and Climb at Pinnacles National Monument

Come to the interesting and popular Pinnacles National Monument for a Spring trip. A group camp site has been reserved at the campground for Saturday night, April 5. This is a great area where you can hike, bike or rock climb. Plenty of good hiking and road biking. This is a private trip, no rock climbing instruction is available so be prepared to operate on your own.

Jeff Fisher
Rick Booth

Kanchenguna - North and South Base Camp

This will be a 20 day trek in Nepal.

This is my 30th year leading treks in Nepal and Tibet. I do not handle any of your funds. We pay the trip provider in Nepal.

Warren Storkman

Backcountry Skiing - Florence, Vandever, and Sawtooth

The bowls of Mineral King have been coveted for commercial development for years. Now is a chance to visit them and their accompanying peaks for great spring skiing. Stay in Silver City (make your own arrangements) and do day trips on one or more days over this long Memorial Day weekend. See Paul Richins book Ski and Snowboard Summits for details on skiing Florence, Vandever and Sawtooth.

Intermediate skiing skills required for bowl skiing. Peak-bagging is likely to require advanced skiing skills on more difficult terrain.

Intermediate to Advanced Skills
Louise Wholey

Striped, Cardinal, Goodale

Spring is a great time to access many beautiful peaks from the lower trailheads in the Sierra. This trip is an ambitious attempt to climb all three peaks after a long approach. Excellent physical condition and some altitude experience is required. There may be some snow. Permit: 4.

Louise Wholey

Iron Mtn.

This will be a relatively slow-paced, weekend climb of Iron Mountain. Saturday we'll hike in via the Beck Lakes trail and we'll set up camp. Sunday we'll climb the peak, and hike out. We will be using ice axe and crampons so some experience with them will be necessary, but it will not be a difficult climb.

This region of the Sierra is one of my favorites because of its scenic beauty. Map is Cattle Mountain 7.5 or Topo!

Class 2 - Technical Snow Climbing
Charles Schafer

Dunderberg, Excelsior

Dunderberg, Excelsior

These class 2 peaks are in the boundary region northeast of Yosemite. Start at trailhead near Virginia Lakes (9800) for a 1-night backpack with climbs on each day. Trip is suitable for beginners. Depending on conditions, we might decide to day-hike these peaks and stay at the campground. Peaks are 2-5 miles of hiking, about 2500 feet of gain. Send climbing resume with conditioning and recent experience. Carpool from Bay Area.

Class 2
Northeast of Yosemite
Lisa Barboza

Disaster & Highland Peaks

Disaster (10047') & Highland (10935') Peaks

These are relatively slow-paced day-hikes, suitable for beginners. Both peaks are class 2 (See the last page of Scree what that means). We will car-camp near Sonora Pass for one hike, then move to Ebbetts Pass for the other. This is an area of the Sierra that we don�t often explore, so the hikes should be enjoyable.

Class 2
Sonora Pass
Charles Schafer