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Silver Peak

Silver Peak (3620 m)

Devil's Graveyard sounds like a place name out of The Blair Witch Project, but that's what the Sierra National Forest calls our campsite. We'll hike from Lake Thomas A. Edison (2330 m) on easy trail onFriday, easily reaching camp beside Devil's Bathtub (2794 m) before noon. Saturday we will all head cross country for class 2 Silver Peak (3620 m). Sunday hike out and drive home.

Class 2, gently-paced three day trip
Sierras - Lake Thomas A. Edison
Aaron Schuman


Mt Kailsh - Lhasa

Camping 14 days, Hotel 7 days

Warren Storkman

Nepal - Mera Peak

Mera Peak 21,300 ft

19 day trip to trek the tallest walk-up peak

Rural experience - Approach from the South East

Warren Storkman

Crag Peak and Smith Mountain

Crag Pk. (9480', Class 3), Smith Mtn. (9533', Cl. 2)

Beginner trip, with car-camp at Kennedy Meadow in the southern Sierra. Arrive Friday evening, leave Sunday afternoon. Be prepared for fall mountain conditions, but snow cancels. Saturday: climb Crag Pk. -- round trip 8.6 miles on trail plus 4.4 miles cross-country, with 3200' gain. Sunday: climb Smith Mtn. -- round trip 4 miles cross-country, 1400' gain; and drive home.

Class 2 and 3
Southern Sierra, Kennedy Meadows
Lisa Barboza

Snow Mountain

Snow Mtn. (7056', northern Coast Range)

This 15-mile day-hike ascends 4000' from the Deafy Glade trailhead to the dual summits. Besides being the namesake peak of Snow Mountain Wilderness, it is also the high point of two counties -- Colusa and Lake. Car-camping is available nearby, enabling our 8:00 AM start. Contact the leader for more details.

Kelly A Maas

Junipero Serra Peak

Junipero Serra Pk. (5862')

This is an annual January Loma Prieta Peak-Climbing Section tradition. It's a 12-mile round trip to the summit of the peak. We'll be carpooling from San Jose, as it is a 150-mile drive to the trailhead. This peak is the 2nd highest in the Santa Lucia range. On the summit, we'll find exotic ponderosa pine, white fir, and other plants normally associated with the Sierra. We'll start at the trailhead at 10 AM, summit by 2 PM and be back at the cars by 4 PM. This is a class 1 day-hike open to all.

Class 1
Santa Lucia Range of Monterey County
Lisa Barboza

Mt. Diablo

Mt. Diablo (3849')

15-mile round trip. Too much food and too little exercise recently? The holidays are over, so now it's time to get back into shape. From Mitchell Canyon we'll hike up the north side of Diablo to at least the two main summits. Heavy rain cancels. For carpooling, we meet at 8:00 AM at the Park & Ride at 680 and Mission Blvd in Fremont, across from McDonald's -- note, this is the NORTHERN of the two 680/Mission intersections. Or, meet at the Mitchell Canyon Trailhead on the north side of Mt. Diablo at 9:00 AM.

Class 1
East Bay
Kelly A Maas

Ostrander Lake

Ostrander Lake Hut and Environs

This will be an easy winter over-night - a good beginner trip. Sat. we will meet at Badger Pass ski area at 8:30 on Sat. morning. We will head out toward Ostrander Lake and go about five mile before setting camp. After setting up camp we will explore the area and look for good views. Sunday morning we will make an early start which in winter probably won't be that early and go to Ostrander Lake, climb to a high point and return to camp and cars before 4:00. This trip can be done on snowshoes or skis. To our camping site will be easy skiing and after that intermediate but without a heavy pack.

Hut Trip on Skis or Snowshoes
Yosemite National Park

Mt. Reba Ridges - Ski with Alpine Ski Patrol

Mt. Reba

Join Charles for some fun skiing in the Bear Valley area.  Overnight in the Alpine Ski Patrol cabin.

Beginner Ski Trip
Bear Valley
Charles Schafer

Three Spanish Sisters

Spanish Mt. (10051') and Three Sisters (10612')

Carcamp at Courtwright Reservoir. Arrive Friday night, return Sunday night. This is an intermediate trip. All peaks are CL1. Snow cancels.

Saturday: Climb Spanish Mt. 15 miles RT, mostly on trail. 3100 feet gain.
Sunday: Climb Three Sisters. 9 miles RT, cross country. 2000 feet gain.

Class 1
Western Sierra, Courtright Reservoir
Lisa Barboza