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Tinkers Knob Mid-Week Day Hike

Tinkers Knob

Climb Tinkers Knob in the Tahoe Area.

Tahoe Area
Lisa Barboza


Kern Peak

Kern Peak (11,510)

Climb this remote peak in the southern Sierra near Kennedy Meadows. Satday we will backpack from the Black Rock Trail Head at 8,960' for 8.6 miles with 1500' of gain (with ups and downs) to camp at Redrock Meadows at 8,626'. Then we will climb class 2 Kern Peak in 11 miles and 2,884' of gain, including 6 miles of cross-country. Sunday we will backpack out in 8.6 miles and 1800' of gain (with ups and downs). Note the trail head is 334 feet higher than our camp site. Moderate exertion.Climb this remote peak in the southern Sierra near Kennedy Meadows. Satday we will backpack from the Black Rock Trail Head at 8,960' for 8.6 miles with 1500' of gain (with ups and downs) to camp at Redrock Meadows at 8,626'. Then we will climb class 2 Kern Peak in 11 miles and 2,884' of gain, including 6 miles of cross-country. Sunday we will backpack out in 8.6 miles and 1800' of gain (with ups and downs). Note the trail head is 334 feet higher than our camp site. Moderate exertion.

Class 2, moderate trip
Southern Sierra, Kennedy Meadows
Louise Wholey


Amelia Earhart Peak and either Dana or Toulumne Peak (group choice)

Amelia Earhart (11982), Dana or Toulumne

Spend two days in the awesome Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite. We’ll be doing two day hikes: on Saturday we’ll meet early at our trailhead to climb the class 2 Amelia Earhart, one of the lesser known Yosemite peaks. This is a 16 mile round trip. On Sunday we’ll summit Mount Dana, class 1, or Toulumne Peak, class 1. This will be a shorter day, so participants should be able to head back by late afternoon.

Class 2, moderate trip
Yosemite National Park
Joe Baker
Judy Molland


Mt. Lola

Mt. Lola (9,148)

This will be trail day-hike up Mt Lola. We will meet at Henness Pass Road, near Hwy 89 (~15 miles north of Hwy 80 from Truckee) at 9:00am to carpool to the trailhead. To join the trip leave a phone message indicating interest.

Class 1, beginner trip
Near Truckee
James Wholey
Natalie Guishar


Gibbs

MT Gibbs (12765')

Saturday we'll day hike Mt Gibbs, an often overlooked neighbor of Mt Dana in the Tioga Pass area. We'll see what people feel like on Sunday, with perhaps a day hike of Mt Warren, in roughly the same area but on the east side.

This will be a relatively slow-paced trip and the climbing will be easy, so it should be appropriate for beginners with a bit of stamina. I won't exclude climbers with experience however. There should be some really neat views from both peaks.

Class 1
Charles Schafer


Goddard Divide (High Sierra from East Side)

Haeckel, Wallace, Fiske, Huxley, McGee, Black Giant, Solomons, Thompson, Powell, Goode

We’ll trek for a week through the breathtaking Evolution region of the Sierra Nevada, backpacking to infrequently visited rockbound lake basins and climbing challenging summits. We’ll make a loop from our trailhead at Lake Sabrina (near the town of Big Pine), packing cross-country across the Goddard Divide at Wallace Col, spending an average of two nights at each camp, and ultimately returning to our trailhead with a cross-country pack back across the Goddard Divide at Echo Col. We’ll be challenged by the ruggedness of the terrain, the high elevations (up to 13500 feet), the weight of our packs with a week’s food, and the mountaintops of class 2 and 3 difficulty. None of the summits require the use of a rope. This trip has a maximum of six participants.

Class 2-3, extended mountaineering trip
Lake Sabrina, East Side
Aaron Schuman


Goddard, Scylla (High Sierra from the west side)

Goddard, Scylla, Henry, Red Mtn, McGee, Black Giant

A chance to explore the beautiful Ionian Basin. We’ll start from Florence Lake, making our way initially along the John Muir trail, before going cross-country to our first peak, Mt. Henry. From there, we’ll be heading into Goddard Canyon, where we’ll summit Mt. McGee and Mt. Goddard, before arriving at the magnificent Ionian Basin, where we’ll climb Scylla and finally Black Giant. Peaks are class 1 and 2.

Class 2, extended trip
Florence Lake, west side
Joe Baker
Judy Molland


Brewer, S&N Guard, Table, Thunder, Jordan

Brewer (13570), S Guard (13232), N Guard (13327), Table (13632), Thunder (13517+), Jordan (13320+)

A long and strenuous backpack from Road's End in Kings Canyon NP to our base camps near East Lake will position us for attempts on nearby class 4 summits. If interested please be fast, strong, confident and skilled on rock and snow.

Class 4, rope
Road's End, King's Canyon National Park
Bob Suzuki
Jim Ramaker


Elektra Peak

Elektra (12,442')

Starting from Tuolumne Meadows, we'll head up Rafferty Creek, over Vogelsang Pass, follow then cross Lewis Creek, pass by the Cony Crags, then head up the Lyell Fork drainage to climb Elektra Peak. Permit for 5. Must have backpacking experience and comfortable hiking cross country (we leave the trail as we follow the Lyell Fork drainage). To find out about the peak's namesake, read Sophocles's play 'Elektra' (410 B.C.), based on the famous Greek Orestes myth.

Class 2
Yosemite National Park
Deborah Benham


Clarence King, Gardiner, Cotter, Fin Dome

Clarence King, Gardiner, Cotter, Fin Dome

To avoid holiday traffic we will leave the Bay Area on Thursday.
After a long, strenuous backpack to camp we will have 2 fairly difficult climbs each day, with short belayed climbing on Clarence King and possibly on Gardiner. If interested please be in very good shape with confidence on class 3 & 4 and with some roped climbing experience.

Class 3 - 5, rope. This is a technical trip requiring a high level of skill
Kearsage Pass, Onion Valley, East Side
Bob Suzuki
Jim Ramaker


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